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  • 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'."

  • Step it up and dance!

    For the first time on Carleton’s campus Greek Life meets Hip Hop. The Black Student Alliance along with Campus Activities is proud to present: Kappa Alpha Psi (U of M), Omega Psi Psi (U of M) and Creation Footworking (Chicago). These three groups along with our native Hip Hop group WHOA! will have a campus-wide performance next weekend.

  • Environmental Studies, currently housed in Goodsell Observatory, above, could become the college’s newest major as soon as next year, possibly eliminating the ENTS concentration.

    Curriculum Committee to vote on proposal to create ENTS major

    A proposal to create an Environmental Studies major at Carleton has been accepted by the Education and Curriculum Committee and may be approved by a vote of the entire faculty as soon as May. If approved, the major will be available beginning next fall to students graduating in 2011 and beyond.

    While students have had the option of concentrating in Environmental Studies for a few decades, the college has never offered an official major in that field. Students in recent years have generally been discouraged from constructing a special major around environmental issues.

  • College looks at need for Intergroup Relations curriculum

    As accepted high school seniors make their choice of whether or not to attend Carleton, they are likely unaware of the role they could play in changing the College’s curriculum in the future.

  • Battle of the Bands debuted a number of new bands this year, to great success.

    Newcomers take Battle of the Bands

    With perennial powers Duck Bus and conCarne out of the picture, last Friday’s Battle of the Bands marked a new era in the Carleton music scene—or at least brought some new faces to the Grand’s stage.

  • Cows and Contentment: A look at what’s been happening lately around Northfield

    Bluegrass barn dance party. Underage drinking party? A lot of talk about a tree.

  • Acclaimed author to sign book at Northfield Arts Guild

    Critically acclaimed writer Michael Perry will read from and sign copies of his new book, “Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting,” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, at the Northfield Arts Guild. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Monkey See, Monkey Read bookstore.

  • Carleton to play Macalester in college’s first cricket match

    Cricket is a popular sport in South Asia where each child is brought up on a regular fare of some Sachin Tendulkar and Brett Lee. This trend has migrated to Carleton with the growing influx of international students who thrive on the game. Carleton’s cricket team is slated to play its first intercollegiate match in four years against Macalester College this Saturday. Petra Crosby, Director of International Students, arranged this match.

  • 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.

  • Carleton alum Katie Visco.

    Carleton alum vies to be youngest women to run across United States

    When most people say they run cross country, they mean 3.2 miles on a closed course. But not for Carleton alumna Katie Visco (’07), a former track and field runner who is en route to becoming the youngest woman to run 3,200 miles across America.

  • Ted Falk.

    Carleton student wins Watson Fellowship

    Ted Falk ’09, history major, has won the Watson Fellowship and will travel to Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco next year.

  • Seniors could soon see the results of the new “Engagement Wanted” program which connects alums and the parents of current students to graduating Carls.

    Career Center launches “Engagement Wanted” to help graduating seniors

    Carleton seniors can rest easier thanks to a recent program deemed, “Engagement Wanted.” Developed by the Career Center, the program provides the Class of 2009 with a new, interactive form of job-hunting in a job-stripped economy.