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    Carleton MPIRG plants seeds of community sustainability

    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?"

  • Evans Renovation

    Evans renovation project put on hold by funding problems

    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.

  • Tony Kushner’s play, “Angels in America Part One: Millenium Approaches,” continues this weekend, playing tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m.

    Carleton Players present “Angels in America Part One..."

    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.

  • Weitz Family Foundation pledges towards Arts Union

    Arts Union RenderingCarleton College announced that the family of Wally ’70, Barbara ’70, Katie ’96, Roger ’99, and Drew ’02 Weitz and their spouses Watie White ’93, Kate, and Meredith ’02 pledged $15 million towards the completion of the College’s Arts Union project, located at the site of the former Northfield middle school. The $15 million gift is part of the Weitz Family Foundation’s challenge to Carleton’s Board of Trustees.

  • Vagina Monologues 2009

    Vagina Monologues raise awareness and money

    Last Saturday night, over 800 people packed the chapel for an evening of laughter, tears and, at times, heavy silence. Dealing with issues ranging from pubic hair and orgasms to genital mutilation and rape, Carleton’s production of The Vagina Monologues celebrated female sexuality and highlighted the reality of sexual violence against women.

  • Representative Keith Ellison

    Congressman Keith Ellison speaks on intersect of faith and career

    Keith Ellison, who represents Minnesota’s fifth congressional district, said he struggled to come to terms with his position as the first Muslim in the United States Congress. The impact of his faith on his career were the subject of his lecture and discussion last Friday at the Severance Great Hall.

  • DVD

    And the winner is... The results of the 2010 Golden Schillers

    1st place: "Love Letter"

    2nd Place: "Shipwrecked"

    3rd Place: "Soundtrack"

  • Professor Deborah Appleman

    Professor Appleman presents poetry and prose from prisoners

    This past Monday Deborah Appleman, Chair of Educational Studies, gave a presentation that highlighted the brilliance locked behind bars in Minnesota. During a recent sabbatical she and her husband taught writing courses at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater located in Stillwater, MN.

  • Carleton Student Association Senate

    CSA elections begin Sunday: President, VP and Treasurer each have two candidates in race

    CSA elections begin Sunday, Feb. 21 at noon and end on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 11:59 p.m. Positions to be determined in this election are President, Vice President, Treasurer and two Representatives from each the junior, sophomore and freshman class.

  • Changes to institutional event alcohol policy: Student ramifications possible

    Rotblatt 1In a policy officially enacted early fall term, the vice president and treasurer’s office mandated that alcohol served at institutional events must be purchased and served by Bon Appétit, the college’s licensed caterer. The rule applies to any events sponsored or scheduled by one or more academic departments or administrative offices to take place on campus for members of the Carleton College community. While the new policies do not apply to student sponsored activities, many are wondering whether the liability concerns will lead to new rules regarding college sanctioned events like Mai Fete and Rottblatt.

  • 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.