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  • Masquerades in Africa

    ‘Masquerades in Africa’ educates beyond classroom

    Willis and Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, curator of the library’s art and exhibitions, created the “Masquerades of Africa” in the library, where students can study the masks in relation to the history class. “It draws on the course and gives students a context on the Masks,” Willis said.

  • Sayles Dance

    Due to safety concerns, Sayles dances to change

    Despite beautiful fall weather and a new term, one thing has remained conspicuously missing: Sayles dances. After several weeks of confusion — and a notably-absent Homecoming dance — the Student Activities Office has finally revealed the highly-anticipated verdict on the fate of Sayles dances.

  • Gavin Wright

    Stanford Prof.:Civil Rights Movement not fully completed

    Stanford University Professor of Economic History Gavin Wright delivered a convocation speech Sept. 30th that focused on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Perhaps today’s leading historian on the American South, Wright uses economic tools to interpret historical developments, such as the history of slavery, the cotton economy and the California gold rush.

  • Match Corps Building

    Carleton alums join MATCH Corps

    An atypical service experiment, the MATCH Corps is a one-year commitment that takes recent college graduates and tosses them into an educational arena, often in an environment considered politically controversial.

  • Keg

    New alcohol policy a keg killer? Not so fast, say Clark and SAO

    Three weeks after the revised alcohol policy went into effect, the costs of hiring a third party vendor to operate kegs are still coming into focus. “We want to maintain activities for students with or without alcohol,” Lee Clark, director of the Student Activities Office, said.

  • NCAA

    Carleton named a top school for student athletes

    Carleton has always prided itself on its high-achieving student body and this year, the hard work of its student-athletes received national recognition in the 2011 NSCA Collegiate Power Rankings. The ranking system evaluates all colleges within NCAA Division I, II or III programs, uses a combination of student-athlete graduation rates and academic rankings.

  • Susannah Ottaway

    Humanities Center open, ready for student designs

    Carleton’s three-year-old virtual Humanities Center is about to get physical. Since the start of the 2011-2012 school year, the innovative center that was designed to foster the college’s intellectual and cultural life now has a tangible office in the Weitz Center for Creativity. 

  • Max Bearak

    A summer in the wilderness: Max Bearak blogs

    Bearak had several ideas in mind before planning his last summer break of college, but ultimately decided that he wanted to work as a wilderness ranger somewhere remote where he could trek through isolated land. He was hired as a wilderness ranger and placed in the Humboldt National Forest, performing the documentation and mapping out of the wild countryside in eastern Nevada.

  • wind turbine

    It’s about to get a little windy: work starts on second turbine

    Carleton College is about to become the first private college in the nation to have two wind turbines, part of the College’s effort to become more environmentally sustainable.

    The installation process for the second wind turbine began Sept. 26, and will be finished by this Saturday afternoon.

    “The construction crews are assembling the blades to the nacelle, or nose cone, on Wednesday, “ explained Martha Larson, the Project Manager for the Wind Turbine and Carleton’s Manager of Campus Energy and Sustainability.

    “But weather permitting, the rest of the turbine will be completed on Friday and finished up on Saturday.”

    The second wind turbine project planning has been underway since 2008. There have been many factors that have affected project development, including purchasing the individual parts of the turbine from good quality retailers, finding a good location for the placement, and efficiently getting installation crews to Carleton.

     

  • Admission Fellows

    Admissions fellows help shape future of Carleton

    While nude modeling may be the highest paying student job at Carleton, the College’s admissions fellows would argue that they hold the best job on campus. Admissions fellows are seniors selected each year by Admissions to interview prospective Carleton applicants.

  • SHAC

    SHAC looks to expand service repetoire

    Students looking the Wellness Center will now find Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) in its place. The new name, as well as other changes, were made in response to SHAC’s regular departmental review. SHAC staff and the Carleton administration are eager for students to experience the improvements to their on-campus programs.

  • Yale University Professor of Political Science Bryan Garsten delivered his convocation speech Sept. 23 with a focus on the importance of persuasive speech. The author of several books on the history of political thought, with a special interest in the use of rhetoric and personal judgment.

    Yale Prof. Garsten talks about meaning of college education

    Yale University Professor of Political Science Bryan Garsten delivered his convocation speech Sept. 23. In his talk, “What is College For?” Garsten discussed learning how to properly “dress an argument for the occasion during one’s time as an undergraduate.