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  • Room Draw

    Room draw brings joy, frustration to students

    As always, roomdraw this year came with many victories (see page 10) and equally as many losses. High-occupancy rooms were in high-demand among seniors this years, throwing a wrench in the plans of some seniors with lower draw numbers.

  • Wit

    With Wit, Carleton bids farewell to Arena Theater

    “I don’t want to spoil anything for you, but I think that I die at the end.” Protagonist Dr. Vivian Bearing (Chelsea Lau)’s deadpan line in the beginning of the show sums up the at-times seemingly contradictory spirit of the award-winning play W;t, written by Margaret Edison and directed by David Wiles.

  • Fullbright

    Second round of Fulbright Scholars announced

    A second round of Fulbright Scholars have been announced, bringing the total of Carleton recipients to seven seniors. Brian Kilgour, Lydia Jackson and Noah Randolph-Flagg have been awarded the prestigious scholarship for the 2011-2012 year. 

  • Marshall Sahlins

    Marshall Sahlins delivers Frank G. and Jean M. Chesley Lecture

    The 2010-11 Frank G. and Jean M. Chesley Lecture was delivered by Marshall Sahlins, the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, on April 26 in Boliou Hall.  The lecture, which was entitled “Stranger-Kings and Stranger-Kin: The Alterity of Power and Vice-Versa,” addressed the idea of self-producing cultures verses the idea of societies and cultures influencing one another.

  • Weitz Center will open next fall

    Weitz CenterThe Weitz Center for Creativity (WCC) will be ready to open in time for the 2011-2012 school year. The new arts center construction is still underway but will be completed by late July or early August according to Steven Richardson, the Director of the Arts and part of the project’s team.

  • NYU Psychology professor Joshua Aronson spoke about racial and gender stereotypes’ affect on the academic performance levels of minorities and women. Intelligence “is both fragile and malleable,” he said.

    NYU psychology professor tackles achievement gap by challenging racial, gender stereotypes

    Associate Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU Joshua Aronson delivered a talk titled “Stereotype Threat and the Nature and Nurture of Intelligence." He argued there is a tendency to disregard the poor performance of racial minorities as a result of cultural differences.

  • The S/Cr/Nc policy allows students to take classes on a pass/fail grading basis.

    Students draft petition in response to proposed S/Cr/NC changes

    Last week, the Education and Curriculum Committee proposed three S/Cr/NC policy changes to the CSA. The first two, removing the pre-S/Cr/NC option and requiring a professor to sign off on S/Cr/NC-ing a class, have been received positively by most students on CSA. The third, however, is raising concerns among students and CSA representatives.

  • WHOA House

    Res Life renews interest houses for coming year

    The announcement of the six interest houses for 2011-2012 evidenced a change in the current make-up of interest houses. The houses will be CANOE, Farm/Parr (“Sustainable Interest” House), Culinary, Science-Fiction/Fantasy, F.I.S.H. and, new this year, Fitness House. Not renewed was the Wellstone House of Organization and Activism (WHOA House).

  • Blue Scholars

    Spring Concert 2011 Preview

    The headliner at this year's Spring Concert is Washington duo Blue Scholars.  Other groups who will perform include with Philadelphia DJ RJD2, LA-based band Dawes, Canadian rockers Yukon Blonde, folktronica duo yOya, and student groups Ova Yonder and Throwin' Bones.

  • Farm Bill

    Farm Bill 101

    Last week, students gathered in the Library’s Athenaeum to learn about the Farm Bill from a representative from MN’s Land Stewardship Program, a local farmer, and students representing MPIRG and Food Truth. Food Truth, MPIRG, and SOPE co-sponsored the event with funding from the CSA and the Environmental Advisory Committee to give students a “Farm Bill 101."

  • Rebecca Frumpkin

    Frumkin ‘12 debuts new play in Little Nourse Theater

    Carleton can cross one more thing off its to-do list: hold the world premiere play of an award-winning writer. This past weekend, Little Nourse Theater debuted Security, a new play written by Rebekah Frumkin ‘12. With four showings over the course of the weekend, students had the opportunity to come out and witness a fellow student’s newest endeavor.

  • Goldwater

    Two Carleton juniors named Goldwater scholars

    Carleton College students Cody Finke ’12 and James Lu Morrissey ’12 were both recently named Goldwater Scholars. The two were selected from a pool of 1,095 sophomores and juniors who had been nominated by the faculty of their respective colleges and universities.