2012 Spring Issue 6 (May 11, 2012)
Rooms that were never meant for more than three residents unexpectedly sprung up as Burton quads; spacious Watson corner doubles turned into stuffy, uncomfortable triples; Goodhue lounges transformed into doubles with balconies (very attractive for smokers and star-gazers).
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Carleton’s Alternative Spring Breaks program will look different next year, due to cuts in funding for these annual off-campus service trips from the CSA.
As someone who had worked as a prep cook for renowned New York chef Marcus Samuelsson, as well as taught cooking classes for his peers, Rekdal said he already had the idea for a cooking club in the back of his mind when he arrived at Carleton last fall.
It’s no secret that Carleton, ranked sixth among liberal arts colleges by U.S. News, is competitive, but this year a record number of students applied for admission to Carleton.
Last Friday, Lila Abu-Lughod ’74, Professor of Social Science at Columbia University, delivered a convocation on the 2011 uprising in Egypt.
Tehreema Mitha Dance Company, a South Asian dance ensemble, performed at Carleton College last Thursday in the Weitz Center. Although classically trained, Mitha performs contemporary pieces as well as the classical.
On Tuesday, May 8, four student-members of the Carleton Responsible Investment Committee (CRIC) attended 3M’s Annual Shareholder Meeting at the Saint Paul RiverCentre to speak on behalf of the Lobbying Expenditures Disclosure shareholder resolution.
Amidst the deluge of rain outside, Carleton students celebrated a day of cultural difference and appreciation at this year’s International Fest.
Since the second turbine came online, the two wind turbines together have been providing, on average, 70% of Carleton’s monthly energy usage. The average monthly energy usage is taken from Carleton’s average monthly energy usage in 2011, which was 1,180,196 kWh per month.
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This Friday, the team heads to the University of Chicago campus to play the first round in the NCAA championships against Grinnell College. The winning team will face No. 2 Chicago.
Track meets don’t get much more exciting than last week’s Tommie Twilight. The team had at least 19 personal records, which is a large percentage considering the size of the team. The Knights will use these fantastic performances as a springboard into this weekend’s conference championships, which will be held at Concordia College in Moorhead.
All six seniors on the Carleton College baseball roster played a key role in the Knights closing the 2012 campaign with a 7-3 triumph over host Saint Mary’s University. Carleton dropped game one, 3-2, despite Nolan Baker’s ‘15 three hits, including his first collegiate home run.
After earning four top ten finishes in the MIAC decathlon, the Carleton men’s track and field team heads to the MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, eager to improve on its ninth place finish a year ago. The key to the team’s success will be strong performances from a number of young Knights.
Jocelyn Keller, formerly the head women’s soccer coach at Earlham college, has been named the new head women’s soccer coach. She will be the ninth head coach in the program’s history. Keller will replace Keren Gudeman.
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Carleton is fond of touting itself as an exceptionally welcoming community, tolerant of all intellectual bents and persuasions. However, although I have attempted to have meaningful discussions, my philosophical convictions have been met with cool and scornful rejection. In short, there is little room at Carleton for a nihilist.
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When I decided to major in CAMS, a big selling point was that it was “versatile.” To be clear, I love screenwriting, cinematography, directing and film history, but when you get down to zero reality, I’m as worried about employment as anyone on this campus and I wanted a major that would get me up to date in a lot of different areas — computers, cameras, visual communication, and all the other skills that you put on your resumé to let people know that you’re playing ball.
There’s a lot of us on this DC Seminar that think we have law school somewhere in our future, and as you might expect, we like to debate policy. In other words, we argue endlessly. Sometimes we have productive discussions, but all too often we fall back on our tried and true political positions without really considering all the facts.
The story ends rather anti-climactically. I have an extremely—borderline problematically—low blood pressure, but no heart problems; the primary cause of my blood pressure, dizziness and near-blackouts was a major sodium deficiency. That’s right; not enough salt in my diet. Pretty much everyone in the world has the reverse problem.
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In his now-infamous column printed in The Wall Street Journal earlier this week, writer Bret Stephens lambasted this year’s graduating college seniors for their shallow intellects, lack of practical skills and general conformism as a generation of young people.
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Carleton Players and Semaphore Dancers Present Ancient Greek Tragic Trilogy, Oresteia, Carleton’s Empty Bowls Project 2012 to Raise Money for Northfield Food Shelf, and From Inspiration to Illumination: An Introduction to ‘The Saint John’s Bible’ Comes to Northfield
10:50 pm Security saved a fish from certain death when it jumped from the aquarium located in Hulings Hall. The flopping fish was placed back into the aquarium.
A study found that 9% of fish have amounts of plastics, which can contain toxins hazardous to wildlife. More astoundingly, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has grown 100-fold in the last 40 years.
Some of the more interesting adaptations are involved in freshwater mussels’ methods of reproduction. Since long distance migration would be difficult for the average bivalve, mussels disperse their young in the presence of fish.