The proposed Evans reconstruction is tentatively on track for beginning the during the summer of 2012. Currently, Residential Life is working on developing a workable project plan to submit to the Board of Trustees for approval. If passed, the reconstruction will focus on several points of improvement.
Creator of the 20-minute short film “The Story of Stuff” Annie Leonard delivered the May 13 convocation speech detailing her 20 years traveling to over 40 countries tracking factors that manufacture products we use. Her mission, both as an environmental activist and expert on waste, is to “turn up the volume on the discussions concerning production and waste.”
Last Friday, the Art and Art History departments hosted their annual Empty Bowls event on the Bald Spot to raise money for the Northfield Community Action Food Shelf. Members from the Carleton community gathered on the Bald Spot to participate in the luncheon event and help support the charity by purchasing ceramic bowls and eating homemade soup.
Although the final scoreboard read Green Team 206, Pink Team 205, there were no losers at Rotblatt 145, as Carleton students carried on the time-honored tradition of daylong softball and merriment on Saturday.
There are very few organizations or programs that intend specifically to match students with schools that might fit their interests better. As a result, findALMA, a new tool for high school students, was born to add clarity to the college selection process.
Every spring and fall, Carleton’s chapter of the Minnesota Public Interest research Group (MPIRG) designates one week as MPIRG week to raise awareness of social and environmental issues.
On Tuesday, May 10th, 3M held its Annual Shareholders Meeting in St. Paul. Three members of the Carleton Responsible Investing Committee (CRIC) – Fadi Hakim ’13, Kristen Vellinger ’12, and Professor Joel Weisberg – attended the meeting to speak on behalf of the Carleton Responsible Investing Committee. The committee seeks to address social, environmental, and governance issues in Carleton’s endowment.
As “Arab Spring” brings change to an already complex part of the world, Americans are increasingly interested in learning more about the culture, way of life and history of the Middle East.
Carleton graduate Sebastian Meyer ’02 gave a talk in the Boliou Hall Auditorium entitled, “Photography on the Edge” last Wednesday, showing a collection of photos taken from his time spent in the Middle East, recording the recent conflicts in northern Iraq.
Professor Malika Zeghal delivered the 2011 Ian G. Barbour Lecture on May 5 in the Great Hall. In her lecture, entitled “The Power of a New Political Imagination: The 2011 uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East,” Zeghal discussed the recent turmoil in a number of Arab countries and looked back at its origins in the Tunisian revolution.
As always, roomdraw this year came with many victories (see page 10) and equally as many losses. High-occupancy rooms were in high-demand among seniors this years, throwing a wrench in the plans of some seniors with lower draw numbers.
“I don’t want to spoil anything for you, but I think that I die at the end.” Protagonist Dr. Vivian Bearing (Chelsea Lau)’s deadpan line in the beginning of the show sums up the at-times seemingly contradictory spirit of the award-winning play W;t, written by Margaret Edison and directed by David Wiles.