- February 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm
You may not hear about the Classics department that often. They’re one of the tiniest at Carleton: this year, they will be graduating a grand total of two senior majors. And what’s with people who believe anything that took place after 476 A.D. is irrelevant?
Really, Classics majors are a vibrant part of Carleton’s intellectual community. Plus, they know how to party like it’s 99. Sixth weekend, they held a symposium for the two seniors to give their comps presentations.
- February 23, 2009 at 1:36 pm
For V-Day 2009, a huge group of Carleton men and women got together to put on a production of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, to benefit the HOPE Center in Faribault.
- February 19, 2009 at 10:53 am
The Experimental Theater Board recently staged a production of Rough for Theater, a one-hour collection of three one-act absurdist plays by Samuel Beckett. It's hard to find theater more experimental than this.
- February 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm
Valentine’s Day can be a grumpy-inducing holiday, especially if you don’t have a date for the evening. Fortunately, Doh Burma was there last week to come to the rescue! They used the powers of Burmese astrology to match people up for a Burmese-themed evening.
- February 18, 2009 at 2:03 pm
The Carleton biology department knows how to do it nerdy. Thursday of sixth week was the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, so of course, they had to throw the old man a birthday party. (Coincidentally, it was also Abraham Lincoln’s 200th anniversary, but that was the history department’s problem.)
- February 18, 2009 at 11:07 am
...and, despite being 4 years older than the oldest living human in recorded history, still manages, as usual, to provide cookies.
- February 17, 2009 at 4:07 pm
It appeared on the Bald Spot today.
No explanation, no inscription, nothing. It's a giant scale, balancing a wooden crate with a Plexiglass crate. Both crates contain a few rocks. It is an environmentalist symbol of ecological balance? It is the beginnings of a giant trebuchet which will one day destroy Sayles? The answer to these questions is by no means clear.
Earlier today a group of students could be spotted standing in a circle around it and gesturing at it. Were they the masterminds behind its creation? Were they confused spectators investigating the mystery? Were they its worshippers, humbly presenting it with offerings of sticks and rocks? The answer to these questions is equally murky.
More news here as it surfaces.
Update: A large box, enigmatically labeled "Stuff to Weigh," and full of objects like rocks, pieces of driftwood, and kitchen faucets, has appeared under the scale. This lends credence to the idea that the scale is used for weighing things. Who would have thought?
- February 17, 2009 at 1:35 pm
In my time here at Carleton, I’ve picked up many valuable pieces of advice from others, some not-so-valuable pieces of advice, and above all have forged through the trenches to come up with a few nuggets of wisdom of my own. Amazingly, I’ve been working with the Web Services Group for four years, long enough to remember the inception of this here blog back in the winter of ’05, when Tim Blaha '06 published his piece “Ten Things I Wish I Had Known as a Freshman.” With my time at this institution drawing to a close, here’s my take on the ten things I wish I had known as a freshman.
- February 16, 2009 at 1:46 pm
Carleton had the privilege of hosting a concert by Rokia Traoré, an award-winning Malian singer, midterm weekend. As it took the coordinated effort of several campus groups and departments to lure her band here, this event was much more than just a warmup to Midwinter Ball.
- February 11, 2009 at 2:55 pm
- February 5, 2009 at 1:36 pm
The Ebony II winter performance alternated between silly and steamy.
- February 3, 2009 at 2:16 pm
“The Beard Auction Drought is Over” the 8 ½ by 11 fliers enthusiastically announced all over campus. While the message might have been confusing to freshmen, those of us who were here in 2007/8 knew GOP’s second annual beard auction was coming.