2013 Winter Issue 3 (February 1, 2013)
Volunteer for Carleton made its triumphant return to campus last week. The event, sponsored by the Alumni Annual Fund, drew students to the Great Hall to write postcards and make phone calls to alumni and volunteers, thanking them for their support.
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This year, the Career Center has promoted ‘Engagement Wanted’ as a networking tool to connect Carleton seniors and juniors with “Alumni, parents, and friends of the College who may have advice, referrals, or employment opportunities.”
Concerns about campus water had arisen following the publication of an article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune in late December. The piece documented widespread nitrate pollution in groundwater across much of southern Minnesota, including in Dakota County, where Carleton is located.
What are examples of racism in real life? What is white privilege? Students explored and reflected on these questions through the Rethinking Race Workshop, which took place both Saturday and Tuesday night.
Manal al-Sharif, the “Rosa Parks of Saudi Arabia” and cofounder of the Women2Drive campaign, has earned a place on Time Magazines list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People for her own brand of civil disobedience.
This past Thursday, retired U.S. Naval Intelligence Commander Jon Olson gave a presentation on the sharing of federal intelligence, discussing recent changes in both methods of gathering intelligence and the ethics of intelligence itself.
Helene York is an advocate for sustainable food who directed the purchasing initiatives for the Bon Appétit Management Company. As such she is very familiar with supply chain dynamics and macro-level logistics, which were the focus of her presentation “Beyond Consumer Activism: What Companies Must Do to Fix a Broken Food System.”
Mamma mia, what a show! Carleton’s student-run, student-choreographed dance troop performed their Winter Show last weekend on Friday and Saturday night, livening up the great space in Sayles and drawing lots of hoots and hollers from the audience
This past weekend, Dacie Moses house celebrated the 127th birthday of Candice Moses, the house matron of the famous house that still stands on Union Street, practically unaltered from when it was first built in 1870.
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It’s extremely early in the 2013 season, but if the initial indications come to mean anything, it could be a very exciting indoor campaign for the Carleton College men’s track and field team. The Knights won three events at the Minnesota State Mankato Open, a meet that featured mostly competitors from NCAA Division II institutions.
With the Knights competing exclusively against racers from NCAA Division II institutions, Colette Celichowski ‘15 and Ruth Steinke ‘16 finished 1-2 in the mile run, crossing the line at 5:12.43 and 5:13.26, respectively, to highlight several strong performances by the Carleton College women’s track and field team at the Minnesota State-Mankato Open.
The Carleton College women’s swimming and diving team wrapped up its dual meet portion of the season at St. Olaf College, and it is fitting that the seniors led the way.
The dozen seniors on the Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team, participated in the final dual meet of their careers as the Knights traveled across town to face St. Olaf College on Senior Day for both squads.
Putting up a team high 26 points on the afternoon, senior Tom Sawatzke ‘13 joined exclusive company as just the 26th Carleton College men’s basketball player to tally 1,000 career points. Sawatzke’s historic effort, which was one point shy of his career high and marked his 12th career 20-point game, played a key role in a Knights’ comeback that came up just short.
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“Drew, this a huge bummer,” read a text I received during Helene York’s Friday Convocation. It was from a friend I’d convinced earlier in the day to come to the speech. Despite my previous enthusiasm, however, I was now inclined to agree with her: this was depressing.
Room draw numbers came out this week. I was sitting in the Libe, studying for an exam (number two of the week!), when suddenly the library broke into a furor. I’d completely forgotten (somehow...), but it was the night that room draw numbers had been released. It was 12:01 AM.
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I love flying. Adore it, actually. Going to the airport is like walking into an amusement park for me, which I’m pretty sure is not how most people feel at the thought of spending two-plus hours of their life in an airport. According to Orson Welles, writer of the dissenting opinion, there are only two emotions a person experiences while flying: boredom and terror.
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Four groups of two students competed for the best chili on Monday afternoon during LDC’s Chili Cook-Off. Over the course of two and a half hours, students and chefs worked together to produced the best Chili possible. The results varied, from spicy chilis to savory concotions that had student taste-testers and dinner-goers alike asking for more.
We need a resilient food system that can cope with a changing climate and unpredictable conditions such as this drought. How are we going to get there? Assuming we aren’t holding our breath for federal agricultural policy that will motivate change, then companies of all shapes and sizes need to get creative about what kind of a food system they are supporting.
The birth of every snowflake starts out with a speck of dust. If the temperature in the cloud is below freezing, water vapor condenses onto the particle, forming an ice crystal. The crystal continues to absorb and freeze more water vapor, growing into a snow crystal.