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  • ITS kept busy by wireless and internet problems at end of break

    On December 31, 2010, the fiber-optic cable that connected Northfield, Minnesota to the outside world was severed.  For nearly thirteen hours, from the early morning to 6 p.m., the telephone and Internet services of both Carleton College and St. Olaf went down.  ITS workers and phone company employees were called in from their holiday break and after a frantic day of work, which involved digging a hole in the Arb to access the fiber-optic cable and repair it, Internet service was restored. 

  • Michael Rothman '84

    News Briefs

    Carleton alum named Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce by Dayton

  • Sister Helen Prejean speaks at the Opening Convocation of Winter Term 2011.

    Convo: Capital punishment opponent shares her faith

    Roman Catholic nun Sister Helen Prejean opened the first convocation of the term by highlighting her role as spiritual advisor to death row inmates.  Prejan reaches out to reject the use of violence ­­against violence in America’s system of capital punishment.

  • Work is still taking place on the new Arts Union.

    Arts Union renamed for family of generous alumni

    On the corner of College and Third sits the skeleton of the soon-to-be Weitz Center for Creativity, formerly known as the Arts Union building. The Weitz Center recognizes the contributions of the Weitz family, which remains the single largest donor in Carleton’s history at $25 million.

  • Japanese theater expert rolls onto Carleton campus

    David Furumoto, an expert on Japanese theatre, visited Carleton College from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to give a lecture and performance in the Boliou Hall Auditorium. The lecture, which took place on January 7 in front of a packed audience, offered insight into the history of Kabuki theatre and allowed onlookers to observe the intricacies of one of Japan’s most popular forms of traditional performance art.

  • UCC reverend discusses gender minorities in the Church

    Reverend Maren Tirabassi, author, United Church of Christ Minister, and Carleton Alum of ’73, presented a talk entitled “Opening Doors and Hearts- The Church and Gender Minorities” sponsored by the Chapel and Gender and Sexuality Center on Monday January 11. Rev. Tirabassi talked about her two recently released books, All Whom God Has Joined and Transgendering Faith.

  • Jabir Yusoff

    Proposal accepted by Yale Experimental Philosophy Project

    Four Carleton students, senior Jabir Yusoff, junior Sarah Pinkham, and sophomores Lorenzo Najt and Daniel Peck, had their proposal accepted by the Yale Experimental Philosophy Month competition.

  • Hour of Power to support cancer research

    Hour of Power, Cancer SucksThis past Tuesday, the Carleton Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams participated in the fifth annual “Leave it in the Pool” Hour of Power, a swimming relay at Cowling Gym in honor of former Carleton swimmer Edward H. “Ted” Mullin.

  • Cassat and Memorial, the two newest dorms on campus, were build to LEED Gold Standard.

    Carleton named a College Sustainability Leader

    Carleton College was awarded a good grade of A- and the distinction of an Overall College Sustainability Leader in the The College Sustainability Report Card, which recently released its 2011 grades after closely examining 322 selected colleges.

  • Carleton alum and former Ambassador Michael Armacost ‘58 gave last Friday’s convocation.

    Convocation: “How should we think about China?”

    Veteran diplomat and prominent figure in the international policy community Michael Armacost ’58 opened his convocation speech by addressing the question many scholars and individuals around the world share: “How should we think about China?”

  • In the future, GPA may no longer be the basis of the Latin honors program.

    Latin Honors program being reworked

    The Education and Curriculum Committee (ECC) is reworking Carleton’s guidelines for Latin Honors, the special academic recognition students receive on their diplomas when they graduate. Currently, GPA determines the level of honors a student receives: according to the Registrar’s Office, a GPA of 3.25 qualifies as cum laude, 3.5 as magna cum laude and 3.9 as summa cum laude. 

  • West Field has had the sediment removed but still has no grass, which will need to be planted in the spring.

    Flood Damage Update

    Since the devastating floods in early October caused heavy damage to the Stadium, East Gym, and other campus buildings and student houses, Carleton’s administration has made substantial progress on repairing the damage done.