The committee is chaired by two members of the Board of Trustees, Jack Eugster ’67 and Cathy Paglia ’74, according to an announcement sent to students by the committee last Thursday. In all, 17 individuals make up the committee, including five trustees, two administrative staff members, two alumni, four faculty members and four students.
Mahal Burr ‘12, in conjunction with Children’s Culture Connection, has compiled and published a book of letters written by students at Cannon Falls School to children in Iraq titled ‘Dear Friend: Letters of Peace.’
International Relations major Adam Karas ‘10, was recently announced as one of nine students nation wide to receive a Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation scholarship. Since 1988, the scholarship has been awarded to students who show a steadfast commitment to promoting peaceful resolutions to global disputes.
“I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians,” Google’s chief economist Hal Varian once told The New York Times. And now, with a new statistics track available to mathematics majors, Carleton students can prepare for one of the most sought after positions in the job market.
The posters covering the walls of the Benton House lounge say it best. From Harry Potter to X-Files and Star Wars to 300, the interests at Science Fiction (Sci-fi) House are broad to say the least. “Sci-fi as a genre is much bigger and much cooler than people think it is,” house manager Jeff Rzeszotarski ’10 said.
The War Works exhibit, the primary feature at the Carleton Art gallery until Nov. 18, invites the community to reflect and analyze the horrors of war through provocative art created by six artists.
Rebekah Frumkin ’12 recently had her short story published as part of “The Best American” series. Frumkin’s short story, “Monster,” was selected for the 2009 edition of “The Best American Nonrequired Reading,” an annual anthology compiled by writer and McSweeney’s editor Dave Eggers and a committee of high school students.
The symposium, occurring nine months after the first one held during winter term last year, gave students the opportunity to present their research, interests or reflections on a term abroad. Students, professors and members of the Off-Campus Studies Office were in attendance for one or several of the thirty-minute presentations given over the weekend.
Najat El Hachmi, acclaimed Catalan writer, is currently on Carleton’s campus. Winner of the most prestigious award in Catalan letters, the Ramon Llull prize, El Hachmi explores issues of cultural identity and immigration in her two novels, “I, Too, Am Catalan” (2004) and “The Last Patriarch” (2008).
On Saturday, Oct. 24, the north side of the Bald Spot was lined with 350 photographs of Carleton individuals and their personal answers to this question: “Why do you care about climate change?” Sustainability assistant Arpita Bhattacharyya, one of the six students who spearheaded the project, said that the event was an effort to join the international movement, but also a chance to raise awareness on campus that there needs to be more than just green dorms and wind turbines.
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In the Carleton community, activism is a way of life. From political campaigning to social activism, Carls use numerous student organizations to get involved at both the local and international level. One resource for students seeking to improve their community is WHOA, the Wellstone House of Organization and Activism.