In the Carleton community, activism is a way of life. From political campaigning to social activism, Carls use numerous student organizations to get involved at both the local and international level. One resource for students seeking to improve their community is WHOA, the Wellstone House of Organization and Activism.
On Thursday, Oct. 22, student recipients of one of two scholarships related to activities abroad displayed their work at the Going Global Poster Session in the Great Hall. The various projects carried out by the group of current juniors and seniors demonstrated a wide range of international locations and interests.
On Oct. 23, as part of the Anthropologists on Globalization lecture series, Liz Coville, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, delivered a talk entitled “Apakabar on the Internet: Transnational Communication in Late New Order Indonesia.”
This summer, the International Student Programs (ISP) office integrated into the Office of Intercultural Life (OIL), leading to massive changes in personnel and staff responsibilities. The official and physical turnover occurred on Aug. 28th.
The Lens Magazine, an independent magazine of politics and culture run by students of Carleton College, recently received the Gold Medalist ranking from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The Lens is an interdisciplinary magazine published bi-annually, featuring the works of over 85 Carleton students.
Colleges across the country and world this past week sounded the call for making online academic articles more accessible to students and professors. Though it has remained a behind-the-scenes conversation, Open Access is being discussed on campus as well. The basic principle behind Open Access is a switch from a pay-to-read model to a pay-to-publish model that makes articles free to all those who wish to access them.
The religious and cultural event was marked by scented candles, prayers, spicy curries, classical Indian dances and elegant traditional outfits. Ms. Suhag A. Shukla, the co-founder of the Hindu American Foundation, was welcomed to light the ‘diya,’ the lamp and to acquaint the students and visitors with the meaning and history of Diwali.
Interest houses form an integral part of the community for people to gather and share a passion or cause or just get together over conversation on themes of interest. Asia House is one such interest house, where students involved in aspects of Asian culture get to live in Hunt cottage and host cultural events open to the community at large.
Each year on Halloween, groups of Carleton students flood the well-lit Northfield streets in their hilarious costumes, knocking on doors for canned goods. The event, Trick or Treat for Canned Goods, has become an annual tradition sponsored by Carleton’s chapter of Mortar Board.
Under the direction of Lee Conrads ’12 and Sam Dunnewold ’12, Experimental Theater Board’s (ETB) performance of David Ives’ one-acts last weekend covered the concepts of love and dating, artistic creativity and writing, and miniature golf. Each short play used an unusual and clever conceit to explore universal themes, creating a series of shaper vignettes, which all together lasted under one hour.
Over fourth weekend the student organization Sexuality and Gender Activism (SAGA) sent four Carleton students to join the thousands of people from all over the country and from all walks of life who marched in Washington, D.C. in support of equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community (LGBTQ).
Back in April 2008, 1523 members of our Carleton community took the Campus Climate Survey administered by the Diversity Initiative Group (DIG) and our consultant Rankin & Associates. The results of the 100 question survey found that many respondents spoke positively about campus climate and expressed an overall appreciation and excitement for initiatives such as the Campus Climate Survey.