2017 Spring Issue 3 (April 21, 2017)
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Calculus curriculum content to be revamped (Login Required)
“STEM education has evolved a lot since traditional ordering in calculus was established. And, calculus hasn’t changed that much."
OCS cancels Guatemala program (Login Required)
The OCS Office and Anthropology Professor Jay Levi, who was to lead the program, said that the program was cancelled due to a low number of applicants.
Facilities to construct geothermal wells (Login Required)
"Rather than actively using energy to make things hotter or cooler, this system is less energy intensive."
Senators reach out to students through social media (Login Required)
“Every student at Carleton is a part of CSA, and our goal is to make sure people understand that.”
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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.”
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Coach's Corner: 20 years and counting for Amy Erickson (Login Required)
“I want the team to help coach itself because we will only be as strong as our weakest link.”
Does home-field advantage actually exist? (Login Required)
The correlation between home court advantage and winning is a different story, however. Research proves that home-field advantage does not necessarily affect sports such as golf, football, and baseball; nevertheless, sports such as basketball and hockey appear to have more of a home-field advantage. This could be because of the familiarity of surroundings, such as how dense, loud and close the fans are to the competing area.
Carleton baseball battles for split at Concordia College (Login Required)
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The difficulty of keeping Passover at Carleton (Login Required)
Jewish law, for all its restrictions, insists on individual health and safety above all other practices. So I stopped observing Passover. But that should never have happened to begin with. On a residential campus, I expect my meal plan to cover my dietary needs. Yet for over a week, one thirtieth of Carleton’s academic year, this was not true.
Transcending sovereignty (Login Required)
It is absurd that this debate still exists. In the face of one of history’s worst humanitarian crises, the answer should be so clear that the need to ask the question should disappear. Indeed, the whole idea of asking the question – should we intervene, or should we remain on the sidelines – is itself an anachronism, a holdover of the 17th century.
Pax Americana: The need for U.S. intervention (Login Required)
There are moments where eloquently written speeches and diplomatic resolutions at the United Nations fall short, and that is when the time for kinetic action begins.
Curiosity, remoteness and the anti-science moment (Login Required)
We face a long-lived and lively anti-science and anti-expert moment, which unsurprisingly comes as the term "alternative facts" has entered the lexicon.
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Realizing You Are Going to Hell and Accepting It (Login Required)
You better your future of burning underground, according to this writer.
Who's That Bird With the Cool Anklet? (Login Required)
What the Cole Student Naturalist has to say this week
Best advice "unsolicited but decidely solid advice at Carleton" (Login Required)
Your fellow Carls are great at giving advice over Facebook