Assistant Director of the Office of Intercultural and International Life (OIIL) De’Angelo Washington announced January 5 that he would be leaving his position due to family responsibilities. Washington is the third Assistant Director of OIIL to resign in the past four years.
Greg Hewett's introduction of the acclaimed award-winning author Jonis Agee last Tuesday not only boasted of her many accomplishments, but of her strong personality. As Agee began to address the small crowd in the Gould Library Athenaeum while sporting one of her twenty pairs of cowboy boots (this pair featuring a stuffed snake), it was clear that Peter's introduction was spot on.
Fall term kicked off with a record flood but it didn’t stop there. A snowstorm during the weekend of Dec. 15th dropped nearly 20 inches of snow in the Northfield area, effectively crippling commuters and trapping even the most determined residents in their homes.
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.
Win Wallin, former chair of the Carleton Board of Trustees and a widely-respected Minnesota philanthropist and businessman, moved on from this life, last Dec. 20 at the age of 84. Wallin was a Carleton Trustee from 1983-2001 and served as Chair of the Board from 1991-99. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree upon stepping down from his position as chair. Wallin is survived by his wife, Maxine, and his four children, three of which attended Carleton.
On December 31, 2010, the fiber-optic cable that connected Northfield, Minnesota to the outside world was severed. For nearly thirteen hours, from the early morning to 6 p.m., the telephone and Internet services of both Carleton College and St. Olaf went down. ITS workers and phone company employees were called in from their holiday break and after a frantic day of work, which involved digging a hole in the Arb to access the fiber-optic cable and repair it, Internet service was restored.
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Roman Catholic nun Sister Helen Prejean opened the first convocation of the term by highlighting her role as spiritual advisor to death row inmates. Prejan reaches out to reject the use of violence against violence in America’s system of capital punishment.
On the corner of College and Third sits the skeleton of the soon-to-be Weitz Center for Creativity, formerly known as the Arts Union building. The Weitz Center recognizes the contributions of the Weitz family, which remains the single largest donor in Carleton’s history at $25 million.
David Furumoto, an expert on Japanese theatre, visited Carleton College from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to give a lecture and performance in the Boliou Hall Auditorium. The lecture, which took place on January 7 in front of a packed audience, offered insight into the history of Kabuki theatre and allowed onlookers to observe the intricacies of one of Japan’s most popular forms of traditional performance art.
Reverend Maren Tirabassi, author, United Church of Christ Minister, and Carleton Alum of ’73, presented a talk entitled “Opening Doors and Hearts- The Church and Gender Minorities” sponsored by the Chapel and Gender and Sexuality Center on Monday January 11. Rev. Tirabassi talked about her two recently released books, All Whom God Has Joined and Transgendering Faith.