- 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.
- February 19, 2004The Carleton Juggling F.I.S.H. hold the distinction of being the only juggling group on campus and the only group that is, as their mission statement boldly claims, "fully committed to developing the art of thumbing one's nose at gravity."
- February 12, 2004Saturday's ice carving competition brought more than 30 aspiring ice sculptors out to the Chapel lawn to chisel, scrape, crack and gouge blocks of ice to reveal their masterpieces.
- February 11, 2004Students spent the first five weeks of the term practicing dances and making costumes for Ebony II, which played to packed audiences last weekend.
- February 4, 2004Taking advantage of the weekend's heavy snowfall, members of the Carleton Nordic Ski Club held an instructional workshop on Monday, February 2. The event provided nearly a dozen students with a first-time experience on skis. The Carleton Recreation Center now offers rental equipment for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, available free to Carleton students.
- February 4, 2004Three industrial barrels, clothes racks and a variety of power saws and jumper cables were all instruments for the unconvential percussion ensemble Savage Aural Hotbed, who performed at the Cave last Friday.
- January 27, 2004Sophomore Eric Wilson took advantage of the first Presidential office hour of Winter term. These office hours, held two or three times each trimester, allow students the opportunity to speak their minds directly to President Robert A. Oden Jr.
- January 26, 2004Nearly 100 scouts attended Carleton's annual Girl Scout Math and Science Day, held in Hulings Hall on Saturday, Jan. 24. The scouts participated in eight math and science activities ranging from launching water rockets to dissecting a cow heart. Each scout earned a science badge for her participation. The event was organized by students in Carleton's Women in Math and Science (WhIMS) group.
- January 24, 2004"Off the Beaten Path: Exploring Alternative Vocation," a student-organized alternative career fair, was held on campus on Saturday. Guest speakers, including activists, artists and agriculturalists who have found ways to craft their passions into careers, encouraged proactivity and invited students to consider nontraditional post-college paths.
- January 23, 2004Chili Nights, organized twice a month by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, provide Carleton students with a safe atmosphere to discuss issues related to race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.
- January 16, 2004Students reclined in Cowling Pool to watch "Finding Nemo" at Carleton's first-ever dive-in movie on Thursday, Jan. 15. The dive-in movie is one of many events put on each term by the campus activities office.
- January 15, 2004
It can be hard enough for students to come back to classes and homework and cold weather after a six-week winter break. But for more than 100 students who spent fall term studying off campus, readjusting to life at Carleton is even more difficult.