2013 Spring Issue 3 (April 26, 2013)
From April 11th to April 13th, and again from the 18th to the 20th, a total of three hundred fifty-two admitted students , or “prospies,” visited campus, an all-time high for the school according to Admissions Counselor Peter Varnum ’08. They arrived at Carleton in the midst of whirling winds and late-season snow, dumping accumulations that would give the campus the appearance of a snow-globe.
Carleton's EthIC program, or Ethical Inquiry at Carleton, has been in existence for a number of years and was developed and well led by previous directors. This year, however, EthiC has formed a new branch, entitled "Windows of the Good Life" which is celebrating its first successful inaugural year on campus and examines, at its core, life's biggest questions
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band will be visiting Carleton tonight to give a musical performance in the Concert Hall starting at 8:00 P.M. Ritter made time in his schedule to drop by Northfield between a performance at First Avenue in Minneapolis last night and another stop at The Vic Theatre in Chicago that will take place tomorrow night.
Taking a break from the cold weather outside, students and accepted students alike packed into the warmth of the Cave to listen to the poetry performance last Friday night by Sarah Kay, Spoken Word poet and founder of Project V.O.I.C.E., which seeks to “combine performance, writing, and a supportive environment to inspire youth to recognize that their views are significant, valid, and necessary.”
In celebration of Pride Month, the Gender and Sexuality Center has held various events throughout the month of April, including a barbeque. Although the unexpected snowfall forced the event indoors, students still enjoyed the event.
Spoken word poet Sarah Kay hails from New York City, a fact not lost on her chapel audience when she called for Minnesota “to get its act together” in comparing Northfield’s thick snow to the seventy-degree days of the Northeast. As the founder of Project V.O.I.C.E. (Vocal Outreach Into Creative Expression), an organization that encourages young adults and children to use spoken word as a means of growth and self-expression, Kay delivered her talk as if it were a spoken poem: with dynamic rhythm, passion, and accompanying gestures.
Two more Carleton seniors—Shantrice King ’13 and Milan Cvitkovic ’13—have been announced as Fulbright Scholars for the 2013-2014 year, bringing Carleton’s total number of winners to four (so far).