Tomorrow’s convocation will be given by Sherri Turkle, MIT Professor and author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other.
So let’s talk about what you guys do here. While each week there are a fair number of sharp pieces, I think there are also a lot of opportunities that, if taken better advantage of, would do much to make the ‘Tonian really relevant again.
Next week is International Education week, and students at Carleton will be hosting a series of events to celebrate the benefits of international education and cultural exchange abroad.
Last week, Indigo Scott responded to my opinion piece from the first Carletonian of the term titled: “The One Party Bubble.” My intent was to lament the lack of ideologically conservative students at Carleton, especially during an important election season.
As most of you probably know by now, this week’s vice presidential debate was a lot more heated than the first presidential debate. Here in the office, we were a bit undecided over who actually won the debate, but we all agreed that it was much more interesting than last week.
I urge Carleton College to take an institutional stand against the Marriage amendment to the Minnesota Constitution. Eric Sieger, Director of Media Relations, has stated that, “[Carleton] does not take political stances on social issues that do not involve our core educational mission.”
In little over a month, voters across Minnesota will go to the polls to decide whether or not the state constitution should be amended to explicitly ban marriage between partners of the same sex.
I’m not a Republican, but I’m also not a Democrat, and I know I’m not the only person who was upset by Dan Antoszyk’s article in The Carletonian a few weeks ago, “Carleton College: The One Party Bubble.”
On Wednesday night, President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney debated on live TV for the first time. According to polls from CNN news, 67% thought that Romney “won” the debate, claiming that he appeared more “in command” than Obama.
Carleton will move to 100% On-campus housing. This is my educated prediction. Not my desire.
Here we are, three weeks into the school year, and the printing quota continues to rear its ugly head. What does this mean to me? Simply, the quota needs to go.
The class of 2013 will graduate as the American economy experiences a painfully slow recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression. The national unemployment rate is still alarmingly high at 8.2% and the rest of the world hasn’t fared much better: the Euro-crisis seems never ending and even China’s indomitable growth has sputtered and slowed.