Kevin Close, a Carleton College senior from Salt Lake City, won the grand prize in the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s off-campus studies photo contest. Close, a religion major, won for his image “A Long Car Ride,” a photo taken during his studies in Mongolia in the fall of 2007. He simply describes the photo as “One student, one translator, and ten goats.”
Bierman will leave Carleton at the end of the school year after spending 27 years as a professor and a dean at the college. He has served as the Dean of the College since 2005. In an interview yesterday, Bierman said that he accepted the position because of the chance to be president at a school similar to Carleton that keeps its focus on the liberal arts in a time when many colleges have de-emphasized the importance of such an education.
The Carleton Student Association (CSA) Senate elections are scheduled to take place online February 12th- 15th. Candidates debated the issues on Wednesday. Candidate platforms and other information are available online. See article for link.
Carleton's Academic Quiz Team won both its fourth consecutive sectional Division I undergraduate title and its second consecutive Division II (novice teams) title at National Academic Quiz Tournament's North sectional championships played at Carleton on Saturday. Teams attending came from three states: Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
Earlier this week, stateuniversity.com released a “100 percent objective” ranking of colleges throughout the nation. At first, Macalester College had the highest ranking of all schools in the state of Minnesota, coming in at number 79 out of 2,000. On Wednesday, however, the website quietly changed its rankings to include Carleton at number 15.
First Year Experience Task Force reccomends changes to be implemented during future new student orientations
The First Year Experience Task Force was constructed in response to the concerns of CSA, College Counsel, Education and Curriculum Committee which expressed a desire “to review the whole experience” according to Caitlin Fleming ‘09, CSA president.
Malian star Rokia Traore performed to a full concert hall on Saturday, 7 February. After about 10 minutes, many were dancing. The front rows were flooded with dancing students throughout the almost two hour concert.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB), a student-run initiative, is currently devoting most of its resources to designing the prototype of a sustainable greenhouse for the Ccapacmachay community in Peru. The people of Ccapacmachay now are unable to grow the same crops as before because of the high altitude and extreme weather conditions due to oxygen density.
Carleton’s first student symposium kicked off on the Saturday of midterm break in the Library Athenaeum. The idea of the symposium was devised by Samuel Robson, who wanted Carleton students to have a forum in which they could come forward and share their experiences, research, and ideas.
As evidenced by several articles in last week’s Carletonian, there are a number of student concerns about recent changes in Dining Services. In an effort to respond to these concerns and to ensure that the Carleton community has the most accurate information possible about these changes, I offer the following comments.
Two weeks ago, a group of Carleton students concerned with the silence on campus regarding the recent Gaza-Israel conflict decided to speak up. Now, after gathering signatures for a national petition and hosting a successful panel discussion, Let’s Talk is quickly making its presence known. The organization was formed in response to the lack of knowledge at Carleton of Middle Eastern conflict and political situations.
“Teamwork” is a word that usually refers to sports, but the people involved in the upcoming Carleton play, The House of Seven Gables, give that word new meaning. A crew of over thirty students have been working on the play, and only five of them will be onstage opening night. The rest are involved in costume design, prop design, sound design, and more. Director Ruth Weiner, Professor of Theater and the Liberal Arts at Carleton, has the difficult job of “coordinating all the many, many different people.”