2013 Spring Issue 4 (May 3, 2013)
This past Friday, following a controversial article in the Carleton Literary Arts Publication (CLAP), a student-organized rally was held to address the issue of discrimination on campus.
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Carleton College alumna Milanda Landis ’12 has recently finished a prestigious arts management internship at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. From January to April of this year, Landis served as the Graphic Design Intern for advertising at the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center.
After a yearlong hiatus, C.A.N.O.E. House will return to campus for the 2013/2014 academic year to continue its long tradition of leading and facilitating outdoor trips for the Carleton community.
Carleton maintains a mutually beneficial relationship with the larger Northfield community through service programs and academic civic engagement. Every year, in celebration of National TRiO day, Carleton TRiO’s peer leaders organize a fundraiser for a program in Northfield that serves a community need, often one whose mission aligns with that of TRiO.
This past Saturday, students gathered in the Sayles Hill Lounge to make t-shirts with markers and fabric paint and support victims of sexual violence. One out of every five women will suffer sexual violence in their lifetime, so there are approximately one billion survivors of sexual violence in the world.
Less than two months after the death of Hugo Chavez roiled Venezuela, three leading experts on the nation and its society converged on Northfield. Miguel Tinker Salas, a historian at Pomona College, Sujatha Fernandez, a sociologist at the City University of New York, and Javier Corrales, a political scientist at Amherst College, came to Carleton for the annual Foro Latinoamericano, the capstone forum of the Latin American Studies concentration.
Carleton Class of 2005 graduate Emily Schultz has been working on cutting edge U.S. education issues, being part of Teach for America straight out of college and then working with the governor of her home state Alabama to introduce local charter schools.
The Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity received a small addition last week: a golden plaque with the words “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design 2013.”
Following the May 1 reply deadline, more than 550 high-schoolers have enrolled in the class of 2017, fifty more than the 500 anticipated by the Admissions Committee. They represent a yield percentage of about 37.3% of the 1,475 applicants admitted, an increase of about 2% over last year’s yield.
This past Monday, students and faculty members received the sad news that Brian Mars, Carleton’s Lab Manager in Chemistry, Instrumentation Specialist, Hazardous Waste Coordinator, and Chemical Hygiene Officer, had passed away over the weekend.
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While the Carleton College men’s track and field team won only two of the 17 events in this year’s Rolex Classic against St. Olaf College, the Knights claimed victory in the meet. As a tradition, at the end of the day, the teams pick a random event. The school that won that event wins the meet.
The Carleton College men’s tennis team closed the regular season with a 7-2 triumph over the University of St. Thomas in a matchup of regionally-ranked squads. The victory locked up the No. 2 seed and the coveted first-round bye for the upcoming MIAC Playoffs. This is the 11th consecutive season that the Knights have posted a top-2 finish in the conference standings.
Kaitlin Bagley ‘14 had five hits on the day, and Keelin Davis ‘16 tossed another gem as the Carleton College softball team split its third straight doubleheader. Host Hamline University prevailed in game one, 5-3, but Davis recorded her first collegiate shutout, 2-0, in the nightcap.
Claire Spencer ‘16 won her seventh consecutive singles match and closed the MIAC regular season with an unblemished 10-0 record in conference contests as the Carleton College women’s tennis team defeated St. Olaf College by a 7-2 margin. The match was moved to the Owatonna Tennis Center due to wet weather.
Jeff Dsida ‘14 set the tone today for the Carleton College baseball squad (12-14, 2-8 MIAC), homering to straightaway centerfield on the first pitch of the Knights’ first turn at bat. Carleton went on to sweep the Bethel University Royals (19-10, 6-6 MIAC) by scores of 5-4 and 8-4 to pick up their first conference victories of the season.
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As you may or may not be aware, you have been robbed. Over the last few weeks and months, there have been a string of thefts from the vending machines on campus. While to those involved this may seem trivial, the implications are far-reaching and have significant consequences for everyone on campus.
Everyone has heard the adage “you are what you eat,” but our personal food choices do more than shape our health, they shape the global food system, and by extension society. Furthermore, Carleton is what Carleton eats, and as an institution that feeds hundreds of people everyday, the choices Carleton makes about where to acquire its food can have real impact.
They’ve been hiding underground for 17 years, sucking sap and maturing. Now, they are digging tunnels through the dirt toward the surface. Soon, they will be swarming by the billions across the East Coast making a 90-decibel buzz. What, you ask? Some are calling it Swarmageddon. You might have heard of it as the re-emergence of the 17-year cicada known as the Magicicada.
Avery and Quinn are both students at Carleton, participating in a diverse array of extracurricular activities that round out their academic experiences. This morning, Avery and Quinn went to the library to finish their joint project for their Political Science class.
A few weeks ago I wrote a column for prospective students apologizing for the weather and explaining that it isn’t normally like this in Minnesota. Well, Minnesota, I’m done apologizing for you. As I write this, there is four inches of snow on the ground outside, delivered courtesy of a snowstorm…yesterday. On Wednesday, May 1.
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I’m in Italy, therefore I must write an article about travel. To be honest I never used to like travel, in fact you could say I actively disliked it. I was a pretty pretentious preteen and the thought of being dragged off to another city (much less country) was absolutely silly when I had a perfectly capable brain that functioned quite well in my hometown.
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Although the mid-week snow (in May?!?) may cast doubts on the presence of spring, the brief warm spell was enough to unleash some hopeful signs. Many of the trees are starting to bud, and if you venture into Stork Forest, many of our spring ephemerals are blooming!