If there was ever any doubt about Carleton’s love for Dacie Moses, let her 128th birthday anniversary stand testament to the devoted appreciation and support of students, faculty, staff, alums, and community members alike.
A group of Carleton College faculty and students had a lively book group discussion about education in Headley house. Their own interpretations and sharing of anecdotes were inspired by Why Students Don't Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom, a book written by Daniel Willingham.
Al Montero, professor of Political Scienceand Director of Latin American Studies at Carleton, gave a lecture on Jan. 20 concerning his recent two-week trip to Cuba.
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.
Becky Albitz, from the Electronic Resources and Copyright Library at Pennsylvania State University, visited the Gould Library Athenaeum to discuss the current state of E-books in academic institutions. Her lecture took place on Jan. 17.
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.