- 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.
- February 25, 2005
In a match billed as the "Clash of the Titans," the men’s club and women’s varsity volleyball teams met for a goodwill exhibition in West Gym. As the crowd grew on early Friday night, the two teams began playing, with the men taking a commanding early lead. “We might actually lose,” commented senior Sarah Barrow, “but we’re missing a lot of starters, so it’s not as bad.”
- February 25, 2005
Carleton’s Social Dance Club and Rugcutters combined their efforts last Friday to bring students “The Fusion Dance.” Marking only the second time the two dance clubs have jointly organized a dance, the two-hour event proved to be successful in both attendance and merit.
- February 23, 2005
Every Wednesday night, a group of students gather to play Baroque music by Johan Sebastian Bach. Under the direction of Mark Krusemeyer, professor of mathematics and senior lecturer in music, they congregate in a quiet, intimate setting at Carleton’s Music and Drama Center each week.
- February 22, 2005
As part of a two week long drive to raise money for the South Asian tsunami relief effort, Carleton students held a team dance marathon from 7 p.m. Friday night to 7 a.m. the next day. Participants combined into teams and collected sponsors, ultimately raising over $1,000 for the cause.