Dr. Sherry Gray, the coordinator of the Global Policy Area at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, visited Carleton on May 2 to discuss the growing concerns surrounding North Korea and its nuclear program.
On Monday, May 6, 14 students and 12 faculty and staff members convened in the Weitz Center for a day-long conference entitled “Reconceiving the Secular Liberal Arts.” The conference was sponsored by the Teagle Foundation, a foundation that strives to be an influential national voice and a catalyst for change in higher education by improving undergraduate student learning in the arts and sciences.
Asian-Hawaiian journalist and music critic Jeff Chang delivered a convocation talk last Friday on the significance of hip-hop music as a cultural music. More than just an influential and expressive art form, hip-hop became a worldview for millions.
Carleton junior Courtney Dufford has been awarded the Udall Scholarship, making her one of only 50 individuals to receive the award nationwide. Dufford, a political science and environmental studies major, was selected from a pool of 488 candidates nominated by 230 colleges and universities.
Carleton’s schedule has varied throughout the years: in the past, for instance, Carleton has had no common time and classes on Saturday. In the future, however, Carleton may have a new schedule, depending on the opinions of students and faculty.
“It’s a small world after all. It’s a small, small world…” Indeed, it did feel like a small world at the Weitz Center for Creativity on Saturday, May 4, as exotic music and enticing aromas from various nations and cultures marked Carleton’s annual International Festival.
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.