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 English Department’s “Truth vs. Power: A Journey into Journalism” course exposes students to the logistics of journalism as they learn how to communicate a story to and about their community.
Joe McGowan, the Northfield Skate Coalition's cofounder, said that the site near Seventh and Nevada Streets “has been my choice since day one” for a proposed skate park in Northfield, under discussion for over three years.
Berg House, a gray-brown, boxy building located next to Dacie Moses, may not seem like the most inviting house on the block. But, like a Tootsie pop or Sean Connery’s reclusive character in Finding Forrester, one need only brave its hard exterior to discover the warmth within.
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.
In a speech before a crowd of approximately 2,000 at the Skoglund Center at St. Olaf College, Rove criticized the Democratic plan for health care reform, describing it as an expensive government takeover that would add hundreds of billions of dollars to the deficit. The House of Representatives’ reform bill will add $200 billion to the deficit over ten years and worsen afterwards despite Obama’s promises, Rove said.
Rove also criticized the concept of government-run health care, saying that health care prices have gone down in the two categories of health care not divorced from market forces: Lasik eye surgery and cosmetic surgery.“Markets are more efficient than government,” Rove said. “They just are.”
In response to feedback from various sources, including students, faculty and the Bookstore Advisory Committee, the Carleton Bookstore made changes this summer in the hopes of better fulfilling customer needs and attracting more business.
Ben Hellerstein acknowledged that the current position of the Carleton MPIRG branch is “not ideal,” and notes that in continuing to receive guidance for new projects and ideas from MPIRG’s statewide staff despite being unfunded, Carleton’s MPIRG is “basically getting something for nothing.” This set-up is working now but is not “sustainable in the long run.”
Beth Lo, a ceramic artist and professor of art, came to Carleton on Monday, Oct 5, to share her work with the Carleton community. In the two and a half hours that Lo spent with the class, she demonstrated throwing porcelain vessels, trimming, carving, and decorating with slip. As she worked, she talked about her experience with clay and her connection with the craft.
Over half of the Carleton student body receives need-based aid, and the College meets 100% of that need. However, Carleton has had to make some changes for this current fiscal year (2009-2010), such as how aid is given to students who take music lessons.
According to Director of Facilities Steven Spehn, the college had been planning for a year to install one in Sayles, and touchscreens were included in the blueprints for the new dorms from the start. In addition to providing information on Carleton’s energy use and carbon footprint, building the touchscreens counts towards Carleton’s sustainability as measured by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program.
New initiatives include selling produce to Bon Appetit and construction of a hoop house. Farm Club’s new initiatives, Eat the Lawn and changes to the Carleton Student Organic Farm (CSOF), aim to bring gardening to the forefront of the Carleton community.