When the CSA polls closed Wednesday, May 20th at 11:55 p.m., there were 702 votes for disinvestment from Sudan and 169 votes against a disinvestment policy.
Even though the referendum passed with 81 percent of students for disinvestment it is unclear if the strong student voice will make a different when it comes to change. Arguably, the voting was for naught.
A champion has yet to be announced for Carleton’s second annual Spelling Bee, held in The Chapel last Friday evening. After 11 rounds and three hours, the pre-chosen word list was exhausted, but six spellers still remained. “We just had such amazing spellers this year that we ran out of words,” said the event organizer, Julia Bradley ’10.
Wellstone Organization Reborn?
State Representative David Bly told a group of Carls on Wednesday night that he hopes to revive the late-US Senator Paul Wellstone’s Organization for a Better Rice County (OBRC).
In light of the recent budget discussions, information about the declining endowment and the consequences for the College, its employees and students moving forward, the division of external relations wishes to share updated information on the Breaking Barriers, Creating Connections: The Campaign for Carleton and on recent Alumni Annual Fund gifts by the Board of Trustees.
Inevitably, at the end of each school year, Carleton students have books, clothes and furniture they don’t know what to do with. Spare muffin tin? Tennis racket you don’t need anymore? At a loss of what to do with your extra goods?
For the past two weeks, the Carleton Responsible Investment Committee (CRIC) conducted a survey to gauge what ethical issues pertinent to shareholder resolutions are most important to the Carleton community. The survey will be published in the committee’s Year End Report which will be accessible from the CRIC website.
Possibly the biggest debate on campus this year was resolved early Thursday morning in an assertive style. The results of the Carleton Student Association (CSA) Senate elections, which ran Sunday through Wednesday, revealed a decisive vote by students against continuing the $7.50 refusable/refundable Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) fee.
Soup, ceramic bowls, and a common concern for hunger issues brought more than 300 students, faculty and staff to the Bald Spot last Friday, giving away 450 bowls and raising $5,605 for the 5th annual Empty Bowls event. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about hunger issues which have become increasingly bigger in Northfield and in Minnesota since 1999.
Barbeques for breakfast, thousands of students strewn across the lawn and live music streaming from behind the Rec Center can only mean one thing for Carls: Spring Concert. This year’s Spring Concert was held on Saturday May 16 on the field behind the Rec Center.
The show started at 12:00 with two student bands, Menagerie and Send Messages, followed by The Cave Singers. The bands were well received, but most of the crowd arrived later, around 3:00, when Toubab Krewe performed. Toubab Krewe is known for its fusion of music from Mali and America. The show ended with Muja Messiah performing with Wale and UCB. Carleton also had four of its own students as DJs between the gigs: Ben Page, Jerome Potter, and Dan Curme/Dan Kagan-Kans.
Malt-O-Meal plans to move fourteen percent of its Northfield workforce according to a Senior Director Dave McBeain’s Wednesday statement. The the shift will affect office staff rather than manufacturing workers, and comes in response to new food safety measures.
A discussion of Northfield transportation was hosted in the Athenaeum last Tuesday. Attendees of the discussion spoke about the issues that they believe are important considerations in addressing the current state of transportation in Northfield.
Carleton this week had its annual room draw, which is a period of high anxiety and excitement for most students living on campus. The room draw this year was even more exciting and unpredictable because of the two new dormitories, Memorial and Cassat, which have the capacity to accommodate 230 people.
The lottery numbers for the current room draw were released in the beginning of February along with Residential Life’s statement that Northfield Option, which is the chance for rising seniors to live in off campus housing, will be reduced to only 100 students.
The draw started on Monday for rising seniors, followed by rising juniors on the next day and sophomores on Thursday.