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  • Kale Zicafoose

    Zicafoose medals at swimming nationals

    With just five note cards and a lot of dedication, four time All-American Kale Zicafoose ’11 swam her way to third place at NCAA Division III nationals in the 100 backstroke. This spring was her fourth and last time at Nationals, so she had high expectations.

  • Steven Poskanzer

    What’s going on with Stevie P?

    Our president, Steven Poskanzer, has been busy lately. He has almost finished his travels across the states, as he has been visiting all of the trustees in their homes to meet and talk with them. Meanwhile, this week has been a busy one for our always-smiling, always-busy president.

  • Prospies flood campus for Accepted Student Days

    Accepted Student Days 2011When high school seniors receive their acceptance letters from a plethora of different colleges, how do they decide which one to pick? Carleton offers an easy solution: Accepted Student Days. Last Thursday through Saturday, admitted students came to the campus to experience Carleton’s culture and explore the academics to see if the college is a good fit for them.

  • This year's sophomores have now chosen their majors.

    Sophomores declared: majors by the numbers

    This past week the class of 2013 declared their majors, with biology, political science and international relations, and economics topping the list.

  • Neil Howe, best-selling author and authority on generations in America, delivered a talk titled “Generations of Americans: Lifestyles, Politics, and the Rhythms of History” for his convocation speech.

    How different are you from your parents? Howe explains today's generations in America

    Neil Howe, best-selling author and authority on America's generations, delivered a talk titled “Generations of Americans: Lifestyles, Politics, and the Rhythms of History” for convocation.

  • Drag show performers strut their stuff in Sayles on Friday, as students and prospies look on (and tip).

    GSC-sponsored drag show returns to campus, huge hit with prospies

    On Friday April 8th Carleton hosted a bedazzled, theatrical celebration of sexuality and the ambiguity of gender, or what is better known as the annual Drag Show.  The show featured a group of six professional Minneapolis-based Drag performers called Dragmanity.

  • Nuclear plant

    Alum brings humility, expertise in talk on the science behind nuclear politics

    There is often a fissure between the physics and politics of nuclear power. On Thursday, April 7th, Carleton alumnus and physicist Kareem Kazkaz ’95 offered a presentation that bridged the gap and provided a comprehensive overview of the topic in light of both disciplines.

  • Canadian artist David Garneau will speak at Carleton on April 12 in the Athenaeum.

    Exhibit by acclaimed Canadian visual artist to come to campus

    David Garneau, renowned visual artist and associate professor at University of Regina in Canada, will speak at Carleton College on Tuesday, April 12 at 4 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Garneau’s appearance is in conjunction with an exhibit of his work currently on display through June 5, 2011.  The lecture and admission to the exhibit are free and open to the public.

  • Students address "The Elephant in the Room" at disabilities talk.

    Students address “The Elephant in the Room” at disabilities talk

    Disability at Carleton was the focus of “The Elephant in the Room,” an event, sponsored by the Wellness Center and the SWAs on Monday evening.  Andy Christensen, Carleton College’s disability coordinator, organized the event to get people to start thinking about disabilities

  • Carleton students participating in the Polar Bear Plunge proudly display the money they raised for Special Olympics Minnesota.

    Taking the plunge to support a good cause

    Fifteen students and staff “plunged” their way into nearly-frozen water in this year’s Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge in Rochester, Minnesota. The event, which occurred Feb 12, is one of the major fundraisers for Special Olympics Minnesota.

  • Project Pericles' Debating for Democracy competition awarded top honors to two Carleton students.

    Carl duo wins Project Pericles competition

    On March 24, Anna Fure-Slocum ’12 and Nick Welna ’12 traveled to Pace University in New York City, taking home top honors and receiving a $3000 grant at the Debating for Democracy (D4D) competition for their presentation on proposed education reforms.

  • Dennis Ea '13, Hannah Heavenrich '12, and Shannon Mueller '12 at work for a New Orleans Cultural Center

    Students give back on spring break trips

    Over spring break, sixty Carleton students participated in three Habitat for Humanity programs and a new Environmental and Social Justice Program. The three Habitat programs went to Waterloo, IA, Oklahoma City, OK, and Lexington, KY. Students spent a week building, caulking, landscaping, and painting houses.