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  • “Close to Home” campaign aims to stop local homlessness

    In a world where social movements and political activism shout loudest, it can be difficult to compete to get a word in edgewise. Campaigns are dominated by the issues that get people to vote and people only research the topics strictly pertinent to their everyday lives. What happens to the other issues? The issue: homelessness. The location: Northfield, Minnesota.

  • Students share MCAN experiences

    The Multicultural Alumni Network (MCAN) is a program at Carleton meant to support the College's overall educational, admissions, career, and fundraising programs, particularly as these programs relate to the enrichment of its students and alumni of color. As part of this program, current students recieved scholarships to help fund their summer work. Here are responses from a few students who recieved such funding.

  • Laird Stadium under water due to the flood.

    Flood damage estimate increases: Current estimate at $5.5 million

    According to an email sent out to the Carleton community last night, the current damage estimate from the September flood stands at $5.5 million, with an expected maximum coverage by insurance only covering $4.3 million. These numbers, however, are still just early estimates and as college officials continue to plan their course of action, it is possible that these cost estimates could drop.

  • Big Freedia performed at The Cave.

    Photo feature: Big Freedia

    The self-proclaimed “Queen Diva” of Bounce Music came to Carleton last week, giving a talk as well as performing at The Cave.

  • Students and administrators watch presentations made during last Wednesday’s Town Hall meeting.

    CSA hosts town hall meeting on traditions

    Traditions were the subject of the town hall meeting held by CSA last Wednesday. Traditions are usually at the will of the community from which they originate. As Eric Hillman, the Carleton Archivist, says, “Tradition is what’s formed in a community over time” and Carleton has its fair share of different traditions.

  • Carleton presents “Prints Around the Pacific Rim”

    "Prints Around the Pacific Rim" 1The relationship between humanity and nature has recently been characterized by extreme swings of give and take. Headlines about the Gulf oil spill and annual wildfires in California seem to illustrate an ever-present tension between Mother Earth and her human inhabitants. But these instances of friction, which explode into the national consciousness like disquieting showers of sparks, are not indicative of man’s true relationship with the environment. At least, that’s one interpretation of the art of Sean Caulfield.

  • R. Dale Guthrie delivering last week’s convocation on paleothic art.

    Paleobiologist explains paleolithic art

    “What was our natural life history? Can it tell us something about our morals, love, and even our religion today?” This was the question that renowned paleobiologist R. Dale Guthrie posed as he delivered convocation last Friday, October 15.

  • Mahmud Rahman

    Mahmud Rahman reads experts from his work

    Soft-spoken but articulate, petite but forceful, Mahmud Rahman stood in the Anthenaeum last Thursday, Oct. 14 as he read to an audience of about twenty people. He gave a reading of four separate excerpts from his collection of short fiction, entitled “Killing the Water”, which was published last January.

  • An artist's rendering of a pulsar.

    Andrea Lommen ‘91 notices a wrinkle in the cosmos

    Creases in the fabric of space-time. Though the notion seems to forbode some daunting task involving abstract phenomena, the theory is not so remote. On Thurs., Oct. 14, Carleton alumnus and astrophysicist Andrea Lommen ‘91 presented a lecture regarding the modern employment of pulsars in detecting “folds” in gravitational waves.

  • Professor Fred Hagstrom

    Hagstrom presents on story of Frank Shigemura

    This past Wednesday, Professor Fred Hagstrom gave a presentation entitled “From Minidoka to Minnesota” about the story of Frank Shigemura, a Japanese-American who came to Carleton from an internment camp during World War II as part of a scholarship created to help remove students from internment camps.

  • Flood causes $3.2 million in damage

    Sediment on West FieldNow that the waters have fully receded back into the Cannon River, Carleton has begun to address the extent of damage to the college and begun to replace and repair ruined items. According to an email sent out to Carleton staff, faculty, and students on October 8, the current damage estimate rests at $3.2 million, most of which should be insured.

  • Cafeteria tray

    Trayless Tuesdays coming to LDC

    As you walk into the LDC next Tuesday, be prepared to make a few changes in your eating habits. The food will be the same, but the trays will be gone. With the leadership of the Sustainability Assistants (STAs) and the support of more than 570 Carleton students, the CSA passed a resolution to eliminate trays from the East Dining Hall (LDC) on Tuesdays.