Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a mathematician and education inequality expert, gave a convocation address entitled “Leadership and the Role of Liberal Arts Colleges in Promoting High Achievement Among Minorities” in the Skinner Memorial Chapel last Friday.
On Friday, January 25, in Skinner Memorial Chapel, speaker Robert K. McLaughlin shared his story of his false conviction in 1979 as a murderer and felon. McLaughlin, since his exoneration in 1986, has focused his life on spreading his story and helping other wrongly convicted people; his story has been featured on “20/20” and “Dateline,” and was also featured in the 1991 made-for-television film “Guilty until Proven Innocent.” Perhaps to the surprise of many audience members, wrongful conviction is relatively frequent, particularly in cases based on eyewitness evidence. “It could happen to anybody—it could happen to you,” McLaughlin said. McLaughlin’s speech was entitled “Actually Innocent but Wrongly Convicted.”
“If you do nothing, nothing changes,” was the rousing anthem of Judy Richardson’s Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation on Friday, January 13. With Richardson’s address, Carleton students, faculty and community members were able to witness a member of living history as Richardson spoke of her participation in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
Friday, January 11, Carleton students, staff, and faculty, along with other members of the Northfield community, filed into Skinner Memorial Chapel to hear Dr. Mark Seeley’s talk titled, “Climate Change in Minnesota: Evidence and Implications”. Dr. Seeley is a climatologist and meteorologist from the University of Minnesota and has worked as a professor in its Soil, Water, and Climate Department since 1976.
"I'm a loudmouth,” said Ada E. Deer to a chorus of laughter at the Convocation on Friday, November 2 at the Skinner Memorial Chapel.
The curator of Southern California’s enigmatic Museum of Jurassic Technology, David Wilson presented photographs of works sculpted by Hagop Sandaldjian, an Armenian born artist whose works now reside in Wilson’s museum.