2012 Spring Issue 4 (April 27, 2012)
Last Friday and Saturday night, hundreds of Carls flocked to West Gym to watch the dance show, which lasted nearly two hours and incorporated entirely student-choreographed dances to songs by popular artists like Ludacris, Beyoncé and Gotye.
For the past 25 years, the Carleton Association of Nature and Outdoor Enthusiasts has occupied one of those spots – but CANOE will no longer inhabit its familiar location in Chaney House next year, as it was not one of the six interest houses selected by the committee.
Comprised of professors Daniel Groll and Jason Decker of the Carleton philosophy department, Andy Flory of the Carleton music department and Mike Fuerstein of St. Olaf’s philosophy department, the Counterfactuals have been getting great exposure recently.
“I’m really flattered and honored,” Cvitkovic said. “I’m really thankful to the fellowship office and my advisors. I really could not have won it without the opportunities I have had here at Carleton to do research with David and Gretchen.”
Goals with Soul, a soccer fundraiser and low-pressure tournament, will take place at Carleton on Saturday of sixth weekend in order to raise money for two non-profit organizations that support women’s and youth empowerment in low-opportunity areas.
The Competition Working Group is charged with finding out “what the competition is doing that Carleton should take note of,” deciding whether to emulate the changes made by competing colleges or take steps to present itself as an alternative.
Despite having no journalism classes available at Carleton, Welna praised his liberal arts education for preparing him well and giving him important skills – such as working with fast deadlines, which is crucial to his job. Welna said much of what he does in his career is “emblematic of Carleton’s learning environment, where it’s cool to ask questions.”