Elysia Crampton explores Aymaran abolitionism (Login Required)
“If I appear invalid, if appear incapable, just know that my mission is already completed by me being here. It is an honor to be here and hold this space, but my body is the document, as someone of Aymara descent, as someone queer, as someone trans, my flesh attests to this legacy, to the perseverance to this legacy.”
“The play deals with important and timeless concerns, particularly the tension between constraint and freedom. Constraint can be extreme and literal—it’s a play about a penal colony, of course—but constraint can be ideological, social, moral, personal. In the end, it’s about the power of art to transcend constraint, to help us find freedom even within intractable constraint. When I chose the play a year ago, it was far ahead of the [2016 Presidential] election. But its championing of the humane in the face of the abuse of power makes it a particularly timely inspiration and consolation now.”
ETB features diverse show lineup for spring term (Login Required)
From history, to a reinterpreted classic, to Charlie Brown, this unique ETB season is not one you want to miss.
Smoqehouse adds new flavor to Northfield dining scene (Login Required)
It may seem a tad cruel, then, to call the best quality of Smoqehouse its lack of shortcomings. But considering its surroundings, Smoqehouse, the new barbecue restaurant on Main Street, stands out quietly from the pack. Look around carefully, and don’t discount the comfortable, trendy but modest decor as you do; it is not only that nothing’s wrong, or off, or even a little annoying. Everything seems to be in place, and moreover, the food is delicious. No downsides.
James Scott, Yale Prof, speaks about Myanmar (Login Required)
"They created village by village and town by town this incredible archive that will never be lost of the history of Naziism in their village."
Professor Fred Hagstrom reflects on life at Carleton (Login Required)
Hagstrom’s interest in books arose around ten years ago and was inspired by his students. “They are all so narratively driven,” he explained.
Emily Ross '17 wins prized Watson Fellowship (Login Required)
"The Watson was really intriguing because there is no prescribed outcome."
Smoke and Haze: Discussing marijuana use at Carleton (Login Required)
“We try and stay in tune with how many of our students are using marijuana on campus, are using alcohol, are using other drugs, what are our rates of mental health and other things like that. We need more data in order to understand that too.”
Studio Art courses change registration process (Login Required)
“We instituted this [the current registration system] as a way to try to address [majors not getting into the classes]. The process allowed the art department more control over the makeup of its classes, but created other problems of its own."
Black Student Alliance We Speak event honors Black History Month (Login Required)
“In past years we have done Reform Week which is just a solid week of events in celebration of Black History Month and we didn’t do that this year because it was a completely new board and we kinda were a little bit lost on planning all of that. But we have had a series of events during Black History Month that have celebrated it. We had a black history jeopardy game at our meeting. We had dinner with Jason Sole, the president of the Minneapolis NAACP."
Rail initiative on track (Login Required)
"Making public transportation options more widely available is a really important thing to do...it has vast environmental implications."
Campus prepares for threats to birth control (Login Required)
In light of the Trump campaign’s anti-choice rhetoric, student organizations, SHAC and the GSC have raised and pondered many questions and concerns about what the Trump administration means for women’s access to reproductive care, birth control, and abortion.