Competition rises as applicant pool grows; College sees a two percent increase in number of applicants
For the school’s admissions department, April and May represent a conclusion to all of their efforts from throughout the year. After sifting through thousands of applications from November to March, the admissions office now reaps the fruit of their labors as accepted students have responded to the school for the class of 2012.
And it’s been good news for the school. With one of the biggest high school graduating classes in history, there was a 2% increase in the number of applicants as the pool rose to 4950 applicants. Accepted students are coming from 40 states and 16 foreign countries. As of now, excluding students yet to be accepted from the waitlist, there will be 496 students, 250 men and 246 women,with 21% of those students coming from multicultural background and 7% of new students coming from foreign countries.
It's another big year for Carleton science departments. Sophomores have chosen majors, and the results are in. With a total of 62 sophomores declaring, Biology tops the charts for the most majors this year.
Coming in second, Political Science boasts 50 new majors with 17 in the traditional Poli-Sci field and 33 specializing in International Relations. Social Science stronghold Psychology came in third, with 46 declared majors.
The anonymous graffiti artist responsible for the A-shaped, monster and alien figures around campus was caught by campus security on May 2. John Mawhorter ’10, a Cinema and Media Studies major from Claremont, CA, was spotted graffiting on at in front of the LDC by a campus security officer at 3:00 am.
Visitors in support of the Muticultural Graduation Celebration outnumbered student Senators at last Monday’s CSA Senate meeting as the body considered a funding appeal by the event’s organizers. Senate voted 13 to 4 to give the group its full $500 request.
Laird Bell Professor of History Diethelm Prowe will retire from his teaching position this fall, bidding farewell to his 42-year education career at Carleton College. Prowe, 67, is currently the longest-serving professor at Carleton.
Senior Amber Hollenbeck, a German major, is one of three Carls awarded the Fulbright Scholarship this year. Unlike the other two Carleton recipients, who were awarded the traditional Fulbright Scholarship, Hollenbeck applied and was accepted to the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program which is affiliated with the Fulbright Institute of International Education.
Last Saturday night, Peter Gwinn ‘93, founder of Carleton improv group Cujokra and currently a writer for the hit Comedy Central series “The Colbert Report,” gave an informal lecture in the Concert Hall. Gwinn also gave a workshop for the current members of Cujokra.
Question: Under the current Carleton room draw system, some people are much better off than others. Is this fair?
On Monday April 28, senior fellow at the Hoover institute and professor of political science and sociology at Stanford University, Larry Diamond gave a talk entitled “Can The Whole World Become Democratic?”
Diamond’s lecture focused on the third wave of global democratization in which 97 countries out of 196 made the transition to democracy. During this period, democracy became a global phenomenon, everywhere but in the Middle East.
For the third straight year, Carls walking through Sayles on Monday probably noticed that the Great Hall had been transformed into a large salon; students, faculty and staff alike were sitting in chairs getting their hair cut. Carleton’s ACT center organized Cuts for Cancer, the annual event designed to raise awareness about cancer and cancer treatments, raise financial devotions to give to organizations devoted to cancer research, and provide hair for children suffering from long-term or permanent hair loss.
From April 10 to April 29, Carleton College organized and hosted “Contemplating James Baldwin: Language, Courage, and Tenderness,” a symposium that focused on the life and works of James Baldwin, one of the preeminent African-American Writers of the twentieth century. Sponsored by the Bryn-Jones Distinguished Teaching Professorship and the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching, the event was organized by Carleton history professor Harry Wills, the David and Marian Adams Bryn-Jones Distinguished Teaching Professor of History and the Humanities.
Costa Rica claims the longest consolidated democracy in Latin America, yet the country has come to face new political and social challenges in light of the recently passed Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). Last weekend, members of the Carleton community examined the unique situation of modern Costa Rica in a series of events for the forum “Costa Rica at the Crossroads.” The events were part of the College’s annual Foro Latinoamericano.