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.
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.
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.
When 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.
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 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 America's generations, delivered a talk titled “Generations of Americans: Lifestyles, Politics, and the Rhythms of History” for convocation.
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.
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.
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.
In 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.
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.