- October 8, 2007
“What a good day for walk, right?” joked one local resident as Northfield’s annual CROP Walk began. In fact the day was a very poor day for walking: rain storms hovered over the area all day, and the entire Carleton contingent was soaked. It was Sunday, September 30, and in cities around Minnesota and all over the nation, communities took part in CROP Hunger Walks.
- June 1, 2007
For most students, the summer months are time to kick back and relax with family and friends. But for the 14 recipients of Carleton’s 2007 Initiative for Service Internships in International Development award, summer break will also bring the opportunity to immerse themselves in another culture and lend a much-needed hand to other communities.
- May 30, 2007
Carleton College students Michael McCulloch ’07 (Toronto) and Nazish Zafar ’07 (Singapore) believe that napkins can help prevent malnutrition in children. Next month, they will depart for Fortaleza, Brazil, armed with 10,000 napkins containing printed information aimed at fighting childhood malnutrition.
- May 27, 2007
Tofu was celebrated in all of its various forms earlier this month at Carleton’s 11th annual Tofu Fest, held on the Chapel lawn. The festival featured cooking demonstrations and competitions, along with other more carnivalesque activities including a “Tofu Toss,” a “Tofu Gobble” (in which competitors were challenged to eat a half block of raw tofu without using their hands), and the crowning of the 2007 “Tofu Princess”—basically a performance art contest embodying the “spirit” of tofu.
- May 22, 2007
Move over, Rottblatt; Carleton’s got a new quirky tradition. Since 2002, the Carleton Association of Nature and Outdoor Enthusiasts (CANOE) has offered a day-long, multifaceted obstacle course for teams of three willing adventurers. Demanding quick thinking, teamwork, exuberance, and a love of zany escapades—in short, common characteristics of Carleton students—CANOE has created the perfect adventure course for ambitious and slightly crazy Carls: the annual Eco-Challenge.
- April 25, 2007
Did you know that 120 Carleton students each receive an average of $3,442 towards their tuition from the Minnesota State Grant Program? On Thursday, April 17, five Carleton students and a staff member went to the Minnesota State Capitol to lobby in support of the Minnesota State Grant Program.
- April 23, 2007
When Carleton students declare war, they mean it. Across Minnesota, college students engaged in a friendly rivalry this past February, hoping for a victory that would benefit them all: saving energy. Carleton students, for the second year in a row, unplugged their mini-fridges, turned off their lights, and even camped on the Bald Spot, to prove they could reduce their energy usage in a radical way. Last year, Carleton’s dorms challenged each other, and Carleton competed against St. Olaf. This year, the Energy War went state-wide and sparked a lot more attention.
- March 5, 2007
Every Sunday at the Carleton dining halls, students can find one dinner dish recommended by a fellow student, faculty member or staff person. Displayed next to the dish are the recipe and a Carletonian article telling the story behind the dish and its author. So far this year, Carleton students have tasted dishes like Indian chicken curry, homemade lasagna and fluffy scones. This Friday—the last day of winter term classes—President Oden’s pheasant dish will be on the menu.
- February 28, 2007
At noon on Saturdays, many Carleton College students would rather still be sleeping. But every week, 13 students make their way over to the Cowling Gymnasium for a three-hour long practice.
- February 22, 2007
Over winter break, Carleton students, faculty and staff traveled to New Orleans, La., and Biloxi, Miss. to help residents rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Art gallery assistant Wendy Nordquist and studio art technician Gerald Krause joined economics professor Mike Hemesath and 13 students in rebuilding a home in Biloxi; Assistant professor of philosophy Angela Curran and 29 students traveled to New Orleans to help Common Ground gut houses in the lower Ninth Ward.
- February 8, 2007
Carleton students set new records at the Volunteer for Carleton phone-a-thon and letter writing campaign this January. Some 419 student volunteers—nearly a quarter of the students on campus—raised a record $121,079 for the Alumni Annual Fund.
- February 6, 2007
Knightingales, the second oldest a cappella group at Carleton, celebrated its 25th anniversary January 26 to 28. The highlight was a joint concert of former and current Knightingales.