This is a Census year. The 2010 Census Poster Design Competition, inspired by the rich tradition of visual communication, aimed at encouraging public awareness and participation in the Census in order to get a complete count in Rice County.
In an all-campus email sent early Thursday morning the Carleton Student Association Senate announced that after receiving 565 votes, Jinai Bharucha will be the next CSA President. David Heifetz ‘11, the other balloted candidate, received 446 votes.
Due to insufficient funding, plans for the renovation of Margaret Evans Hall have been suspended. A recent report from the Evans Renovation Committee confirms that the dorm will remain open for the entirety of the 2010-2011 academic year.
On Friday, Feb. 19, the Theater and Dance department premiered “Angels in America Part One: Millenium Approaches,” by Tony Kushner. The play is one of three that the department will showcase this year and tells the story of two troubled couples, one heterosexual and the other homosexual.
With a campaign to transform Rice County's agriculture underway, MPIRG is taking on the local food system. Last spring a couple of members of MPIRG asked themselves "what policies a local government could enact?"
- First National Bank faces increased government oversight
- Northfield’s very own cereal company?
The convocation speaker on Friday Feb. 19 was Dr. Lisa Dodson, research professor in Boston College Department of Sociology. Her latest book, The Moral Underground, covers the moral conflicts that result from social unfairness; in particular, her research deals with the conditions of a deeply stratified social economy.
Carleton College announced that the family of Wally ’70, Barbara ’70, Katie ’96, Roger ’99, and Drew ’02 Weitz and their spouses Watie White ’93, Kate, and Meredith ’02 pledged $15 million towards the completion of the College’s Arts Union project, located at the site of the former Northfield middle school. The $15 million gift is part of the Weitz Family Foundation’s challenge to Carleton’s Board of Trustees.
1st place: "Love Letter"
2nd Place: "Shipwrecked"
3rd Place: "Soundtrack"
Last Saturday night, over 800 people packed the chapel for an evening of laughter, tears and, at times, heavy silence. Dealing with issues ranging from pubic hair and orgasms to genital mutilation and rape, Carleton’s production of The Vagina Monologues celebrated female sexuality and highlighted the reality of sexual violence against women.
Keith Ellison, who represents Minnesota’s fifth congressional district, said he struggled to come to terms with his position as the first Muslim in the United States Congress. The impact of his faith on his career were the subject of his lecture and discussion last Friday at the Severance Great Hall.
This past Monday Deborah Appleman, Chair of Educational Studies, gave a presentation that highlighted the brilliance locked behind bars in Minnesota. During a recent sabbatical she and her husband taught writing courses at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater located in Stillwater, MN.