2012 Fall Issue 3 (October 5, 2012)
Despite complaints from students and problems with the new software, the Carleton administration has pushed ahead with what is proving to be the most controversial policy change of the year: the implementation of printing quotas for Carleton students.
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Mike Obermueller arrived to a Willis classroom Sept. 27 that was covered in a dense smog of Dominos pizza and filled with a cacophony of students speaking on the phone with potential voters.
Early last Saturday, a handful of Carleton students drove to Minneapolis to participate in The Big Gay Race, an event organized by Minnesotans United for All Families (MUFAF) to urge citizens to vote against the Minnesota Marriage Amendment.
Last Thursday, Mark Cladis, a professor of religious studies at Brown University, gave a talk on Ralph Waldo Emerson in Leighton Hall in which he discussed Emerson’s thoughts on religion, virtue and democracy.
The newly released 2013 U.S. News and World Report Rankings place Carleton at #8 on the National Liberal Arts Colleges list. The new ranking represents a shift from last year’s list, in which Carleton tied with Bowdoin and Wellesley for #6. What accounts for this change?
Carleton students joined a group of about 250 people on Sep. 30 for the fifteenth annual Northfield CROP walk.
After a generous introduction by son Niko Duffy ’13, TIME Magazine executive editor Michael Duffy joined his colleague Nancy Gibbs, deputy managing editor at the magazine, in a convocation speech on the American presidency.
A proposed amendment to the state constitution on the ballot this November is dividing Minnesotans and rallying members of the Carleton community in opposition.
This past weekend, Carleton hosted the Visual Learning Conference at the Weitz Center for Creativity.
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After battling illness last week, Guthrie Cunningham ‘14 helped guide the Carleton College men’s cross country team to an 11th-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota. That is the Knights best team finish at this event since 2007.
The Carleton College volleyball team saw its four-match winning streak snapped as the Knights were swept at Northwestern College in a non-conference match.
The Carleton College football team racked up 311 yards of total offense on Saturday, but the Knights (2-2, 1-2 MIAC) failed to overcome yet another early deficit, falling to No. 3 University of St. Thomas, 47-24.
Carleton (6-3-2, 2-2-1 MIAC) came into the game in the midst of a 419-minute scoring drought at home. That streak ended quickly when Ord hauled in a cross from Ellie Wilson ‘15 and put the ball in the back of the net just 52 seconds into the game.
The Men’s Soccer team, currently ranked 16th in the nation according to the NCAA poll, pulled off two impressive MIAC wins away from home, with victories against Macalester and Gustavus Adolphus improving the Knights’ record to 9-1 overall and 3-1 in MIAC play.
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I urge Carleton College to take an institutional stand against the Marriage amendment to the Minnesota Constitution. Eric Sieger, Director of Media Relations, has stated that, “[Carleton] does not take political stances on social issues that do not involve our core educational mission.”
In little over a month, voters across Minnesota will go to the polls to decide whether or not the state constitution should be amended to explicitly ban marriage between partners of the same sex.
I’m not a Republican, but I’m also not a Democrat, and I know I’m not the only person who was upset by Dan Antoszyk’s article in The Carletonian a few weeks ago, “Carleton College: The One Party Bubble.”
On Wednesday night, President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney debated on live TV for the first time. According to polls from CNN news, 67% thought that Romney “won” the debate, claiming that he appeared more “in command” than Obama.
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1. Paint them green, glue them back onto a tree, and pretend it’s still summer; denial is a happy place.
The recent Apple maps app flap has gotten quite a bit of attention in the news. It represents a big company making a (actually rather small) changeto their devices with massive ramifications for its users.
Every few months, I become a new person. Not all at once, and not in a “born again” sort of way. It’s a gradual transformation: over time, my thoughts, feelings, and attitudes about the world and how I fit into it seem to shift.
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Both sides spun the truth. Who exaggerated the most?
How much protein should you be eating? To calculate your daily need of protein, multiply your weight (in lbs) by 0.37; this gives you how many grams of protein you should consume in a day.
Fall may be my favorite time of year, and October my favorite month. I love the transformation of colors that happens so quickly it’s hard to catch, the crunching of leaves while walking to class or through the Arb, the growing excitement for Halloween, and the smell in the air that can’t be explained in any other words other than crisp.