- April 26, 2005
Beautiful Friday afternoons are not the busiest of times for Carleton’s Gould Library. However, last Friday was an exception as crowds of students formed around the entrance. The occasion? Root beer floats courtesy of the librarians as part of the library’s celebration of National Library Week.
- April 26, 2005
To celebrate another successful pride month at Carleton, the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) sponsored this year’s Pride Banquet that took place on Friday night in Great Hall. Carls, profs, alums and staff of all sexual orientations gathered to build community and reflect on the last year of LGBT issues at Carleton.
- April 19, 2005
Theologian Frank Riley and Father Denny Dempsey of St. Dominick’s Church in Northfield came together to discuss the late Pope John Paul II and the future of the Catholic Church in Carleton’s Skinner Memorial Chapel. Before an audience of students, staff and Northfield residents the two men shared their views of the late pontiff’s record, the reform movement in the Church, and what challenges the next pope will likely face.
- April 18, 2005
From April 7-9, the Carleton admissions office hosted "Accepted Students Days" an event which drew students from every corner of the nation and around the globe. These students flocked to campus, desiring to learn about Carleton in ways which can not be gleaned from glancing at admissions pamphlets, listening to a guidance counselor or skimming through a college guide.
- April 13, 2005
Ken Jennings, the Jeopardy! contestant who won a record-setting $2,522,700 in 74 consecutive appearances on the show, came to Carleton's Quiz Team practice on Monday. Jennings played rounds with students during practice. The Carleton Quiz Team recently placed second in the country at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) intercollegiate championship tournament.
- April 12, 2005
As a DJ for Minnesota Public Radio’s new music radio station, the Current, Mark Wheat is helping set the tone for the future of new public radio stations nationwide. In a talk co-sponsored by Carleton’s radio station, KRLX, and Cinema and Media Studies, Wheat spoke to students about how he broke into radio broadcasting, the radio industry and what it’s like to work the Current.
- April 12, 2005
Singing, dancing and overall hilarity ensued last weekend in Carleton’s successful performance of “Guys and Dolls,” a student-directed musical presented by Student Musical Theater (SMuT).
- April 6, 2005
Of course, its members would probably prefer a bull—the bear is not a happy
symbol for the group. Yes, this term saw the beginning of the Carleton Stock
Market Club, which meets each Saturday to discuss, observe, and learn about the
complex field of stock trading. Some, like first-year founder Ross Palash from
New York City, are habitual followers of the market, though most simply are
curious and want to learn more.
- March 9, 2005
As Carleton’s students began to prepare for a final week of papers and exams, many still took the time to indulge in the orchestra’s end-of-term concert. Directed by Hector Valdivia, associate professor of music and S. Eugene Bailey director, the orchestra presented a wide array of pieces including the famous “William Tell Overture,” Prokofiev’s “Lieutenant Kije Suite, op. 60 and “Virtus for Orchestra” by Salvador Brotons, the 2005 recipient of the Christopher U. Light Lectureship in Music.
- March 5, 2005
Crowds of enthusiastic Carleton students gathered at Carleton’s Concert Hall last Saturday to take comfort with pre-final exam relief in the form of student-produced five minute films.
- February 28, 2005
For thousands of years Asian cultures have celebrated the Lunar New Year with
joy and noise and on Friday, Feb. 28, the tradition continued at Carleton
as hundreds of student packed Great Hall, not just to enjoy the
spectacular food provided by ASIA club but to witness and experience the
traditions of Chinese, Japanese and other cultures.
- February 26, 2005
A trek down a dark road and a creaky staircase reveals a dimly-lit basement cordoned into sections by large sheets. Small lamps and Christmas lights illuminate artwork of various styles as Louis Armstrong plays in the background. Passing through each section, viewers discover more at every turn, with some pieces leaping out, others surprisingly subtle, and each provoking a new and different reaction.