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  • Library Week
    April 26, 2005

    Students and Librarians Celebrate National Library Week

    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.

  • Pride banquet
    April 26, 2005

    Pride Banquet Marks Successful Pride Month

    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

    Pastor and Theologian Discuss Late Pope and Church’s Future

    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.

  • Accepted students weekend
    April 18, 2005

    Accepted Students Experience Life at Carleton

    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.

  • Ken Jennings
    April 13, 2005

    Jeopardy! Star Ken Jennings Makes Appearance at Quiz Team Practice

    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

    Radio Host Mark Wheat Inspires Students

    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

    Students Stage Production of 'Guys and Dolls'

    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).

  • Stock market club members David Ban, Ross Palash and Reshad Sabed in front of the New York Stock Exchange.
    April 6, 2005

    New Club Bears Down on Carleton’s Campus

    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

    Orchestra Concert Attracts Music-Loving Parents and Students

    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

    DVD Fest 2005 Brings Creativity and Quality Films

    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.

  • Lunar New Year
    Photo: Colin McLain '07
    February 28, 2005

    Students Gather To Celebrate Lunar New Year

    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.

  • Farm House art show
    February 26, 2005

    Farm House Displays Artwork of Students, Northfield Residents

    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.