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.
Karen Tei Yamashita '73 has been named a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award for the novel I Hotel, Yamashita’s fifth book. The book is about struggles for civil rights set in San Francisco’s Chinatown from 1968-1977.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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 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.
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.
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 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.