On May 9, Carleton held its first Edible Book Contest in the Concert Hall where a dozen entries were viewed, sampled and judged.
On May 7th, Carleton Psychology majors joined John Forde of PBS’ “Mental Engineering” to analyze commercials by employing skills acquired in Professor Mija Van Der Wege’s Language & Deception class. They scrutinized the commercials’ music, imagery and text in order to expose the appeal behind so many of these advertisements.
As the finale to this year's Linguistics Colloquium Series at Carleton, Math/Computer Science Professor Jeff Ondich spoke about one of his areas of expertise: auto-translation with computers. Ondich's very own software company, Ultralingua, provides digital language reference tools, and he explained the inner workings of such programs, focusing on the methods of Babel Fish and Google Translate to relay a sentence in one language to another.
In an interesting turn of events, on Monday, the CSA reversed its week-old decision to deny an additional Senate Liaison seat to the Community, Equity and Diversity Initiative (CEDI).
Arjendu K. Pattanayak, Associate Professor of Physics, has been named Carleton College’s next Associate Dean. Serving a three-year term to take effect July 1 of this year, he will fill the position vacated by Associate Dean Elizabeth Ciner as she becomes Carleton’s Director of Student Fellowships. As Associate Dean, Professor Pattanayak will oversee matters of educational policy, curriculum, graduation requirements, and campus diversity. Among his duties will be guidance as Dean of the Academic Standing Committee, service as primary liaison to the Dean of Students Office, and supervision over the Registrar’s Office.
Traditionally held in Sayles Great Space, International Fest is moving outdoors in 2010 and will take place on the Bald Spot. The Bald Spot will also provide space for a new addition, international games and sports.
Tiny’s Hot Dogs, a Northfield staple, will likely close this summer after 63 years due to declining business. For years, bumper sticks could be seen all across Northfield saying, “Save America – Eat at Tiny’s.” America might just go on, but a tiny, essential piece will be lost.
“Most Carls are familiar with their Student Wellness Adviser, or SWA, through posters in bathroom stalls (SWA stalls), weekly articles in this paper (SWArticles), office hours (SWAffice hours) and programs. But next year, the program will undergo major reforms to better suit Carls’ needs.
A look at three more Carleton Fulbright winners: Ari Keiner, Kelsey Ihinger, Dan Matthews
Beginning Fall Term of 2010, the Campus Activities Office (CAO) will cease to exist. In its place in Sayles 160 will be the new Student Activities Office (SAO), headed by a group of students known as the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB).
In high school, apparently channeling the Gilded Age, T.J. Stiles named himself a city boss. Later on, he impeached the Speaker of the House. In fact, this early interest in historical drama has translated to a successful career for the Carleton alumnus as a biographer of such historical giants as Jesse James and Cornelius Vanderbilt.
“The wand chooses the wizard,” Mr. Ollivander tells Harry in the first installment of the popular Harry Potter series. And so it went in the publishing world for Cheryl Klein ’00, a Carleton graduate who helped edit American editions of three Harry Potter books.