Last Saturday was Carleton’s annual Spring Concert. Brother Ali was the headliner of the event. Other musical acts that performed throughout the day included Helio Sequence, Tapes ‘n Tapes, Roma di Luna and Radio Moscow and students bands and DJs.
When you search Carleton's online data-management program for shared photos with "Oden" in the title, there are well over 500 photos. Granted, most of them are of him fly-fishing, and one of them is of the Japanese winter dish, not related to our outgoing president. In any case, we thought we'd share a few of our favorites.
With plans to retire at the end of this academic year, Robert A. Oden Jr., the tenth president of Carleton College, will preside over his final Honors Day Convocation on Friday, May 28 at 3 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. An esteemed professor of religion, Oden will deliver a keynote address entitled “Listening to Ancient Voices.”
Sharing blankets and lighting candles as daylight faded on the Bald Spot, students gathered outdoors last Thursday evening for the GSC’s annual SpeakUp event. Our collective act of listening says, ‘Not on our campus,’ as effectively as any spoken word,” Edelstein said.
Need a fan to combat next year’s heat wave? Perhaps something to make your Musser double a little more aesthetically pleasing? Come to Carleton’s tenth annual Lighten Up garage sale on Thursday, June 17 and Friday the 18 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Two years ago, a group of multicultural students of the class of 2008 decided that they wanted to have an entirely separate graduation to honor their successful navigation of Carleton’s rigorous academic and social settings.
From May 20 to May 22, the members of the Experimental Theatre Board brought to life a play by Tom Stoppard in Little Nourse Theatre, in which the past and the present merge, imagination challenges science and the timelessness of love is emphasized.
Though Iceland has been in the news recently due to its economic crisis and the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajokull, this North Atlantic European island generally does not receive much attention in the States. However, this changed last weekend for Carleton students with the performance of Eva Barr and John Musial’s adaptation of Halldór Laxness’s epic novel, Independent People.
Last Friday, the Empty Bowls fundraiser sold soup and ceramics to the Carleton community on the Bald Spot. Empty Bowls is an international nonprofit project that hosts events at which bowls donated by local artists or students are filled with food and sold to benefit the hungry.
The Weitz Family Foundation promised $15 million to the new arts facility, on the condition that the members of the Board contribute $85 million collectively, including the family’s initial $10 million gift that launched the Breaking Barriers, Creating Connections campaign.
Now that March has finally left May in Minnesota, construction season has gotten off to a fast start here in Northfield. Over the past week, new projects have begun that will keep the summer busy and most of all, noisy.
With Carleton’s expenses projected to quickly outpace its revenues during the first half of this decade, college administrators are beginning to propose possible means of saving money and lessening the budget deficit. Carleton projected a deficit of over a million dollars in the fiscal year 2012 and increasing deficits thereafter.