For the first time on Carleton’s campus Greek Life meets Hip Hop. The Black Student Alliance along with Campus Activities is proud to present: Kappa Alpha Psi (U of M), Omega Psi Psi (U of M) and Creation Footworking (Chicago). These three groups along with our native Hip Hop group WHOA! will have a campus-wide performance next weekend.
A proposal to create an Environmental Studies major at Carleton has been accepted by the Education and Curriculum Committee and may be approved by a vote of the entire faculty as soon as May. If approved, the major will be available beginning next fall to students graduating in 2011 and beyond.
While students have had the option of concentrating in Environmental Studies for a few decades, the college has never offered an official major in that field. Students in recent years have generally been discouraged from constructing a special major around environmental issues.
The soaring sounds of the internationally-acclaimed Chiara String Quartet will be heard on Friday, April 24 beginning at 8 p.m. in the Carleton Concert Hall. Performing the works of composer Jefferson Friedman, this not-to-be-missed performance is free and open to the public.
When most people say they run cross country, they mean 3.2 miles on a closed course. But not for Carleton alumna Katie Visco (’07), a former track and field runner who is en route to becoming the youngest woman to run 3,200 miles across America.
Ted Falk ’09, history major, has won the Watson Fellowship and will travel to Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco next year.
Carleton seniors can rest easier thanks to a recent program deemed, “Engagement Wanted.” Developed by the Career Center, the program provides the Class of 2009 with a new, interactive form of job-hunting in a job-stripped economy.
Last Tuesday, The Cave Task Force held its first meeting to discuss improvements to The Cave and its current operations. While the committee was originally formed to discuss potential changes to the 3.2% liquor license, the committee will also address the student body’s overall satisfaction with The Cave.
The task force is comprised of a diverse group of representatives, including the three student managers who run The Cave, two members of the Social Programming Board, two members of the KRLX Board of Directors, two Campus Activities Programming Assistants, two CSA senators, and two Students-at-Large. Initiator of the task force and CSA senator Evan Rowe ’09 said, “The goal of this committee is to make The Cave as good as it can be and it will be a collaborative process.”
To celebrate Earth Day next Wednesday, Bon Appetit will be serving foods that are considered part of a “lowcarbon diet.”
Award-winning baseball authors Stew Thornley and Dan Levitt will read from, discuss and sign copies of their books at 4 p.m., Monday, April 20, in the Gould Library Athenaeum on the Carleton College campus.
Lee Clark, Carleton’s new Director of Campus Activities, has not had long to adjust to Carleton life, this being his second Tuesday on campus, but already he said, “the students are all so engaging. They are passionate students. They really care about their experience in and outside of the class room."
Prior to coming to Carleton, Clark’s interest in working in student life began as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland College where he worked in student activities, Res Life, and student government. He continued on to graduate from Frostburg State University, where he received a degree in communications. He then attended graduate school at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a degree in student affairs and higher education. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Montana working on an educational leadership and law degree.
Precipitous drops in the stock markets in the US have caused extreme decreases in college and university endowments that allow those schools to operate.
Last Thursday, Dr. Nate S. Lewis, George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, lectured to the Carleton community on the pressing needs and challenges of renewable energy technologies.