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  • Evans Hall

    Evans renovation tentatively set to open doors in winter 2013

    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.

  • Documentarian Annie Leonard spoke at Carleton last week about reducing waste and how to solve the pre-existing problems that revolve around the garbage that is currently cluttering the Earth.

    Documentarian Leonard pushes for active waste reduction

    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.”

  • Empty Bowls project draws large community participation

    Empty Bowls '11 1Last 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.

  • President Steven Poskanzer chats with students after throwing out the opening pitch at Rotblatt 145.

    Rain can’t stop Rotblatt 145

    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.

  • College

    Alums create new tool to help students find “best-fit” college

    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.


    MPIRG Week brings social awareness to campus

    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.

  • Carleton Responsible Investment Committee Members Fadi Hakim ’13, Kristen Vellinger ’12, and Professor Joel Weisberg spoke in favor of socially responsible policies at the 3M annual meeting in St. Paul.

    CRIC student members testify at 3M annual shareholders meeting in St. Paul

    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.

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    NJP to host Mid-East Discussion

    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.

  • In a photo taken by Sebastian Meyer ‘02 the Kirkuk Regional Police force conducts an anti-terrorism raid. Meyer spent the past week leading photo workshops on campus. The photo below was taken in the same place.

    Sebastian Meyer presents “Photography on the Edge”

    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.

  • Malika Zeghal

    Lecture on the 2011 uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East

    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.

  • Room Draw

    Room draw brings joy, frustration to students

    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.

  • Wit

    With Wit, Carleton bids farewell to Arena Theater

    “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.