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  • Downtown Northfield

    Issues of land ownership in the Northfield area­­

    The city of Northfield may receive up to nine acres of land for less than the cost of a donut at Sayles-Hill. A Northfield family, the Gleasons, have offered to sell between 6.94 and 9 acres of land for $1 to build a new fire and/or police headquarters.

  • Contra Dancing

    Northfield Contra Dance is something to stomp about

    Have you longed for a Carleton dance that doesn’t feature midnight topless-ness? There’s no need to “say a little prayer” for more tasteful Sayles dance decorum—Friday’s 3rd Annual Northfield Harvest Stomp contra dance promises to be an evening of (fully-dressed) line dancing and rollicking live folk music.

  • Skinner Memorial Chapel in the midst of repairs and cleaning

    Skinner Memorial Chapel

    Carleton’s Skinner Memorial Chapel will be looking its best in less than a month.

    Current work, including the cleaning of the building’s exterior and repairs to leaky roofs and aging brick and stonework, is expected to be finished a few days past the original Nov. 6 deadline due to recent rains, according to Director of Facilities Steven Spehn.

    The work is part of a two-phase Chapel maintenance project, with the first phase “mostly addressing the front part of the Chapel and the tower,” Spehn said via e-mail.

    “We are feeling quite proud with this opportunity to maintain this gem of a facility in a way it truly deserves,” he said.
  • Dr. Julian Bond

    Chairman of NAACP, Julian Bond visits

    On Thursday, October 8, 2009, Julian Bond, current chairman of the NAACP, gave the inaugural speech of “The Broom Lecture in the American Demographic Experience” lecture series at Carleton. The speech was entitled, “Civil Rights: Then and Now”.

  • Courtesy of Pressville.org

    Journalism class starts online news site

    The English Department’s “Truth vs. Power: A Journey into Journalism” course exposes students to the logistics of journalism as they learn how to communicate a story to and about their community.

  • Proposed Northfield Skate Park

    Old Memorial emerges as skate park frontrunner

    Joe McGowan, the Northfield Skate Coalition's cofounder, said that the site near Seventh and Nevada Streets “has been my choice since day one” for a proposed skate park in Northfield, under discussion for over three years.

  • Carleton buildings

    Get Interested: Women’s Awareness House

    Berg House, a gray-brown, boxy building located next to Dacie Moses, may not seem like the most inviting house on the block. But, like a Tootsie pop or Sean Connery’s reclusive character in Finding Forrester, one need only brave its hard exterior to discover the warmth within.

  • Late Night Cookies

    Food choices expand with new Late Night Cookies and Burrito Delivery Service

    The stomachs of Carleton students have recently inspired a blossoming of student run businesses on campus, including the new Late Night Cookies and Chipotle burrito delivery service.

  • Carleton Bookstore

    Bookstore adapts to student needs

    In response to feedback from various sources, including students, faculty and the Bookstore Advisory Committee, the Carleton Bookstore made changes this summer in the hopes of better fulfilling customer needs and attracting more business.

  • MPIRG

    A bruised MPIRG reboots with hope

    Ben Hellerstein acknowledged that the current position of the Carleton MPIRG branch is “not ideal,” and notes that in continuing to receive guidance for new projects and ideas from MPIRG’s statewide staff despite being unfunded, Carleton’s MPIRG is “basically getting something for nothing.” This set-up is working now but is not “sustainable in the long run.”

  • Beth Lo

    Ceramic artist Beth Lo steps into the studio at Carleton

    Beth Lo, a ceramic artist and professor of art, came to Carleton on Monday, Oct 5, to share her work with the Carleton community. In the two and a half hours that Lo spent with the class, she demonstrated throwing porcelain vessels, trimming, carving, and decorating with slip. As she worked, she talked about her experience with clay and her connection with the craft.

  • Carleton buildings

    Slow economy diminishes aid available for music lessons

    Over half of the Carleton student body receives need-based aid, and the College meets 100% of that need. However, Carleton has had to make some changes for this current fiscal year (2009-2010), such as how aid is given to students who take music lessons.