Colleges across the country and world this past week sounded the call for making online academic articles more accessible to students and professors. Though it has remained a behind-the-scenes conversation, Open Access is being discussed on campus as well. The basic principle behind Open Access is a switch from a pay-to-read model to a pay-to-publish model that makes articles free to all those who wish to access them.
The religious and cultural event was marked by scented candles, prayers, spicy curries, classical Indian dances and elegant traditional outfits. Ms. Suhag A. Shukla, the co-founder of the Hindu American Foundation, was welcomed to light the ‘diya,’ the lamp and to acquaint the students and visitors with the meaning and history of Diwali.
Carleton’s Skinner Memorial Chapel will be looking its best in less than a month.
Current work, including the cleaning of the building’s exterior and repairs to leaky roofs and aging brick and stonework, is expected to be finished a few days past the original Nov. 6 deadline due to recent rains, according to Director of Facilities Steven Spehn.
The work is part of a two-phase Chapel maintenance project, with the first phase “mostly addressing the front part of the Chapel and the tower,” Spehn said via e-mail.“We are feeling quite proud with this opportunity to maintain this gem of a facility in a way it truly deserves,” he said.
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.