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2010 Spring Issue 3 (April 23, 2010)

  • Steven Poskanzer named next president

    Steven Poskanzer

    Steven G. Poskanzer will become Carleton's next president, effective August 2, 2010.  Currently, Poskanzer serves as the president of State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz.

    “I am thrilled,” Poskanzer said, “as is my family.”

    He has worked for the SUNY system for the past 12 years, during which time he was president for nine years.  Previous to his positions in the SUNY system, Poskanzer worked at University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania.

    “My career has been atypical,” Poskanzer said, “in that I've worked at both public and private institutions.”  Working in one sector has given him insight into the other, he said.  As the next president of Carleton, he hopes to bring a unique perspective from his previous experience at public institutions.

    • Alcohol Policy Town Hall

      Students reflect on alcohol policy at Town Hall meeting

      In response to a recent outpouring of concerns and questions regarding Carleton’s alcohol policy, CSA held a town hall meeting on Wednesday April 21 to address the issue.

    • Rotblatt

      No policy changes to Rotblatt

      Carleton’s alcohol policy is a hot topic of discussion on campus, but according to Director of Campus Activities Lee Clark, nothing will change this year, including policies regarding seventh weekend’s Rotblatt softball game.

    • Seniors could soon see the results of the new “Engagement Wanted” program which connects alums and the parents of current students to graduating Carls.

      Engagement Wanted connects students with alumni

      Carleton has a new innovative new program, Engagement Wanted, a Career Center initiative designed to give seniors a head start on their post-graduate paths by connecting them with participating alumni and parents.

    • The Lens

      Columbia Scholastic Press Assn. awards The Lens Gold Crown

      The Lens, Carleton’s independent, student-run magazine of politics and culture, was recently awarded the Collegiate Magazine Gold Crown award from the 32nd annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), the highest recognition possible from the institution.

    • The Wellness Center's Rhonda Meyer and Natalee Johnson

      Natalee Johnson to join midwives in Haiti

      Natalee Johnson, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife and Coordinator of Medical Services in Carleton’s Wellness Center, will be going to Haiti this summer with Midwives for Haiti.

    • Student bands win performance time at Battle of Bands

      Student bands Groove Factory and Menagerie took top prizes at last Friday's Battle of the Bands, earning performance slots at this year's spring concert. The almost four hour event maintained a packed dance floor at Northfield's Grand Theater.

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    • Ronald Heifetz

      Ronald Heifetz discusses authority and leadership

      Introduced by his two children, Ronald Heifetz – Professor at Harvard Kennedy School – began his presentation “Adaptive Leadership” by stating that to him, the field of leadership studies “was an immature discipline.” His reasoning focused upon the lack of consensus attributed to the meaning of a certain vocabulary, particularly leadership.

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    • Frances Leung

      Women’s tennis defeats rival Olaf 6-3, loses to Luther 5-4

      This past week, Knights women’s tennis once again proved they are a force to contend with in the MIAC and in the region as well with a 6-3 win over Northfield rival St. Olaf and an extremely close defeat of 4-5 at the hands of the Luther Norse of Decorah, IA.

    • Stephan Zweifel, head coach of the Carleton College men’s tennis team

      Zweifel gets 200th win

      Stephan Zweifel, head coach of the Carleton College men’s tennis, recorded his 200th career victory as his squad posted an 8-1 triumph over St. Olaf College. Zweifel, who is a professor of biology at the College, now possesses a 200-89 collegiate record.

    • Megan Erlandson

      Erlandson sets school record to lead track

      Last Saturday the women’s track team headed across the river for a day of exciting competition. The day included a school record, NCAA provisional qualifying mark, and a number of personal best performances—not too bad for the second meet of the season.
      The school record came in the pole vault, as Megan Erlandson ’12 soared over 10 feet 8 inches.

    • John Davis

      Men’s track places fourth at Carleton Relays

      Saturday, the men’s track and field team hosted the Carleton Relays at Laird Stadium. The Knights allowed only one athlete per team to score in an individual event, and finished fourth with 98 points in this strange system.  Tomorrow morning, the Knight thinclads will travel to Winona, Minnesota for the St. Mary’s Invitational. The meet will feature good competition from Wisconsin schools of the WIAC conference. The Knights have only three meets before the MIAC Championship.

    • Syzygy at Sectionals

      CUT and Syzygy defend Sectional titles as GOP upsets Minnesota

      This past weekend all six of Carleton’s intercollegiate Ultimate teams attended the sectionals tournament in Maple Plain, Minnesota. This first step in the UPA Championship series would determine which teams get to attend regionals, which takes place at Carleton 6th weekend. With over 130 Carls participating, excitement was in the air and all 6 teams started off well.

    • Grant Bowen

      Knights split with St. Johns and Concordia, Mac and Olaf next

      The Carleton baseball team has a fever, and the only cure is more cowbell! Well, not quite. The team actually has a split-ting headache after reeling off their fifth straight doubleheader split in conference play. The only cure for the Knights (9-20, 5-7 MIAC) to escape the .500 doldrums will be for them to capture that elusive sweep that could thrust the team into serious playoff contention.

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    • Today’s Liberalism

      “Government is simply capable of viewing the whole system of our country in a way individuals simply cannot. ”

    • Project Pericles helps foster civic engagement between Carleton and community

      On April 8th and 9th during second week we were fortunate enough to serve as delegates to Project Pericles’ national civic engagement conference called Debating for Democracy. However, when we told our friends and professors what we were going to New York to do, we found that most people on campus don’t even know what Project Pericles is or that we have an office of Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) on our campus.

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    • Priorities for our next President of the College

      We want to be among the first to congratulate Steve Poskanzer on his appointment as the next president of Carleton College. Taking leadership at a prestigious college can be a daunting task and we realize that it is not the easiest time to be stepping into this position. President Oden leaves behind a legacy that will be hard to live up to and there are also many issues that the college is currently facing.

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    • News Briefs

      - Renowned "Visionary" Pianist to perform at Carleton

      - Myint named Fellow for National Asia Research Program

    • Security Blotter

      9:35 p.m., five Carleton students were found smoking marijuana near the Hill of 3 Oaks.  All drug paraphernalia was turned over to the Northfield Police. 

    • Caught in the ACT: Earth Day

      Come continue the celebration of Earth Day this Saturday, April 24! The event will take place from 1-4:30 pm in Central Park (3rd and Winona, rain location: the Armory on Division Street).

    • SWArticle: Allergies

      Having allergies is the result of the immune system making antibodies that identify particular allergens as harmful, even though they are not to most people. This triggers the release of histamines and other substances that cause allergy symptoms.

    • Arb Notes

      It’s spring!  All those beautiful spring flowers are poking up through the earth to quench our worries that winter would never end.  You probably have an image that instantly popped into your head.  Does it include those blue-purple flowers that carpet Carleton’s campus each April?

    • CSA Update

      Updates from CSA meeting

    • The Career Corner: H.A.G.S.

      Sorry. I know you’ve probably been reminded by lots of other people that the school year is coming to a close. And every time, they ask, “What are you doing this summer?” If you’ve already found a great internship, program or job, then you can confidently reply with visions of the glorious summer to come. But what if you don’t have any plans yet? Don’t be ashamed! There’s still time to find something great to do!

    • The poster for the film The Cove

      This Week at SUMO

      SUMO shows The Cove and Flow: For the Love of Water

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