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  • West Field has had the sediment removed but still has no grass, which will need to be planted in the spring.

    Flood Damage Update

    Since the devastating floods in early October caused heavy damage to the Stadium, East Gym, and other campus buildings and student houses, Carleton’s administration has made substantial progress on repairing the damage done.

  • Carleton alum and former Ambassador Michael Armacost ‘58 gave last Friday’s convocation.

    Convocation: “How should we think about China?”

    Veteran diplomat and prominent figure in the international policy community Michael Armacost ’58 opened his convocation speech by addressing the question many scholars and individuals around the world share: “How should we think about China?”

  • In the future, GPA may no longer be the basis of the Latin honors program.

    Latin Honors program being reworked

    The Education and Curriculum Committee (ECC) is reworking Carleton’s guidelines for Latin Honors, the special academic recognition students receive on their diplomas when they graduate. Currently, GPA determines the level of honors a student receives: according to the Registrar’s Office, a GPA of 3.25 qualifies as cum laude, 3.5 as magna cum laude and 3.9 as summa cum laude. 

  • Deborah Appleman, the Chair of Educational Studies at Carleton, recently won the 2010 CEE Richard A.Meade Award For Research in English Education.

    News Briefs

    Appleman awarded for book on education

    College awarded Mellon grant

  • Democratic and Republican political parties

    Carleton Democrats disappointed with low turnout in election

    Last Tuesday, November 2nd, voters across the country cast their ballots in for the upcoming House and Senate election. Approximately 36 of the 100 U.S. Senate seats and all of the U.S. House seats were being contested. According to The New York Times, the Republican Party overtook the House with 239 Republicans to 189 Democrats (7 undecided), while the Democratic Party overtook the Senate with 53 Democrats to the 46 Republicans (1 undecided).

  • Work is still taking place on the new Arts Union.

    Arts Union construction on track

    Around 1910, on the corner of what is now 3rd and College Street, Northfield built a high school. It was later turned into a middle school, as a new high school was built elsewhere. It wasn’t until 2004 that the Northfield middle school was relocated. A year later, Carleton bought the space, funded primarily by trustees.

  • Democratic and Republican political parties

    2010 Election Results As of Thursday, November 4, 3 p.m.

    The current balances of power in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, state governors, and the Minnesota State Senate and House, with results from local elections.

  • The Minnesota State Capitol building

    Candidates discuss issues at forum before election

    From climate change to the economy, local and state candidates weighed in on the issues during a candidate forum hosted at Carleton College last Thursday. The forum, which was attended by both Carleton students and community members, began with the state candidates for Minnesota State House District 25B and Senate District 25.

  • Eight Carleton seniors have been awarded Fulbright fellowships.

    Carleton one of top Fulbright producers

    The Fulbright fellowship, a financial grant given to students in the year after they graduate from college to study or teach English in a foreign country, is considered one of the most coveted scholarships in academia.  Carleton College was recently ranked as the fourth largest producer of Fulbright scholars among B.A. institutions, outstripping rival colleges like Amherst and Swarthmore. 

  • Susan Harjo’s convocation described some of the history and difficulties of the Native American population in the United States.

    Harjo gives Native American Month Convocation

    “Words matter” was the message that Susan Harjo sent to campus during her convocation presentation on Friday, October 29. Harjo, a well-known author, poet, and activist for Native American rights, stated that “the U.S, has broken treaty with the native people.” She continued, “I am here to give a talk today about treaties and words and the word.”

  • Carol Wegner, Walter Hudson and Randy Liebo are board members of the North Star Tea Party Patriots. On Monday, Hudson (center) came to Carleton to discuss the Tea Party movement.

    Tea Party activist invited to session

    In an informational session on Monday, activist Walter Hudson provided Carleton students with an opportunity to engage with a member of the much-discussed Tea Party movement and gain a better understanding of what it stands for.

  • This flyer displays the old railway connection from Northfield to the cities, as well as possible new alternatives.

    Carleton hosts meeting on Northfield Transit Initiative to create corridor to cities

    Last Tuesday at Carleton College, Northfield’s Grass Roots Transit Initiative held a town hall meeting for community leaders and activists about restoring Northfield’s mass transit options. The meeting started with an address by Carleton’s president, Steven Poskanzer.