The self-proclaimed “Queen Diva” of Bounce Music came to Carleton last week, giving a talk as well as performing at The Cave.
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.
The 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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Now 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.
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.
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.
Last Tuesday, two Fellows from the Bon Appétit Management Company Foundation gave a presentation titled “Stories from the Field”, which covered Carleton’s food service’s methodology, farm workers’ rights, how Bon Appétit tries to provide sustainable food for its patrons, and American farmers’ working conditions.
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.