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This past weekend the women’s rugby team established themselves as a dominant club sports presence on campus by winning the Division III Minnesota Rugby Union State Championship.
The Carleton Student Association (CSA) Senate met last Monday to discuss the contentious issue of graduation credit for club sports. Specifically, the issue on the table was Carleton’s policy of allowing students to earn four physical education credits towards graduation through varsity sports while only allowing students to receive two through club sports. Carleton’s graduation requirements currently require four physical education credits earned through any combination physical education classes, varsity sports and club sports.
Carleton alumni Michael McCulloch ’07 and Nazish Zafar ’07 have been educating people on the prevention of malnutrition in Brazil. Their innovative proposal, entitled “The Napkin Project: Health Education on the Street,” was funded by a $10,000 grant provided by Kathryn Wasserman Davis’s 100 Projects for Peace Initiative. The idea behind “The Napkin Project” was to promote basic knowledge of nutrition by printing nutritional facts onto napkins that would be widely used by the citizens of Brazil.
The Education and Curriculum Committee (ECC) at Carleton College is currently spearheading one of its most auspicious projects in the last half-century. Under the auspices of the ECC, a select number of Carleton faculty and students are undertaking a curricular review, a process that Carleton last did forty years ago. While curriculum is tweaked with each year, the curricular review is intended to examine Carleton’s curriculum, including graduation requirements, on a holistic level.
We have various student organizations on campus that serve the interest of Carleton students, from Amnesty International and the Carleton Democrats. Yet, student leaders of these organizations agree that there is much left to be desired of Carleton students’ activism on political and social issues.
Carleton parent part of Nobel prize winning IPCC; Randy Dole recognized for research in climate change
Al Gore shared the prize with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which includes third year Carleton student Chris Dole’s father, Randy Dole.
International Student Programs is hosting a week of festivities beginning Oct. 22. Sponsored by the U.S. State and Education Departments, “International Education Week” is an annual worldwide event in its eighth year, and is meant to promote understanding through international education and exchange.
On May 25th Governor Tim Pawlenty signed into law the "Next Generation Energy Act of 2007". The Bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Bill Helty and Senator Yvonne Prettner Solon, establishes Minnesota as a national leader in climate change and energy efficiency legislation.
Spirit Garden tattoo and piercing, on Division St., will soon be closing. A new restaurant, Sweet Lou’s Waffle Bar, will replace it.