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  • Carl Grad: Why I Broke Into the F.B.I. (Login Required)

    John C. Raines ’55, and religion professor at Temple University is, in his own words, “the only Carleton grad that has ever appeared on the front page of the New York Times as a burglar.” He suspects that that record will last another thousand years.

  • CSA Senate Liaison Campaign Declares Next Year’s Winners (Login Required)

    The CSA senate liaison elections are upon us.  Unlike the t-ball and dance competitions of our youth, this competition does not arbitrarily dole out trophies. Rather, the candidates running for CSA senate liaison positions engage in a heated competition.

  • Katherine Greenberg ‘14.

    Women’s Tennis Dominates St. Thomas, St. Olaf, Stays Undefeated in MIAC Play (Login Required)

    The nationally No. 24-ranked Carleton College women’s tennis team continued its string of victories in MIAC play with a 9-0 win on Monday over crosstown rival St Olaf College.

  • Editorial (Login Required)

    How many of you know who Wendy Davis is? For those of you who are friends, followers, or supporters of Wendy, I applaud you. If you don’t know who she is, get a twitter account and start watching CSPAN because this state senator is quite impressive.

  • Stuart John Urback

    I Am a Designer

    For my last Carletonian article, I will attempt to bookend my time at Carleton by responding to the first writing I ever did for Carleton, my application.  The first ever sentence I wrote for Carleton in my application letter was “I am a physicist.”

  • Stuart John Urback

    Let’s be honest, we’re not actually here for the classes

    There’s an adorable little lie that we tell ourselves when we attend a college like Carleton.  We tell ourselves that we’re really here for the classes; that what’s important are the grades, the majors, concentrations, and the future potentials that they suggest.

  • Stuart John Urback

    World Building

    I’m in Italy, therefore I must write an article about travel.  To be honest I never used to like travel, in fact you could say I actively disliked it.  I was a pretty pretentious preteen and the thought of being dragged off to another city (much less country) was absolutely silly when I had a perfectly capable brain that functioned quite well in my hometown.

  • Stuart John Urback

    The Consumerization of Ideas

    I think TED talks have become one of the silliest sideshows to happen to legitimate academic thought in the last half century. There, I said it.  I’m sure that one won’t win me many supporters but I think it’s true.

  • Stuart John Urback

    Making a Special Major

    Since it has been “major declaration season,” I thought I’d write on a similar topic: special majors. Getting a special major approved is a tough process. I know because I’ve been on both ends of it, as a student preparing to apply and as a member of ASC looking over petitions and determining which merited further processing.

  • Stuart John Urback

    Don’t Call It Growing Up

    Last week I attended the Game Developer’s Conference where I listened to my personal heroes give some of the most inspiring talks I have ever heard.  The conference had to be 80% male, 80% white, and 80% young people.

  • Stuart John Urback

    Sorry Sciences, Humanities Are Where Innovation Is At

    Innovation is all the rage these days; it’s the buzzword that makes the money, gets the endorsements, and makes the world move forward.  It seems like anytime the economy gets brought up, innovation is not far behind.

  • Griffin Johnson

    Divestment, Guilt and Social Action

    We do a lot of theorizing at Carleton, and I understand that sometimes that theorizing gets extremely tiresome. The standard seminar format is to bombard us with conflicting views on an issue, whether it’s literary theory or sociology, and expect us to spontaneously generate our own conclusions about it.