Rudolph Byrd, a former Carleton professor and current professor of American Studies at Emory University, delivered his convocation speech entitled “Regarding James Weldon Johnson” on Oct. 1. Byrd is an acclaimed civil rights scholar, and founder of both the Alice Walker Literary Society and the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University, the first institute established at Emory specifically for the purpose of honoring the achievements of African Americans.
What does a photograph tell us about how we view the world? What is the relationship between how the mind perceives the image and what is truly there? Josh Ellenbogen, a graduate of the class of 1992 and a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, discussed these questions and others at his talk last Monday October 4th on the different view of photography held by Francis Galton, a pioneer in developing a new photographic technique, deemed “composite photography”.
It started as a drizzle, soon became rain, and then, before most students knew it, a flood. On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, Northfield got six inches of rain. By early Friday morning, the Cannon River had expanded in volume by ten times since Wednesday.
Carleton College inaugurated Steven G. Poskanzer as its eleventh president last Saturday in an elaborate ceremony evoking both continuity with the past and glimpses of Carleton’s future under its new president.
The undulating tunes of saxophones and trumpets; Ella Fitzgerald-like scat singing at a distance. These are things “The Bad Plus” is not. The avant-garde jazz trio has diverged from conventional personas of the genre and constructed a new musical regime infused with influences from other artistic styles.
Acclaimed French author and psychoanalyst Pierre Bayard gave a talk in Boliou Auditorium on Monday, September 28 on the problematic murders in Shakespeare’s plays Hamlet, Macbeth and Othello.
Carleton College’s newly-appointed eleventh president Steven G. Poskanzer delivered a passionate and energetic address for the first convocation of the academic year.
Carleton College will soon have a second wind turbine in an effort to reduce Carleton’s outside energy consumption.
Due to the persistent rains of the past couple days, the entirety of West Field was submerged under a few feet of water as the banks of the Cannon River overflowed. The same thing occurred before Spring Break last year.
This weekend, Carleton’s 11th President Steven Poskanzer will be formally installed as the President of Carleton College in a ceremony Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Skinner Memorial Chapel, with an address delivered by Hugo Sonnenschein, President Emeritus and Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago.
The year-long review of the student sexual misconduct complaint process, which relied heavily on the feedback and discussions of students, faculty, and staff, has resulted in a new set of processes and support resources for the 2010-11 school year.