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  • Annual International Festival celebrates diversity and culture

    Carleton’s annual International Festival, sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Life and International Student Programs, will take place Saturday, May 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sayles-Hill Great Space and Great Space Balcony.

  • President Oden on getting lost, and found, in Cairo

    It was not, I know, the first time I'd been lost, really lost. It was not, I also know, the first time I'd been in Cairo, but the City Invincible I did not know as well as I would come to in later years.

  • Class of 2011 declares majors; Biology and Economics top the list

    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.

  • Seniors Sam Benshoof, far left, and Tim Carroll and Catherine Gallin, third and fourth from left, all recieved Fulbright Fellowships for the 2009-2010 year. Amanda Plump, second from left, and Laura Bramley and Hannah Robinson, not pictured, received grants similar to the Fulbright.

    Six Carleton students awarded grants to teach English abroad

    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.

  • Carleton French Professor debuts documentary

    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.

  • History Department celebrates newly published professors

    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 student stages “Piano Burning” for comps project

    Carleton students watched on the Bald Spot on Thursday as a piano burned to the ground as part of Music and English major Caitlin Schmid’s Comps project.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'."

  • Step it up and dance!

    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.

  • Environmental Studies, currently housed in Goodsell Observatory, above, could become the college’s newest major as soon as next year, possibly eliminating the ENTS concentration.

    Curriculum Committee to vote on proposal to create ENTS major

    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.

  • College looks at need for Intergroup Relations curriculum

    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.

  • Carleton to play Macalester in college’s first cricket match

    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.

  • Acclaimed Chiara string quartet to perform Friday night in Concert Hall

    The soaring sounds of the internationally-acclaimed Chiara String Quartet will be heard on Friday, April 24 beginning at 8 p.m. in the Carleton Concert Hall. Performing the works of composer Jefferson Friedman, this not-to-be-missed performance is free and open to the public.