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2012 Spring Issue 8 (May 25, 2012)

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    • Erik Klontz ‘13

      Klontz Honored on CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

      Carleton College swimmer Erik Klontz ‘13 was voted to the Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The award honors the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performance in competition and in the classroom. 

    • CUT

      CUT Heads to D-I Nationals

      CUT, Carleton’s top Ultimate Frisbee team, will be travelling to Boulder, Colorado this weekend to compete in the Division I USA Ultimate National Championships. The third seed overall, CUT looks to defend its 2011 Championship title.

    • Kathryn Schmidt

      Schmidt Concludes Tennis Career with Trip to NCAA Championships

      Kathryn Schmidt ’12 ended her career as a Carleton Knight with a fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Individual Championships. A three-time All-American, Schmidt was one of just 32 players in the nation selected to participate in the tournament.

    • Eclipse

      Eclipse Third at DIII Nationals

      Tying for third at the USA Ultimate Division III Championship last weekend in Appleton, WI, Eclipse solidified their place among the top women’s D-III teams in the country. As Robyn Fennig writes in her review of day one of the tournament, “Eclipse might be the most fundamentally sound team from top to bottom from what I saw today” (

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    • Organic foods provide numerous health benefits.

      An Open Letter to Pres. Poskanzer, on Behalf of Food Truth

      When we proposed a Real Food Commitment for this fall, you dismissed the plan as unrealistic. Throughout the year we have responded to your requests for data, and gained support from large parts of the Carleton community, demonstrating that our goals are not idealistic. Sir, we have done everything that can be expected to meet your demands.

    • Griffin Johnson

      Johnson: Signing Off for Now, Poised to Return Next Year

      Someone told me once that hatred was just the inverse reflection of love, but I think that’s pretty facile. When I talk about things that I hate about this school, it’s ultimately rooted in some kind of grand belief in the merits of this school on an abstract level, in the Nobility of this Institution that I’d like to bring to life by systematically attacking what I dislike about it.

    • A Rotblatt referee takes a turn at the bat.

      Carleton Alum Responds to Keg Ban

      As a proud Carleton alumnus, I am deeply troubled by the recent revelation that kegs will be banned from Rotblatt this year. I still have a lot to learn in life, but one thing I know is that this venerable institution has not lasted 146 years by drinking beer out of cans!

    • Samir Bhala

      A Commencement Address

      We hold it within ourselves to alter our situation, to change our country, to view life as a series of trials, and to never let individual setbacks mire us in thoughts of greater failures.  Frustrations may mount, but nothing defeats you unless you let it.  So it is imperative that we never quit, and that we rely on each other to grow and to change the world.

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