In December, Christa Owens ‘12 and S.S. Rishad ’12 witnessed the action at the United Nations Climate Change Conference which aimed to find possible solutions for combating the effects of climate change across the world.
Sponsored by the Community, Equity and Diversity Initiative (CEDI), CSA and the College Council Task Force to Review the Student Sexual Misconduct Complaint Process, the town hall meeting highlighted the College Council Task Force’s fall term findings regarding the current sexual misconduct policy.
A recent change to the bylaws of the Carleton Student Association (CSA) Senate means the organization’s eight Senators At-Large will now be elected by grade.
Reynolds House, Carleton College’s Jewish Interest House, was shut down this term after its interior was discovered thoroughly frozen at the end of winter break. Three students have been displaced until the house thaws out. Security officials found frozen pipes, split radiators and a broken boiler. Ice puddles had formed on the floor; water in the toilets and sinks had frozen; the temperature inside the house at the time of inspection was -20 degrees. The source of damage: two windows found open in the basement.
As winter maintains its grip on Minnesota, members of the Carleton community may begin to take for granted the campus’s sidewalks, which are kept as clear and easy to walk on as possible. In fact, they have the tireless work of the Facilities Department to thank.
While the majority of students headed home over winter break this past December, three different groups of Carleton students and professors embarked on educational adventures to the Galapagos Islands, Israel and China.
Just days before the world rang in a New Year, Carleton alum Katie Visco ‘06 became the youngest woman to run across the country. The journey began nine months earlier in Boston and spanned a total of 3,132 miles when she ended in San Diego. According to Katie during an interview on San Diego’s local news channel 10, her cross country run was equivalent to running 119 marathons. Some states she ran through include Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York, Missouri, Idaho and Illinois, but total over fifteen.
The Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) recently selected Carleton student Christa Owens ‘12 to serve as a youth delegate to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP 15) this December. Owens, a sophomore political science major at Carleton College, is one of 19 high school students, college students and recent college graduates in the SSC delegation traveling to Copenhagen from Dec. 7-18. “This is a historic moment in the struggle to solve the international climate crisis, and I am honored to be a small part of it,” she said.
Two days after Minnesotans went to the polls on Nov. 3 to elect a new slate of local officials, one politician, DFL Rep. Paul Thissen, was still hard on the campaign trail. Speaking to an intimate gathering of Carleton College students and faculty members last Thursday, Thissen (pronounced “T-sun”) discussed his candidacy for governor and fielded questions on policy issues.
The Carleton Players recently performed Shakespeare’s play “Measure for Measure.” The play was directed by chair of dance and theater, Professor Ruth Weiner who was helped by a creative team of Carleton students. The play, presented in four acts on the weekends of Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 6, 7 at 8 p.m. in Arena Theatre, had a great turnout on all nights.
Who said that education was the only necessary illumination? The city of Northfield wants Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges to pay about $20,000 annually apiece in fees for their streetlights. And the colleges are not content with that.
From fund-raising at games, and alumni and CSA contributions, Jimmy Rothschild and Griffin Williams collected enough money to not only repay their expenses for buying and shipping the suit of armor, but also to cover the cost of a display case. As their long quest to install Sir Carl on campus draws to a close, both students agree that the process was worth it. “It’s a saga, certainly,” summarized Rothschild.