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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a speech before a crowd of approximately 2,000 at the Skoglund Center at St. Olaf College, Rove criticized the Democratic plan for health care reform, describing it as an expensive government takeover that would add hundreds of billions of dollars to the deficit. The House of Representatives’ reform bill will add $200 billion to the deficit over ten years and worsen afterwards despite Obama’s promises, Rove said.
Rove also criticized the concept of government-run health care, saying that health care prices have gone down in the two categories of health care not divorced from market forces: Lasik eye surgery and cosmetic surgery.“Markets are more efficient than government,” Rove said. “They just are.”
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.
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.”
According to Director of Facilities Steven Spehn, the college had been planning for a year to install one in Sayles, and touchscreens were included in the blueprints for the new dorms from the start. In addition to providing information on Carleton’s energy use and carbon footprint, building the touchscreens counts towards Carleton’s sustainability as measured by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program.