Despite the relevance of International Relations in the 21st century, over the last two years there has been a significant decrease in the number of international relations majors at Carleton.
If nothing else, last Friday’s convocation was timely. Congress will soon consider the same question that Leo Chavez, a Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Irvine, began his address with: “Who gets to be an American?”
What did they talk about at the last CSA meeting? Who are ‘they,’ even? Chances are, if you ask most Carls, they couldn’t tell you. The CSA’s recently-formed Leadership and Outreach Committee is taking steps to change that.
It’s no secret that the majority of the Carleton campus is politically liberal. But a new wave of conservative students has come together to re-form the counterpart to Carleton Democrats (CarlDems).
The current collection is, by most standards, sparse. It is composed primarily of prints and photographs, with a few paintings and three-dimensional objects available to any interested student— most are not on display.
When English Professor Constance Walker isn’t teaching her A&I “Milton, Shelly, Pullman” or her 200 level “The Art of Jane Austen” courses she is working on creating a searchable database of poems from 1660-1900 by British women written about art. The poems are written about a variety of different arts including singing, acting, recitation, painting, sculpture, and musical instruments as well as in response to other people’s poems.
It’s a rite of passage at nearly every institution of higher learning in the country. But, does the process of declaring a major actually contradict the “liberal arts” ethos that Carleton strives for – that of a fluid, flexible, multidisciplinary approach to learning?
The next time you overindulge, it could cost you big time - even if you’re drinking Boxer.Taxi vouchers are hard to come by, and with a $1,600 charge for ambulance fees, it puts you between a rock and a hard place.
Beneath the surface, a number of Carleton’s humanities departments are engaging in a slow pivot to more fashionable subject material.
How can we view social injustice issues through Socrates’ principles? Renowned scholar an University of Chicago professor Martha Nussbaum investigated this question through an examination of society’s efforts to ban the burka.
Given the increasing intensity and frequency with which storms occur, the possibility of severe weather on campus is something that every student should be aware of. But how many students know what to do if such weather strikes?
There are few things worth waking up early on a Saturday morning for: free food, softball with Solo cups, your friend’s inconveniently timed radio show, or perhaps, a grueling, multiple-hour obstacle course through the Arb.