Each term African and African American Studies sponsors the Angelina Weld Grimké lecture series and at least one additional event or lecture.

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Angelina Weld Grimké (February 27, 1880 – June 10, 1958) was the first African American female student to attend the Carleton Academy, a preparatory school that was a part of the college campus from 1866 to 1906.  She went on to be an American journalist, teacher, playwright and poet who came to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance; she was one of the first African-American women to have a play publicly performed.  A list of previous Grimke Lectures can be found here.


Feb 10

Teach for America Application Deadline

From site: Career Center OLD

Having just received a great education ourselves, more than most people we can appreciate the the value of study and learning. Knowledge and skills open every door, regardless of one's background. Teach for America gives young teachers the opportunity to help students vault over the disadvantages of their childhood and take the path to success through learning.

Friday, February 10th, 2012

A single teacher can make a great difference in a child's life, giving him/her self-confidence, drive and ambition that will last forever.  Through Teach for America, many college graduates have found that they can make this kind of inspiring difference in kids' lives even though the circumstances may be challenging. Both the student and the teacher may remember the teacher's positive impact for the rest of their lives.

As a corps member, you will be a full-time teacher and receive a full salary and comprehensive health benefits from your school district. Additional benefits, such as funding for relocation, graduate school partnerships, and help with student loans are available as well.

Apply here:

Sponsored by Career Center. Contact: Sarah Rechtzigel, x4296