The IdeaLab is one of the most touted features of the new Weitz Center for Creativity. The new house for PEPS, the space also features a whole host of rooms with the latest computer technology and software.“Getting to work there during the first few weeks of the term has been a blast,” ITS computer management specialist Yasin Dara ’13 said. “It’s an awesome environment.”
Professors Susannah Ottaway, Michael Flynn, Ron Rodman, Chico Zimmerman and Barbara Allen were appointed to endowed professorships at the start of this school year.
With the opening of the new Perlman Teaching Museum this fall, art at Carleton enters a new era. Over 1,000 visitors have visited the museum since its debut. The facility features two galleries that will replace the old exhibition space in the Concert Hall.
The Student Activities Office brought a little extra flair to this year’s student activities. Sunderland was pleased to report that the fair this year ran smoothly. With an external company handling all the equipment, the set-up of the fair was organized and efficient.
Eden Kaiser ‘03, a Japanese major, received the honor of teaching at her alma mater when she spoke at the Linguistics Colloquium this past Friday. After earning her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Minnesota within the last few weeks, Kaiser joined fellow Carls to present her dissertation on Hmong-American sociophonetics.
US News and World Report’s annual undergraduate college rankings list has again placed Carleton near the top of their list; this year Carleton ranked 6th, up two spots from last year. Carleton tied with Bowdoin on the 2012 US News list, which is generally considered the most well respected and well publicized of the various ranking agencies.
The multi-million dollar space, which opened Sept. 12, is the new home for the Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) and the Theater and Dance departments, and contains classroom space for other departments. The classrooms are outfitted with the latest technology, in addition to being designed to aid creativity and foster learning through versatile and transitional spaces.
A treat for movie enthusiasts, the Tournées Film Festival brings together language, culture and cinematic art from Sept. 22 to Oct. 20. The Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema will showcase a range of films that represent the best of the French movie industry.
U.S. Representative for New Jersey and Carleton alumnus Rush Holt ’70 visited campus last Monday to deliver the opening Convocation speech for the new school year. He discussed the application of scientific thinking to topics such as politics. Holt also spoke about how scientific, empirical thinking is “incompatible with hide-bound ideology.”
“People are sexy. Consent is sexiest,” reads the caption on the booklets handed out in the most recent Healthy Communities and Relationships dinner. HCR is an initiative of the Gender and Sexuality Center to explore changes to the “Not On Our Campus” program.
Last week, Dean of Students Hudlin Wagner announced new changes to the official alcohol policy, causing a stir on campus. According to the e-mail, kegs and common containers of alcohol are no longer allowed at unregistered campus parties, and drinking games are now considered high-risk drinking-related activities.
The Princeton Review recently named KRLX, Carleton’s student-run radio station as the 12th Best College Radio Station in the country. The ranking is reflected in the 2012 edition of their guidebook, The Best 376 Colleges. KRLX goes on-air tonight at 8 p.m.