2010 Spring Issue 3 (April 23, 2010)
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.
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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.
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.
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, 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.
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 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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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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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“Government is simply capable of viewing the whole system of our country in a way individuals simply cannot. ”
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.