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  • Linguistics Picnic 2009

    Linguistics Department morphing into a permanent major

    Started in 1986 with Professor Mike Flynn, who taught under the heading of the philosophy and psychology departments, linguistics has evolved into an independent course of study. Today, with three professors in dependable teaching positions, the department is in "a strong position to be a regular major and regular department," said Flynn.

  • Green Wars Logo.

    Fourth annual Green Wars begin with new features

    Since 2006, Green Wars has become a yearly staple at Carleton.  In addition to its familiar setup (each of the individual dorms competing to lower their energy use from January levels), this year’s Green Wars will also feature weekly energy data postings, the addition of campus houses as a combined team and a new structure of groups hosting weekly events.

  • Eclipse Team

    New women’s team joins frisbee community

    This term, there have been several important changes made to the structure of women’s frisbee teams at Carleton. Eclipse, traditionally a team for students learning to play frisbee, held try-outs for the first time. But Carleton’s continued overwhelming interest in the sport prompted Casey Markenson ’12 to start a new women’s Frisbee team, open to anyone who wants to play.

  • Haiti Flag

    Candy-grams benefit AMSA

    Carleton students perusing the all-campus email in recent weeks may have spotted announcements for the sale of Valentine’s Day candy-grams. The profits from this fundraiser will contribute to the construction of a bicycle ambulance for use in Haiti.

  • Celebrating the 30th annual Mid-Winter Ball: The history behind the tradition

    Dancing the Night AwayTomorrow night, Saturday, Feb. 6, Carleton brings out its finery to celebrate its 30th annual Mid-Winter Ball. The event attracts over half of the Carleton student population. Chris Marshall '10 compared it to “a cross between a Sayles dance and your senior prom - it's an opportunity to dress up and do something fun without all the awkwardness of high school.” The tradition of Mid-Winter Ball, according to college archivist Eric Hillemann, evolved from a “Viennese Ball” held on Jan. 24, 1981. The event was originally organized by Campus Activities' Paula Armagost, fashioned after a similar dance put on at Colorado College.

  • Megan Lynn

    Women’s and men’s swimming throw last home pool party

    The women’s swimming and diving team defeated St. Olaf College 199-100 to finish their regular season with only one loss. The men’s team put forth a solid improvement compared to last year against a powerful St. Olaf team that placed 4th in the nation in 2009.

  • R.T.Rybak

    C&C: Caucus season has begun for 2010 elections

    About twenty Carleton students gathered in the front of Sayles at around six on Tuesday night to wait for rides to their Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) Party precinct’s caucus at the Northfield Middle School. The group largely divided themselves into two circles that were based upon the two gubernatorial candidates they supported, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and state Rep. Paul Thissen.

  • Scott Koehler

    Carleton sports medicine physician heads to Vancouver

    Dr. Koehler is “Going for Gauze” at the Winter Olympics. Most attendees of the Olympics go to support the athletes with cheers and national spirit. Dr. Scott Koehler, however is going to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics as medical support for athletes, serving as an orthopedic doctor at the Olympic village clinic for eight days this February.

  • Sylvia Rhyne

    Musical duo to bring medieval love songs to Carleton

    Next week, Carleton alumna, Sylvia Rhyne ’78, returns to the Concert Hall with her musical collaborator, Eric Redlinger, to serenade Carls with 14th and 15th century French compositions. The musical duo, named Asteria, will perform a program entitled, “A Most Sweet Glance: The Blossoming of the Burgundian Spirit in Song, 1390-1440.”

  • Associate Professor of History Susannah Ottoway moderated the event.

    Voices on Haiti panel addresses issues after earthquake

    The Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti brought down homes, schools, medical facilities, transport, electricity and the means of restoring normalcy for the millions of Haitians affected. It also prompted individuals at Carleton and in the Northfield community to take action. On Jan. 27, a panel, Voices on Haiti, was held to discuss the problems facing Haitians after the massive earthquake.

  • Cows, Colleges and Contentment

    C&C: Community Resource Bank works with Fed to stop losing money

    -Community Resource Bank works with Fed to stop losing money

    -Northfield Teen starts program to help families in Afghanistan

  • Computers in the reference area

    Carleton increases Internet bandwidth

    Carleton increased its Internet bandwidth by 60 percent on Jan 19th, 2010. This is the first increase in over 2 years. A bandwidth increase allows more bits (1s and 0s) to flow into and out of Carleton in a given amount of time, but does not affect the speed of those bits.