2013 Winter Issue 5 (February 15, 2013)
Jack Lew has undoubtedly come across more than his share of crawling parasites in Washington, but he might have seen even more in his year on second Musser. Obama’s nominee for Secretary of the Treasury and former chief of staff attended Carleton during his freshman year, from 1972 to 1973.
What was it like to go to college during the Civil War? How did colleges support the war effort? How did colleges change after the Civil War? This past Wednesday, Michael Cohen, a Carleton alumnus who graduated in 2002 gave a talk on the affect of the Civil War on colleges.
Unless you read your program closely, you wouldn’t have realized that the cast of last weekend’s ETB showing of “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” were all first-years. The quartet of young actors showed subtlety and poise in a memorable and haunting production of the Neil Simon play.
You may have noticed a fluorescent presence near the dish conveyors during lunch last week. Carleton’s Clean Plate Club Initiative volunteers were there to promote reducing food waste in the dining halls and to address the problem of food waste.
Renowned political commentator David Gergen opened his convocation address last week by comparing Poskanzer to Gandhi. He characterized the Indian leader as someone who “spent his first year listening,” before becoming the voice of India.
For the second consecutive year, Peace Corps placed Carleton on its list of the top volunteer producing small colleges and universities. Carleton also placed many students into Green Corps and AmeriCorps.
At the beginning of this month all the dormitories competed to reduce their power intake the most. Students were helped along by the Carleton Sustainability’s website, which catalogued the progress of each hall in terms of electric and water consumption.