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  • Sandra Cisneros delivers the Convocation.

    Cisneros delivers convo in pajamas

    Award-winning American author Sandra Cisneros, famous for her acclaimed first novel The House on Mango Street – which she wrote just out of undergraduate studies – enthusiastically delivered a convocation speech about writing, death, and spiritual health, all while wearing her brand new blue pajamas.

  • Ben Katchor

    Graphic Artist Katchor presents comic on cafeterias

    Aboard the musty 15-minute Chicago train ride he took each day, Ben Katchor needed to find a way to channel his boredom. Observing the beauty in the blur of buildings that passed through the window, he was inspired to begin working on comic strips.

  • Rea Dol, the founder of the SOPUDEP school in Port-au-Prince. Dol gave her presentation on her experience after the earthquake.

    Founder of Haiti school discusses rebuilding

    On Oct. 5, native Haitians Max Adrien and Rea Dol came to Carleton to speak about their roles in mitigating the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Haiti approximately ten months ago.

  • Besides his performance and lecture, Bassam Saba also attended and gave shorter lectures to classes on Friday, including Maureen Jackson's Turkey Today class.

    Arabic musician, Basam Saba, delivers concert

    On the night of October 7th, the Great Hall was filled with a unique blend of improvisational music. Finding inspiration in the roots of traditional Arab harmonies, Bassam Saba and his ensemble let their emotions conduct them in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • Robert Hefner

    Robert Hefner delivers talk on Islam

    Robert W. Hefner, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University, presented the 2010 Lindesmith Lecture in South and Southeast Asian Studies in Boliou auditorium on Thurs., Sept. 30.

  • B-boys descend on Carleton for battle

    B-boy GravityThe October 1 b-boy battle began simply enough. Individuals from the Dynamic Rockers b-boy group and other local Minnesota crews began to warm up on the “floor” as the crowds trickled in, crews stretched in back and people chatted casually. Suddenly, the music grew more upbeat and the warm-up became more serious. What began with some light footwork soon turned into dives down onto the floor, twists and strange contortions of the body, freezes in positions that didn’t seem possible, and flips that made the crowd cry out with excitement.

  • Robert Gale

    Former Trustee and VP of College, Gale ‘48 passes

    Robert L. Gale ‘48, Trustee Emeritus and previous Vice President of the Public Relations and Development for Carleton College passed away September 29 at the age of 83.

  • Heather Corinna gave two talks at Carleton discussing feminist sexual education.

    Sex In the Real World: A New Approach to Sexual Education

    On Thursday, September 20 Carleton’s Gender and Sexuality Center hosted Heather Corinna, self-acclaimed queer writer, artist, educator, activist, peacful warrior, professional rabblerousser, former musician, internet publisher and community organizer.

  • Rudolph Byrd, a former Carleton English professor delivered last Friday’s Convocation.

    Byrd delivers convo on civil rights pioneer

    Rudolph Byrd, a former Carleton professor and current professor of American Studies at Emory University, delivered his convocation speech entitled “Regarding James Weldon Johnson” on Oct. 1. Byrd is an acclaimed civil rights scholar, and founder of both the Alice Walker Literary Society and the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University, the first institute established at Emory specifically for the purpose of honoring the achievements of African Americans.

  • Hugo Sonnenschein, President Emeritus of the University of Chicago delivered the main address of the Inauguration.

    Poskanzer inaugurated as 11th President

    Carleton College inaugurated Steven G. Poskanzer as its eleventh president last Saturday in an elaborate ceremony evoking both continuity with the past and glimpses of Carleton’s future under its new president.

  • Carleton and Northfield recovering after record flood: Downtown businesses and track destroyed

    Flooded football fieldIt started as a drizzle, soon became rain, and then, before most students knew it, a flood. On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, Northfield got six inches of rain. By early Friday morning, the Cannon River had expanded in volume by ten times since Wednesday.

  • Despite sandbagging efforts, not all buildings were saved from the damage of the flood. Froggy Bottoms Pub sustained $200,000 worth of damage and will be closed for months.

    Quick look at the flood damage