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2013 Winter Issue 3 (February 1, 2013)

  • This year, 35 percent of the Senior Class turned out to Volunteer for Carleton.

    Volunteer for Carleton Brings in the Dough

    Volunteer for Carleton made its triumphant return to campus last week. The event, sponsored by the Alumni Annual Fund, drew students to the Great Hall to write postcards and make phone calls to alumni and volunteers, thanking them for their support.


      “Engagement Wanted” Connects Carleton Students with the Workforce

      This year, the Career Center has promoted ‘Engagement Wanted’ as a networking tool to connect Carleton seniors and juniors with “Alumni, parents, and friends of the College who may have advice, referrals, or employment opportunities.”


      Are There Nitrates in Our Water Supply?

      Concerns about campus water had arisen following the publication of an article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune in late December.  The piece documented widespread nitrate pollution in groundwater across much of southern Minnesota, including in Dakota County, where Carleton is located.


      Rethinking the Meaning of Race at Carleton

      What are examples of racism in real life? What is white privilege? Students explored and reflected on these questions through the Rethinking Race Workshop, which took place both Saturday and Tuesday night.

    • Manal al-Sharif.

      Advocate Manal al-Sharif Speaks Out on Social Media in Saudi Arabia

      Manal al-Sharif, the “Rosa Parks of Saudi Arabia” and cofounder of the Women2Drive campaign, has earned a place on Time Magazines list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People for her own brand of civil disobedience.


      Retired U.S. Naval Intelligence Commander: “Is Intelligence Worth It?”

      This past Thursday, retired U.S. Naval Intelligence Commander Jon Olson gave a presentation on the sharing of federal intelligence, discussing recent changes in both methods of gathering intelligence and the ethics of intelligence itself.

    • Helene York

      Political Activist York Challenges Students to “Fix Our Broken Food System”

      Helene York is an advocate for sustainable food who directed the purchasing initiatives for the Bon Appétit Management Company. As such she is very familiar with supply chain dynamics and macro-level logistics, which were the focus of her presentation “Beyond Consumer Activism: What Companies Must Do to Fix a Broken Food System.”

    • Students danced to “Mamma Mia!” by Abba during the opening Ebony number.

      “Mamma Mia!”: Ebony Electrifies Sayles in Winter Show

      Mamma mia, what a show! Carleton’s student-run, student-choreographed dance troop performed their Winter Show last weekend on Friday and Saturday night, livening up the great space in Sayles and drawing lots of hoots and hollers from the audience

    • There was a special celebratory cake in addition to the usual breakfast treats for students to enjoy

      Dacie Moses Celebrates 127th Birthday

      This past weekend, Dacie Moses house celebrated the 127th birthday of Candice Moses, the house matron of the famous house that still stands on Union Street, practically unaltered from when it was first built in 1870.

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    • Noah Laack-Veeder ‘15, pictured running during last year’s indoor season.

      Men Take First in Three Events at MSU Open

      It’s extremely early in the 2013 season, but if the initial indications come to mean anything, it could be a very exciting indoor campaign for the Carleton College men’s track and field team. The Knights won three events at the Minnesota State Mankato Open, a meet that featured mostly competitors from NCAA Division II institutions.

    • Colette Celichowski ‘15, pictured earlier this year.

      Women Hold Own Against D-II Competition

      With the Knights competing exclusively against racers from NCAA Division II institutions, Colette Celichowski ‘15 and Ruth Steinke ‘16 finished 1-2 in the mile run, crossing the line at 5:12.43 and 5:13.26, respectively, to highlight several strong performances by the Carleton College women’s track and field team at the Minnesota State-Mankato Open.

    • Molly Spence ‘13

      Women’s Swimming and Diving Takes Down St. Olaf, Honors Seniors at Last Dual Meet

      The Carleton College women’s swimming and diving team wrapped up its dual meet portion of the season at St. Olaf College, and it is fitting that the seniors led the way.

    • Erik Klontz ‘13, pictured last year.

      Men’s Swimming and Diving Honors Seniors During Final Meet

      The dozen seniors on the Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team, participated in the final dual meet of their careers as the Knights traveled across town to face St. Olaf College on Senior Day for both squads.

    • Tom Sawatzke '13

      Sawatzke Joins 1,000 Point Club

      Putting up a team high 26 points on the afternoon, senior Tom Sawatzke ‘13 joined exclusive company as just the 26th Carleton College men’s basketball player to tally 1,000 career points. Sawatzke’s historic effort, which was one point shy of his career high and marked his 12th career 20-point game, played a key role in a Knights’ comeback that came up just short.

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      Embracing a Complex Convocation

      “Drew, this a huge bummer,” read a text I received during Helene York’s Friday Convocation. It was from a friend I’d convinced earlier in the day to come to the speech. Despite my previous enthusiasm, however, I was now inclined to agree with her: this was depressing.

    • room draw

      On Room Draw (Or, How to Add Extra Stress to Your Midterms)

      Room draw numbers came out this week. I was sitting in the Libe, studying for an exam (number two of the week!), when suddenly the library broke into a furor. I’d completely forgotten (somehow...), but it was the night that room draw numbers had been released. It was 12:01 AM.

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