“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.