- April 19, 2004
The women’s rugby team battled blustering winds to take on the University of Minnesota on the rugby pitch last Thursday. The U of M team, though holding an advantage in size, found the tenacious Carleton team unwilling to back down. Women’s rugby is one of 22 club sports offered at Carleton that include Aikido, inland sailing, men’s and women’s lacrosse and the nationally ranked men’s and women’s Frisbee teams. Team membership is open to all Carls and joining a club sport is a new athletic experience for most.
- April 19, 2004
Gallery patrons crowded into Boliou Hall Friday night for the opening of the Junior Art Show. The show featured pieces by junior studio art majors working in all mediums. Students, faculty and staff members perused the work while the artists were on hand to answer questions and appreciate their classmates work.
- April 15, 2004
Student Musical Theater (SMuT) presented Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar," the world's first rock opera, April 7th through 10th in the Carleton College Arena Theater. More than 60 students performed in the musical, including 20 musicians in the live orchestra. A contemporary play retelling the passion of Christ and the events leading up to the crucifixion, "Jesus Christ Superstar" debuted in 1971. The musical was directed by senior Jamie Long.
- April 13, 2004
Al Montero, assistant professor of political science, and sophomore Morgan Weiland have launched a radio show on the campus station, KRLX. Titled "Talking Politics," the show airs from 4:30 - 6 p.m. every Tuesday, and seeks to offer reasoned discourse and substantial analysis of the major political questions facing the country and the world. The show features a guest speaker each week and invites listeners to call in. Listeners in the Northfield area can tune in at 88.1 FM, and everyone else can listen online at http://krlxweb.carleton.edu.
- April 8, 2004
African student organizations from around the region converged on Carleton last weekend for the first-ever Umoja African Unity Weekend.
- April 1, 2004
Students in an environmental studies course centered around designing and building eco-friendly houses spent the afternoon of Thursday, April 1, learning how to build a Native American tipi. Dennis Sun Rhodes, a Native American architect and Northern Arapahoe tribal member, taught the students how to properly construct the tipi, which now sits on campus between Boliou Hall and Olin Hall. The course, "Design and Construction of Eco-House" is taught by Richard Strong, director of facilities, and biology professor Gary Wagenbach.
- March 19, 2004
Late Night Trivia arrived at Carleton on Friday, March 12, to help lighten the atmosphere for students immersed in studying for final exams.
- March 9, 2004
When a female player on the men’s hockey team decided in 1996 that it was time to start a team of her own, she created Women’s Hockey at Carleton (WHAC). Now in its seventh season, the women’s hockey team continues to grow and gain momentum on campus.
- February 27, 2004
In a short notice visit to the Carleton campus, Democratic presidential candidate and Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich spoke to student, faculty and community members in Skinner Memorial chapel last Saturday afternoon. Brought to campus by the Carleton Democrats, Representative Kucinich outlined his most important stances to the standing room only audience.
- February 26, 2004
Carleton students, though busy studying as the term winds down, find time to get involved at Raise Your Voice, coordinated by the ACT office. At the annual event, students have the opportunity to write e-mails and letters to legislators, make phone calls to corporations and hear presentations from advocacy groups on campus.
- February 24, 2004
More than 80 Girl Scouts from southern Minnesota attended Girl Scout Thinking Day at Carleton last Saturday. An event aimed at teaching Girl Scouts about life around the world, Carleton's Thinking Day promoted awareness of global environmental and political issues.
- February 24, 2004
President Robert A. Oden Jr. performed with the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers last Sunday, narrating a a humorous suite of music conceived by Garrison Keillor that tells the roller-coaster story of a rebellious church choir that hits the "big time" and abandons the church basement for the rock star lifestyle.