The results are in: the 497 members of the 2011 have picked their majors, and this year, the top major is… a tie. For the class of 2011, two major are the most popular: biology and economics both have 48 newly declared majors. However this year’s biology majors show a marked decrease from last year’s 62 new majors. The number of physics majors spiked this year, with 27 new major declarations, twice that of last year.
From Austria to Spain, France to Macedonia, six Carleton seniors will be teaching English around the world next year in programs affiliated with the Fulbright Program. Sam Benshoof, Tim Carroll and Catherine Gallin each received Fulbright grants, while Laura Bramley, Amanda Plump and Hannah Robinson will teach under grants related to the Fulbright Program.
The Northfield Premiere of "Cemetery Stories: A Rebel Missionary in South Africa," a film written and directed by Cherif Keita, Carleton Professor of French, premiered on Wednesday, April 29th in Olin 149.
Monday April 17th, Carleton’s students, faculty, and staff were welcomed into Leighton to celebrate the forthcoming of four new books published by Carleton Professors: Serena Zabin, Assistant Professor of History, Andrew Fisher, Assistant Professor of History, Clifford Clark, Professor of History and M.A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies, and Jamie Monson, Professor of History.
Carleton senior Caitlin Schmid, a Music and English major, staged a performance of Annea Lockwood's, "Piano Burning" Thursday night on the Bald Spot. “’Piano Burning’ plays a very significant role in the development of what is now known as ‘performance art,’” she says. "Watching Lockwood’s performance generated a lot of interesting discussion among the students. Some of us were really moved by the piece, while others were deeply offended. They couldn't get past the idea of destroying a piano and calling it 'art'."
For the first time on Carleton’s campus Greek Life meets Hip Hop. The Black Student Alliance along with Campus Activities is proud to present: Kappa Alpha Psi (U of M), Omega Psi Psi (U of M) and Creation Footworking (Chicago). These three groups along with our native Hip Hop group WHOA! will have a campus-wide performance next weekend.
A proposal to create an Environmental Studies major at Carleton has been accepted by the Education and Curriculum Committee and may be approved by a vote of the entire faculty as soon as May. If approved, the major will be available beginning next fall to students graduating in 2011 and beyond.
While students have had the option of concentrating in Environmental Studies for a few decades, the college has never offered an official major in that field. Students in recent years have generally been discouraged from constructing a special major around environmental issues.
As accepted high school seniors make their choice of whether or not to attend Carleton, they are likely unaware of the role they could play in changing the College’s curriculum in the future.
With perennial powers Duck Bus and conCarne out of the picture, last Friday’s Battle of the Bands marked a new era in the Carleton music scene—or at least brought some new faces to the Grand’s stage.
Bluegrass barn dance party. Underage drinking party? A lot of talk about a tree.
Critically acclaimed writer Michael Perry will read from and sign copies of his new book, “Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting,” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, at the Northfield Arts Guild. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Monkey See, Monkey Read bookstore.
Cricket is a popular sport in South Asia where each child is brought up on a regular fare of some Sachin Tendulkar and Brett Lee. This trend has migrated to Carleton with the growing influx of international students who thrive on the game. Carleton’s cricket team is slated to play its first intercollegiate match in four years against Macalester College this Saturday. Petra Crosby, Director of International Students, arranged this match.