The festivities surrounding the inauguration of Carleton’s two new dorms, Memorial and Cassat, culminated on August 26 with an open house and a tour that gave Carleton staff and students the chance to receive a tour and check out the new facilities.
Joel Weisberg, professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, went to trial along with 7 others last week following an arrest at the 2008 Republican National Convention. The “other RNC 8,” as the group calls itself to distinguish from another set of RNC protesters, were found guilty after 4 days of court proceedings and sentenced to pay a $100 fine or perform 20 days of community service.
Carleton officials are working on an H1N1 prevention response plan, amid thirteen reported flu cases on campus that were likely caused by the pandemic strain. H1N1 contributed to the death of a Cornell University student last week, but most symptoms remain mild.
While it was previously impossible for students without a car on campus to make trips to the cities during the week, this service runs buses between Northfield and downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul 7 days a week, all year round. More stops, including nearby universities, have also been added to the route.
Transportation at Carleton got a facelift this summer, creating a host of new travel options for students. The newest of these is WeCar, a car-sharing program that lets Carleton students, faculty, and staff rent one of two hybrid cars on campus for up to 24 hours.
When the CSA polls closed Wednesday, May 20th at 11:55 p.m., there were 702 votes for disinvestment from Sudan and 169 votes against a disinvestment policy.
Even though the referendum passed with 81 percent of students for disinvestment it is unclear if the strong student voice will make a different when it comes to change. Arguably, the voting was for naught.
As I sit at a table near the snack bar interviewing four members of the Northfield East Side Neighborhood Association (NESNA) about parking policies and transportation, we are interrupted by sudden cheers from Upper Sayles. Suzie Nakasian, a former adjunct in the religion Department, wife of a Carleton professor and resident of Fourth Street, asks a student at the next table what’s going on, and he shows us his computer screen, where the Carleton Ultimate Team (CUT) is playing for the national Frisbee title.
The Carleton bubble has become increasingly padded with cash. That was the account Jacob Schak ’09 and Ryan McLaughlin ’08 described Monday night during their presentation on Carleton’s steady decline in socioeconomic diversity. The presentation was a part of “The (Lack of) Diversity at Carleton,” a “town hall-style forum” that was hosted by Brandon Walker ’09 in the Great Hall.
Wellstone Organization Reborn?
State Representative David Bly told a group of Carls on Wednesday night that he hopes to revive the late-US Senator Paul Wellstone’s Organization for a Better Rice County (OBRC).
In light of the recent budget discussions, information about the declining endowment and the consequences for the College, its employees and students moving forward, the division of external relations wishes to share updated information on the Breaking Barriers, Creating Connections: The Campaign for Carleton and on recent Alumni Annual Fund gifts by the Board of Trustees.
Inevitably, at the end of each school year, Carleton students have books, clothes and furniture they don’t know what to do with. Spare muffin tin? Tennis racket you don’t need anymore? At a loss of what to do with your extra goods?
For the past two weeks, the Carleton Responsible Investment Committee (CRIC) conducted a survey to gauge what ethical issues pertinent to shareholder resolutions are most important to the Carleton community. The survey will be published in the committee’s Year End Report which will be accessible from the CRIC website.