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.
Carleton's EthIC program, or Ethical Inquiry at Carleton, has been in existence for a number of years and was developed and well led by previous directors. This year, however, EthiC has formed a new branch, entitled "Windows of the Good Life" which is celebrating its first successful inaugural year on campus and examines, at its core, life's biggest questions
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band will be visiting Carleton tonight to give a musical performance in the Concert Hall starting at 8:00 P.M. Ritter made time in his schedule to drop by Northfield between a performance at First Avenue in Minneapolis last night and another stop at The Vic Theatre in Chicago that will take place tomorrow night.
Taking a break from the cold weather outside, students and accepted students alike packed into the warmth of the Cave to listen to the poetry performance last Friday night by Sarah Kay, Spoken Word poet and founder of Project V.O.I.C.E., which seeks to “combine performance, writing, and a supportive environment to inspire youth to recognize that their views are significant, valid, and necessary.”
In celebration of Pride Month, the Gender and Sexuality Center has held various events throughout the month of April, including a barbeque. Although the unexpected snowfall forced the event indoors, students still enjoyed the event.
Spoken word poet Sarah Kay hails from New York City, a fact not lost on her chapel audience when she called for Minnesota “to get its act together” in comparing Northfield’s thick snow to the seventy-degree days of the Northeast. As the founder of Project V.O.I.C.E. (Vocal Outreach Into Creative Expression), an organization that encourages young adults and children to use spoken word as a means of growth and self-expression, Kay delivered her talk as if it were a spoken poem: with dynamic rhythm, passion, and accompanying gestures.
Two more Carleton seniors—Shantrice King ’13 and Milan Cvitkovic ’13—have been announced as Fulbright Scholars for the 2013-2014 year, bringing Carleton’s total number of winners to four (so far).
From April 11th to April 13th, and again from the 18th to the 20th, a total of three hundred fifty-two admitted students , or “prospies,” visited campus, an all-time high for the school according to Admissions Counselor Peter Varnum ’08. They arrived at Carleton in the midst of whirling winds and late-season snow, dumping accumulations that would give the campus the appearance of a snow-globe.
Students and professors gathered in Boliou 104 to decide last Wednesday. Five professors from five different disciplines argued for why their discipline should wind up supreme after the apocalypse.
Expecting a catered dinner and discussion about hunger in the United States, students filed into the Great Hall last Wednesday to attend Carleton’s Hunger Banquet, hosted by Residential Life. Most students did not expect to leave hungry.
Having served as the US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and then the United Nations, Khalilzad drew upon his experience of serving in the second Bush administration to speak about the dynamic role of American global influence.
With the beginning of the term comes the first announcements of 2013-2014 Fulbright Scholars—with two recently announced from Carleton, and potentially more to come.