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  • Casey Markenson ‘12, Forrest McKnight ‘13, and Lizbee Collins-Wildman ‘11 discuss the upcoming MPIRG agenda.

    MPIRG fights for college students’ voting rights

    Should voters be required to have a specific type of photo ID in order to vote in Minnesota? Ben Hellerstein ’12, co-chair of Carleton’s chapter of the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG), strongly believes that the answer is no. He recently travelled to the Minnesota state capitol to argue against the new SF049 bill.

  • Carls channel study-abroad experiences in public health discussion and panel

    Carls channel study-abroad experiences in public health discussion

    Last Tuesday, Carleton students who recently studied abroad in health-related off-campus programs formed a discussion panel to share their experiences and give advice to students who were interested in pursuing similar programs in the future. Students talked about their encounters with public health in Europe, Africa, and South America and how it relates to their studies at Carleton.

  • Kale Zicafoose

    Zicafoose medals at swimming nationals

    With just five note cards and a lot of dedication, four time All-American Kale Zicafoose ’11 swam her way to third place at NCAA Division III nationals in the 100 backstroke. This spring was her fourth and last time at Nationals, so she had high expectations.

  • Prospies flood campus for Accepted Student Days

    Accepted Student Days 2011When high school seniors receive their acceptance letters from a plethora of different colleges, how do they decide which one to pick? Carleton offers an easy solution: Accepted Student Days. Last Thursday through Saturday, admitted students came to the campus to experience Carleton’s culture and explore the academics to see if the college is a good fit for them.

  • Steven Poskanzer

    What’s going on with Stevie P?

    Our president, Steven Poskanzer, has been busy lately. He has almost finished his travels across the states, as he has been visiting all of the trustees in their homes to meet and talk with them. Meanwhile, this week has been a busy one for our always-smiling, always-busy president.

  • This year's sophomores have now chosen their majors.

    Sophomores declared: majors by the numbers

    This past week the class of 2013 declared their majors, with biology, political science and international relations, and economics topping the list.

  • Neil Howe, best-selling author and authority on generations in America, delivered a talk titled “Generations of Americans: Lifestyles, Politics, and the Rhythms of History” for his convocation speech.

    How different are you from your parents? Howe explains today's generations in America

    Neil Howe, best-selling author and authority on America's generations, delivered a talk titled “Generations of Americans: Lifestyles, Politics, and the Rhythms of History” for convocation.

  • Drag show performers strut their stuff in Sayles on Friday, as students and prospies look on (and tip).

    GSC-sponsored drag show returns to campus, huge hit with prospies

    On Friday April 8th Carleton hosted a bedazzled, theatrical celebration of sexuality and the ambiguity of gender, or what is better known as the annual Drag Show.  The show featured a group of six professional Minneapolis-based Drag performers called Dragmanity.

  • Nuclear plant

    Alum brings humility, expertise in talk on the science behind nuclear politics

    There is often a fissure between the physics and politics of nuclear power. On Thursday, April 7th, Carleton alumnus and physicist Kareem Kazkaz ’95 offered a presentation that bridged the gap and provided a comprehensive overview of the topic in light of both disciplines.

  • Canadian artist David Garneau will speak at Carleton on April 12 in the Athenaeum.

    Exhibit by acclaimed Canadian visual artist to come to campus

    David Garneau, renowned visual artist and associate professor at University of Regina in Canada, will speak at Carleton College on Tuesday, April 12 at 4 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Garneau’s appearance is in conjunction with an exhibit of his work currently on display through June 5, 2011.  The lecture and admission to the exhibit are free and open to the public.

  • Students return from break to mourn John Guckin ‘14

    John GluckinIn a tender and solemn service last Wednesday March 30, the Carleton community mourned and remembered John “Jack” Guckin, Jr., a Carleton freshman who was killed in an automobile crash March 15 returning home to South St. Paul for spring break. The accident also killed Guckin’s father, John Guckin Sr.  Guckin was remembered by Carleton students, faculty and staff for his commitment, talent, smile, friendliness and above all, love.

  • Bowling for choice

    The Carls for Choice club headed into Minneapolis on March 31 to participate in the “Bowling for Choice” tournament to fund local reproductive justice organization Pro-Choice Resources.