Last winter, the ACT Center presented its annual Civic Engagement Series on an increasingly relevant and always fascinating topic: food. The series explored food from all angles, looking at the local vs. organic debate, poverty and hunger, alumni careers in food, etc.
How locally do you eat? If you are an average American, your food most likely travels between 1,500 miles and 2,500 miles before it reaches your plate, according to the Worldwatch Institute. However, on Sept. 28th, Carleton students can do their part to change this.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
With the swing of a bat and a swig of a beer, last week Carleton celebrated its 144th birthday with the annual Rotblatt softball game. But despite all of Rotblatt’s longevity, students often overlook the logistical challenges of continuing the country’s longest running softball tradition. Juniors Ted Longabaugh, Ali Melton, and seniors Colin Jenks, Jake Kring, and Kate McDonald organized this year’s festivities.
Alex compares being accepted into the program to getting a date-“sort of like when you ask the attractive girl to prom and she says ‘if no-one else asks’, that’s what happened to me”. Alex’s internship doesn’t begin until March. In the meantime, he hopes to find an internship at Minnesota Public Radio and develop contacts so he can pitch stories from Argentina.