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  • Rudolph Byrd, a former Carleton English professor delivered last Friday’s Convocation.

    Byrd delivers convo on civil rights pioneer

    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.

  • Some examples of Francis Galton's composite photographs.

    Josh Ellenbogen ‘92 gives talk on Francis Galton

    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”.

  • Carleton and Northfield recovering after record flood: Downtown businesses and track destroyed

    Flooded football fieldIt 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.

  • Hugo Sonnenschein, President Emeritus of the University of Chicago delivered the main address of the Inauguration.

    Poskanzer inaugurated as 11th President

    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.

  • Despite sandbagging efforts, not all buildings were saved from the damage of the flood. Froggy Bottoms Pub sustained $200,000 worth of damage and will be closed for months.

    Quick look at the flood damage

  • Pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and percussionist David King showcased their dissonant beats.

    “The Bad Plus” fits Concert Hall’s jive

    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

    Author delivers talk on Shakespearean murders

    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.

  • Steven G. Poskanzer

    Poskanzer lights up Carleton with “Setting Prairie Fires”

    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 currently has one wind turbine in the upper Arb; sites are still being determined where to place the second turbine.

    College moving forward with plan to build second wind turbine

    Carleton College will soon have a second wind turbine in an effort to reduce Carleton’s outside energy consumption.

  • Flooded West Field

    The Return of West Lake!

    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.

  • Poskanzer to be inaugurated as President of Carleton

    Poskanzer outside 1This 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.

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    Carleton overhauls sexual misconduct complaint process

    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.