Carleton will hold a ceremonial bricklaying in honor of the completion of the initial phase of construction for Cassat Hall and Memorial Hall, the college’s two new residence halls, on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8:45 a.m.
A film by Carleton’s own Lewis Weinberg will have a slot in the 15th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival and Filmmakers Summit lineup on October 29-November 2. The film, entitled “Future Antiquity: Domestic Surveillance,” is actually the 4th in a 5 part series of short films that together make up Weinberg’s 27-minute movie, “Future Antiquity.”
Carleton Students were sick of Sodexo and their greasy, frozen, unhealthy food options, so we contracted Bon Appétit in hopes of an improved dining service because let’s face the facts: we pay $50,000 a year to attend this school and we should be getting better food than meatloaf and frozen vegetables. Meaning we, as a student body, had dreams of better, fresher, healthier food options and that is exactly what we got.
Before declaring her candidacy for mayor of Northfield, downtown businesswoman Mary Rossing gathered together a diverse group of Northfield residents and asked them what they thought the city needed from its next mayor. What these people wanted for Northfield, Rossing said, was someone with her inclusive style of leadership. She was, as she put it, “the right person for right now.”
Now that the world is approaching the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I, it is becoming increasingly difficult to imagine the world at that time. A current Carleton student might also have trouble recognizing the Carleton of the 1910’s. At that time, there was no LDC, no Myers, no Libe, not even a bust of Schiller. During the 1910s, Carleton faced changes, many of them involving the war.
As the American economy continues to face hard times, one might wonder how Carleton will be affected by the growing financial crisis. President Rob Oden and Treasurer Fred Rogers detail ways Carleton is coping and possible future changes.
With Parents’ Weekend underway, students out to impress their families over the next few days need look no further than the Concert Hall. The Aquila Theatre group, a traveling troupe known nationwide, returns to Carleton at 7:00 tonight for the first time in ten years. They will be performing an adaptation of Homer’s “The Iliad: Book One,” a play which The New York Times describes as “draw[ing] an audience so deep inside the great poem that one seems to experience what Homer’s heroes did.”
You might assume that someone whose campaign blog makes repeated reference to his “smoky sensuality,” proclaims his ability to “listen to stupid things other leaders say,” and pledges to “avoid conflict of interest issues by not being interested in anything” was not waging a serious campaign. And though Brendon Etter, textbook manager in the Carleton bookstore, promises he will serve as mayor if elected, and says he would be better at it than a lot of people, his objective in running a write-in campaign for mayor of Northfield does not seem to be to get as many votes as possible.
When Sue Rankin presented results from the Campus Climate Survey in late September, she explained that one of the primary motivations for the survey was “to improve the working and learning environment for everyone,” and that “we focus what we do on learning.” The results, however, which have been widely circulated, seem to have glossed over one of the largest impediments to learning found in the Campus Climate Survey.
Amanda Rutherford* ’09 has made a lot of choices during her time at Carleton. Some were trivial – what shirt to pair with those pants, what to eat for lunch. Others were more important – what classes to take, what major to choose. One choice, however, wasn’t so straightforward. One choice forced her to choose between friends and justice, between what was easy and what was necessary. Yet Rutherford chose to take the hard road. Rutherford chose to file a complaint of sexual misconduct.
With the nation awash with presidential debate fever it may surprise some that Carleton recently did a little debate hosting of its own. This past Tuesday the Carleton Democrats sponsored a campaign forum for Northfield mayoral candidates Paul Hager, a Northfield native, St. Olaf grad and current Technical Director of Cinema and Media Studies at Carleton, and Mary Rossing, also a Northfield native and St. Olaf grad.
Associate Director of Campus Activities Chris Rasinen remembers the moment he set foot on Carleton’s campus to begin his position in spring 2006: “I was very excited to be here, but I was kind of nervous that I was an Ole so I didn’t know how people would respond,” he said. Immediately, though, Rasinen was relieved to find himself in an accepting and supportive community that now faces some sad news. Two and a half years later, Rasinen is saying farewell to the Carleton community on Thursday, Oct. 16.