After a grueling Winter Term at Carleton, long-awaited Spring Break finally came. For a group of driven Carls, Spring Break was not an ordinary road trip, but rather a trip full of hard labor, new friends, and discussion of socioeconomic class issues.
A new student-run blog about all things Carleton is gearing to launch next term. The site, tentatively named The Daily Knight, will feature Carleton event information, student blogs and campus news.
On Friday, Feb. 27, the Carleton, St. Olaf and Northfield communities united to support Haiti at the Singing for Haiti, or Chanté pou Ayiti, concert. The event, organized by the Haiti Justice Alliance of Northfield, St. Olaf students and Haiti Relief-Carleton, raised $3,500 for victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12.
This is a Census year. The 2010 Census Poster Design Competition, inspired by the rich tradition of visual communication, aimed at encouraging public awareness and participation in the Census in order to get a complete count in Rice County.
- City Council deals with disputes at meeting
- Northfield Company and County Landfill fined for pollution
Chilly temperatures and rigorous schoolwork usually characterize winter term, but big news doesn’t hibernate. Here’s what we were talking about, and what we’re looking forward to this spring.
In an all-campus email sent early Thursday morning the Carleton Student Association Senate announced that after receiving 565 votes, Jinai Bharucha will be the next CSA President. David Heifetz ‘11, the other balloted candidate, received 446 votes.
With a campaign to transform Rice County's agriculture underway, MPIRG is taking on the local food system. Last spring a couple of members of MPIRG asked themselves "what policies a local government could enact?"
Due to insufficient funding, plans for the renovation of Margaret Evans Hall have been suspended. A recent report from the Evans Renovation Committee confirms that the dorm will remain open for the entirety of the 2010-2011 academic year.
On Friday, Feb. 19, the Theater and Dance department premiered “Angels in America Part One: Millenium Approaches,” by Tony Kushner. The play is one of three that the department will showcase this year and tells the story of two troubled couples, one heterosexual and the other homosexual.
- First National Bank faces increased government oversight
- Northfield’s very own cereal company?
The convocation speaker on Friday Feb. 19 was Dr. Lisa Dodson, research professor in Boston College Department of Sociology. Her latest book, The Moral Underground, covers the moral conflicts that result from social unfairness; in particular, her research deals with the conditions of a deeply stratified social economy.