The October 1 b-boy battle began simply enough. Individuals from the Dynamic Rockers b-boy group and other local Minnesota crews began to warm up on the “floor” as the crowds trickled in, crews stretched in back and people chatted casually. Suddenly, the music grew more upbeat and the warm-up became more serious. What began with some light footwork soon turned into dives down onto the floor, twists and strange contortions of the body, freezes in positions that didn’t seem possible, and flips that made the crowd cry out with excitement.
Robert W. Hefner, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University, presented the 2010 Lindesmith Lecture in South and Southeast Asian Studies in Boliou auditorium on Thurs., Sept. 30.
Rudolph Byrd, a former Carleton professor and current professor of American Studies at Emory University, delivered his convocation speech entitled “Regarding James Weldon Johnson” on Oct. 1. Byrd is an acclaimed civil rights scholar, and founder of both the Alice Walker Literary Society and the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University, the first institute established at Emory specifically for the purpose of honoring the achievements of African Americans.
It started as a drizzle, soon became rain, and then, before most students knew it, a flood. On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, Northfield got six inches of rain. By early Friday morning, the Cannon River had expanded in volume by ten times since Wednesday.
The undulating tunes of saxophones and trumpets; Ella Fitzgerald-like scat singing at a distance. These are things “The Bad Plus” is not. The avant-garde jazz trio has diverged from conventional personas of the genre and constructed a new musical regime infused with influences from other artistic styles.
Carleton College inaugurated Steven G. Poskanzer as its eleventh president last Saturday in an elaborate ceremony evoking both continuity with the past and glimpses of Carleton’s future under its new president.
Acclaimed French author and psychoanalyst Pierre Bayard gave a talk in Boliou Auditorium on Monday, September 28 on the problematic murders in Shakespeare’s plays Hamlet, Macbeth and Othello.
Carleton College’s newly-appointed eleventh president Steven G. Poskanzer delivered a passionate and energetic address for the first convocation of the academic year.
Carleton College will soon have a second wind turbine in an effort to reduce Carleton’s outside energy consumption.
Due to the persistent rains of the past couple days, the entirety of West Field was submerged under a few feet of water as the banks of the Cannon River overflowed. The same thing occurred before Spring Break last year.
The year-long review of the student sexual misconduct complaint process, which relied heavily on the feedback and discussions of students, faculty, and staff, has resulted in a new set of processes and support resources for the 2010-11 school year.