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2013 Winter Issue 6 (February 22, 2013)

    • Attempts on Her Life

      Q&A with Director Roger Betchel

      What is your general impression of Attempts and why you chose to put it on? It’s an impossible play. There’s no plot, there’re no characters. None of what you see on stage is given in the stage directions. It demands a tremendous amount of creativity and that you have an ensemble that’s willing to commit to it.

    • Attempts on Her Life

      Theatre Review: “Attempts on Her Life”

      We expect from the Carleton Players ambitious and thought-provoking theater and this term’s production of Attempts on Her Life is exactly that.

    • Professor Cherif Keita

      Prof. Keita Does Justice to Lost Figures of the Anti-Apartheid Movement with New Film

      Carleton professor of French and Francophone Studies, Cherif Keita, recently screened two of his documentary films dealing with figures involved in the South African anti-Apartheid movement, “Cemetery Stories: A Rebel Missionary in South Africa and Oberlin-Inanda: The Life and Times of John L. Dube”.


      How to (Politely) Win Friends and Influence People

      “(The Etiquette Dinner was) a theoretical discussion of how to behave and why over a four course meal in the great hall facilitated by Professor Jackson Bryce,” said Cooper Buss ‘13, Program Assistant for Student Leadership and Involvement.

    • The Carleton Karate Club

      Students Ring in the Lunar New Year with Food, Dance, and Karate

      Asian Students in America club (ASIA) held the Lunar New Year celebration last Friday, February 15th in the Great Hall.

    • Brenda Brenner, Professor at Indiana University.

      Music Educator Describes Teaching Underprivileged Kids

      Professor Brenda Brenner is a music educator at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. She works with underprivileged youth in an outreach program she founded and now supervises at Fairview Elementary in Bloomington, where underachieving elementary students take violin lessons three times a week throughout the school year.

    • Jamming for Justice

      FACE AIDS Profits from Concert Fundraiser “Jammin’ for Justice”

      Last Sunday The Cave, Carleton’s student-run bar, hosted Jamming For Justice, a student band festival and benefit concert for the Carleton FACE AIDS chapter. The concert featured student bands such as Ova Yonder, Ashantology, and Max Thunderdome as well as Carleton Slam Poetry and other acts.


      What to Do with a Few Extra Bucks: CSA Gets Creative with Funds

      The CSA (Carleton Student Association) has too much money.  According to a representative, the CSA has money left over on their hands this term. Cooper Buss ‘13, treasurer of the CSA, elaborated more on the budgeting situation and the Rollover Fund of the CSA.

    • Susan Singer

      Susan Singer Appointed to Leadership Role at National Science Foundation

      Susan Singer, a long-time biology professor at Carleton, has accepted the leadership role at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Singer will be taking a leave of absence to assume the position of director of the NSF’s Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE).

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    • Paul Cooper ‘13

      Men’s Tennis Open Season With 2-1 Weekend

      The Knights traveled to America’s Dairyland and played three matches in 24 hours, defeating University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (6-3) and St. Norbert College (8-1). Sandwiched in between was a 6-3 setback at the hands of Michigan Tech University, a very strong Division II program.

    • Emma Purfeerst looks to score in close during the Knights' season finale.

      Women’s Basketball Suffers OT Loss to Hamline on Senior Day

      The Carleton College women’s basketball team’s final contest of the season certainly was a memorable one. The focus of the day was certainly on the squad’s four seniors: Akemi Arzouman, Megan Bakken, Cassie Mullen and Jessa Youso.

    • The Carleton student section erupts after Sawatzke drilled a three-pointer.

      Sawatzke’s Clutch Three-Pointer Lifts Knights Over Bethel

      Tom Sawatzke ‘13 did it again. With the game tied, under a minute to play, and the shot clock running down, the senior guard drained a contested three-pointer to put the Carleton College men’s basketball team ahead for good in its quarterfinal playoff matchup with Bethel University.

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      On Fiscal Incentives for STEM Degrees

      This past Wednesday, CNN contributor and columnist for ESPN the Magazine and LC Granderson called attention to a disturbing move on the part of Florida Governor Rick Scott and Texas Governor Rick Perry to interfere with college curriculums.


      Climate Change: A Note from an Alumna

      On February 17  I was in Washington D.C. with 50,000 others trying to draw attention to climate change. As an alumna, I was surprised to learn that Carleton College is not listed as one of the 200 colleges where students are petitioning for divestment from Big Oil, Gas and Coal.


      Online Education: Bridging the Education Gap

      Most mornings, I pick up the New York Times and read the front page, skim the international and domestic section, and then skip right back to the Op-Ed pages, because I always find the letters to the editor interesting.

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