Francis Bonahon, the Headley Distinguished Visitor-in-Residence, delivered his talk "Curvature: Mountain Passes and Summits, Soap Films, and the Internet" this Wednesday. Bonahon is the recipient of multiple degrees from the University of Paris 11 (Orsay) and previously served as a researcher at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.
In a presentation entitled, "Stevie Wonders' Songs in the Key of Life as a Cultural Artifact of the Long Civil Rights Movement," Professor Kevin Gaines reflected on Wonders' songs and their relation to the tensions during the second half of the twentieth century.
Last week, the Alumni Annual Fund (AAF) hosted Volunteer For Carleton, an annual event during which Carls thank alumni for their support, through both monetary donations and volunteer efforts. Over 630 students participated, a significant increase over the previous record's 526 volunteers, recorded in 2005.
CSA met last Monday to discuss several upcoming issues. The meeting began by approving the budget committee's requests: $9,022 to implement a better sound system in The Cave; $1,184 for an instructor to teach a course for CANOE; $1,500 for Eclipse; and $2,500 for The Manuscript to pay for two poets to perform and hold workshops.
Larry Buxbaum, Executive Director of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the largest of Minnesota's twenty-one district bar associations, opened his convocation speech by emphasizing the use of literature to teach values and ethics to professionals in a variety of fields. He stated how using literature and applying it to professionals has been a technique to illustrate values and ethical points.
The 37 students who attended Saturday's Diversity Institute sponsored by the Office of International and Intercultural Life (OIIL) in the Great Hall spent the day exploring current state of race relations and racial equality.
The 2009-10 school year was a historically successful one for Carleton faculty grant applicants. In a record-breaking year, College faculty members received 29 grants from external sources worth a total of $585,582 in support for their research and teaching. The 29 faculty grants bested the previous high for the College, a record of 22 grants in 2003-04.
The Carleton Graphic, formerly known as the Carleton Comics Journal is stepping things up with their recent release of “Spring Lake Massacre” last Friday, an ambitious project to rival comic-makers at any art school.
The Office of Intercultural and International Life hosted the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner Celebration on January 17 in the Goodhue Superlounge.
CEO of Schell Games and author of the award-winning book The Art of Game Design Jesse Schell opened his convocation speech with a vibrant harmonica passage, insisting that it helped calm him before the anxiety of a public speech
The CSA has been busy this past week discussing money-making plans and sustainability measures. This Monday, the meeting began with the addition of four students from the Committee of Student Life, a CANOE member, and a Budget Committee member applying for open positions. These appointments were all approved.
Started less then a week after the earthquake, Haiti Relief Carleton was founded as a means for Carleton students to help Haiti rebuild. The group concentrates on raising awareness of Haiti’s challenges, sponsoring guest speakers and film screenings and raising funds for Haiti.