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  • Two students launch real estate company in Iraq

    After securing a contract with the United States Department of Defense in March of this year, Carleton students and self-taught entrepreneurs, Derrick Turner ’09 and Ishraf Ahmad ’09, have seen their real estate company, Foreign Real Estate Consultants (FRC), grow into a profitable and expanding enterprise.

  • Bon Appetit has been working to help improve conditions for South Florida tomato growers.

    Bon Appetit reaches out to help South Florida tomato growers

    On April 29 2009, Bon Appetit Management Company announced that it has drafted an agreement that demands that South Florida tomato growers improve worker conditions and wages.

  • Carleton prepares in case of H1N1 outbreak

    The Swine Flu outbreak has been the cause of concern for many in the recent days. Swine Flu, or the H1N1 Influenza A, as it is being called to avoid the misunderstanding among the public that it spreads from pork meat, has confirmedly spread to 24 countries and is suspected to be present in another 20 countries. In the United States, it has been laboratory-confirmed in roughly 830 people and has caused two deaths to date.

  • Week-long series addresses prevention of sexual violence

    This week, the Gender and Sexuality Center is organizing a series of events with the help of its student employees to prevent sexual violence and foster a supportive environment for sexual abuse survivors. These events are held in the convention of a Carleton tradition called ‘Take Back the Night,’ when supporters and survivors would host similar events that symbolically promoted reclaiming physical spaces to feel safe on campus again.

  • Annual International Festival celebrates diversity and culture

    Carleton’s annual International Festival, sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Life and International Student Programs, will take place Saturday, May 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sayles-Hill Great Space and Great Space Balcony.

  • President Oden on getting lost, and found, in Cairo

    It was not, I know, the first time I'd been lost, really lost. It was not, I also know, the first time I'd been in Cairo, but the City Invincible I did not know as well as I would come to in later years.

  • Class of 2011 declares majors; Biology and Economics top the list

    The results are in: the 497 members of the 2011 have picked their majors, and this year, the top major is… a tie. For the class of 2011, two major are the most popular: biology and economics both have 48 newly declared majors. However this year’s biology majors show a marked decrease from last year’s 62 new majors. The number of physics majors spiked this year, with 27 new major declarations, twice that of last year.

  • Seniors Sam Benshoof, far left, and Tim Carroll and Catherine Gallin, third and fourth from left, all recieved Fulbright Fellowships for the 2009-2010 year. Amanda Plump, second from left, and Laura Bramley and Hannah Robinson, not pictured, received grants similar to the Fulbright.

    Six Carleton students awarded grants to teach English abroad

    From Austria to Spain, France to Macedonia, six Carleton seniors will be teaching English around the world next year in programs affiliated with the Fulbright Program. Sam Benshoof, Tim Carroll and Catherine Gallin each received Fulbright grants, while Laura Bramley, Amanda Plump and Hannah Robinson will teach under grants related to the Fulbright Program.

  • Carleton French Professor debuts documentary

    The Northfield Premiere of "Cemetery Stories: A Rebel Missionary in South Africa," a film written and directed by Cherif Keita, Carleton Professor of French, premiered on Wednesday, April 29th in Olin 149.

  • History Department celebrates newly published professors

    Monday April 17th, Carleton’s students, faculty, and staff were welcomed into Leighton to celebrate the forthcoming of four new books published by Carleton Professors: Serena Zabin, Assistant Professor of History, Andrew Fisher, Assistant Professor of History, Clifford Clark, Professor of History and M.A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies, and Jamie Monson, Professor of History.

  • Carleton student stages “Piano Burning” for comps project

    Carleton students watched on the Bald Spot on Thursday as a piano burned to the ground as part of Music and English major Caitlin Schmid’s Comps project.Carleton senior Caitlin Schmid, a Music and English major, staged a performance of Annea Lockwood's, "Piano Burning" Thursday night on the Bald Spot. “’Piano Burning’ plays a very significant role in the development of what is now known as ‘performance art,’” she says. "Watching Lockwood’s performance generated a lot of interesting discussion among the students. Some of us were really moved by the piece, while others were deeply offended. They couldn't get past the idea of destroying a piano and calling it 'art'."

  • Acclaimed Chiara string quartet to perform Friday night in Concert Hall

    The soaring sounds of the internationally-acclaimed Chiara String Quartet will be heard on Friday, April 24 beginning at 8 p.m. in the Carleton Concert Hall. Performing the works of composer Jefferson Friedman, this not-to-be-missed performance is free and open to the public.