The Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) recently selected Carleton student Christa Owens ‘12 to serve as a youth delegate to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP 15) this December. Owens, a sophomore political science major at Carleton College, is one of 19 high school students, college students and recent college graduates in the SSC delegation traveling to Copenhagen from Dec. 7-18. “This is a historic moment in the struggle to solve the international climate crisis, and I am honored to be a small part of it,” she said.
Two days after Minnesotans went to the polls on Nov. 3 to elect a new slate of local officials, one politician, DFL Rep. Paul Thissen, was still hard on the campaign trail. Speaking to an intimate gathering of Carleton College students and faculty members last Thursday, Thissen (pronounced “T-sun”) discussed his candidacy for governor and fielded questions on policy issues.
The Carleton Players recently performed Shakespeare’s play “Measure for Measure.” The play was directed by chair of dance and theater, Professor Ruth Weiner who was helped by a creative team of Carleton students. The play, presented in four acts on the weekends of Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 6, 7 at 8 p.m. in Arena Theatre, had a great turnout on all nights.
Who said that education was the only necessary illumination? The city of Northfield wants Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges to pay about $20,000 annually apiece in fees for their streetlights. And the colleges are not content with that.
From fund-raising at games, and alumni and CSA contributions, Jimmy Rothschild and Griffin Williams collected enough money to not only repay their expenses for buying and shipping the suit of armor, but also to cover the cost of a display case. As their long quest to install Sir Carl on campus draws to a close, both students agree that the process was worth it. “It’s a saga, certainly,” summarized Rothschild.
One of the less publicized interest houses on campus, Q & A house, or the house of queers and allies, provides a welcoming alternative to both members of the LGBTQ community and their allies. The house’s connection with the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) has made it one of the most consistent and long-standing interest houses at Carleton.
An interview with the man behind Juno and Thank You for Smoking.
The committee is chaired by two members of the Board of Trustees, Jack Eugster ’67 and Cathy Paglia ’74, according to an announcement sent to students by the committee last Thursday. In all, 17 individuals make up the committee, including five trustees, two administrative staff members, two alumni, four faculty members and four students.
Mahal Burr ‘12, in conjunction with Children’s Culture Connection, has compiled and published a book of letters written by students at Cannon Falls School to children in Iraq titled ‘Dear Friend: Letters of Peace.’
International Relations major Adam Karas ‘10, was recently announced as one of nine students nation wide to receive a Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation scholarship. Since 1988, the scholarship has been awarded to students who show a steadfast commitment to promoting peaceful resolutions to global disputes.
“I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians,” Google’s chief economist Hal Varian once told The New York Times. And now, with a new statistics track available to mathematics majors, Carleton students can prepare for one of the most sought after positions in the job market.
The posters covering the walls of the Benton House lounge say it best. From Harry Potter to X-Files and Star Wars to 300, the interests at Science Fiction (Sci-fi) House are broad to say the least. “Sci-fi as a genre is much bigger and much cooler than people think it is,” house manager Jeff Rzeszotarski ’10 said.