The religious and cultural event was marked by scented candles, prayers, spicy curries, classical Indian dances and elegant traditional outfits. Ms. Suhag A. Shukla, the co-founder of the Hindu American Foundation, was welcomed to light the ‘diya,’ the lamp and to acquaint the students and visitors with the meaning and history of Diwali.
The city of Northfield may receive up to nine acres of land for less than the cost of a donut at Sayles-Hill. A Northfield family, the Gleasons, have offered to sell between 6.94 and 9 acres of land for $1 to build a new fire and/or police headquarters.
Have you longed for a Carleton dance that doesn’t feature midnight topless-ness? There’s no need to “say a little prayer” for more tasteful Sayles dance decorum—Friday’s 3rd Annual Northfield Harvest Stomp contra dance promises to be an evening of (fully-dressed) line dancing and rollicking live folk music.
The Carleton Spanish Department, in conjunction with the Distinguished Woman’s Fund, invites all Carleton students and faculty to a talk by critically acclaimed Catalan writer Najat El Hachmi this Friday, Oct. 30 at 5:00 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum.
Interest houses form an integral part of the community for people to gather and share a passion or cause or just get together over conversation on themes of interest. Asia House is one such interest house, where students involved in aspects of Asian culture get to live in Hunt cottage and host cultural events open to the community at large.
Each year on Halloween, groups of Carleton students flood the well-lit Northfield streets in their hilarious costumes, knocking on doors for canned goods. The event, Trick or Treat for Canned Goods, has become an annual tradition sponsored by Carleton’s chapter of Mortar Board.
Under the direction of Lee Conrads ’12 and Sam Dunnewold ’12, Experimental Theater Board’s (ETB) performance of David Ives’ one-acts last weekend covered the concepts of love and dating, artistic creativity and writing, and miniature golf. Each short play used an unusual and clever conceit to explore universal themes, creating a series of shaper vignettes, which all together lasted under one hour.
Over fourth weekend the student organization Sexuality and Gender Activism (SAGA) sent four Carleton students to join the thousands of people from all over the country and from all walks of life who marched in Washington, D.C. in support of equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community (LGBTQ).
Back in April 2008, 1523 members of our Carleton community took the Campus Climate Survey administered by the Diversity Initiative Group (DIG) and our consultant Rankin & Associates. The results of the 100 question survey found that many respondents spoke positively about campus climate and expressed an overall appreciation and excitement for initiatives such as the Campus Climate Survey.
Carleton’s Skinner Memorial Chapel will be looking its best in less than a month.
Current work, including the cleaning of the building’s exterior and repairs to leaky roofs and aging brick and stonework, is expected to be finished a few days past the original Nov. 6 deadline due to recent rains, according to Director of Facilities Steven Spehn.
The work is part of a two-phase Chapel maintenance project, with the first phase “mostly addressing the front part of the Chapel and the tower,” Spehn said via e-mail.“We are feeling quite proud with this opportunity to maintain this gem of a facility in a way it truly deserves,” he said.
On Thursday, October 8, 2009, Julian Bond, current chairman of the NAACP, gave the inaugural speech of “The Broom Lecture in the American Demographic Experience” lecture series at Carleton. The speech was entitled, “Civil Rights: Then and Now”.
The stomachs of Carleton students have recently inspired a blossoming of student run businesses on campus, including the new Late Night Cookies and Chipotle burrito delivery service.