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  • May 4, 2005

    Write Place Hosts Help-a-thon for Sophomores Completing Writing Portfolios

    As part of Carleton’s emphasis on producing graduates capable of communicating information and analysis to others, the college requires each student to complete a portfolio of papers from classes taken during the freshman and sophomore years. With the deadline for completing this portfolio rapidly approaching, on Wednesday, May 4 The Write Place hosted an all night help-a-thon to give students a extra hand in completing, or in some cases beginning, this important task.

  • Green House craft fair
    May 1, 2005

    Green House Hosts Craft Fair

    On Sunday, May 1 the residents of Green House hosted a Craft Fair for students to join in some activities to usher in the new season. While local band Pigs in a Pen serenaded the house with the dulcet sounds of bluegrass, the students found a variety of ways to unwind on their day off.

  • Iron Chef competition
    April 30, 2005

    Iron Chef Competition Gets Students Cooking

    Tension ran high at Culinary House on Sunday afternoon as judges prepared to evaluate edible submissions to the Second Annual Carleton Iron Chef Competition. Representing two divisions, main dishes and deserts, exotic concoctions containing the theme ingredient – chickpeas for the main dish and ginger for the desert – were spread out on the table before an anxious audience.

  • Senior Showcase
    April 29, 2005

    Seniors Count Down Days at Senior Showcase

    The Senior Showcase, held Thursday, was a fun and festive way for seniors to take care of all their graduation needs at one time and in one place.

  • April 27, 2005

    Faculty and Students Hold Panel Discussion of Free vs. Fair Trade

    Last Wednesday night students gathered in Leighton Hall to hear the opinions of two fellow students and four professors on the hot topics of “Free Trade” and “Fair Trade.” The panel included political science faculty Julian Westerhout and Kelly Kollman, Eric Wolf from the philosophy department and economics professor Michael Hemesath. Junior David Holman of North Yarmouth, Maine, and first-year student Whitney Richardes-Calathes of Bronx, N.Y., joined the group.

  • Spring break in Cuba
    April 26, 2005

    Carleton Students Spend Break in Cuba

    While most Carleton students spend their spring breaks resting and recovering from the academic intensity and weather of winter term, some students choose to continue learning albeit in a slightly different manner than the normal textbooks and lectures.

  • 100-hour filibuster
    April 26, 2005

    Carleton Democrats Hold 100 Hour Filibuster

    When Republicans in the US Senate began pushing for a change to the rules of debate which would allow the body to close a filibuster with only fifty one votes instead of sixty, the Carleton Democrats rallied to defeat what they perceived as a assault on the democratic process.

  • 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.