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  • Professor Kevin Gaines on Stevie Wonder and the Civil Rights Movement

    Stevie Wonders' music in Civil Rights Movement

    In a presentation entitled, "Stevie Wonders' Songs in the Key of Life as a Cultural Artifact of the Long Civil Rights Movement," Professor Kevin Gaines reflected on Wonders' songs and their relation to the tensions during the second half of the twentieth century.

  • Students write thank-you letters.

    Volunteer for Carleton 2011 raises $40,000 for the College

    Last week, the Alumni Annual Fund (AAF) hosted Volunteer For Carleton, an annual event during which Carls thank alumni for their support, through both monetary donations and volunteer efforts. Over 630 students participated, a significant increase over the previous record's 526 volunteers, recorded in 2005.

  • CSA discusses budget, Trayless Tuesday, and Latin Honors

    CSA met last Monday to discuss several upcoming issues. The meeting began by approving the budget committee's requests: $9,022 to implement a better sound system in The Cave; $1,184 for an instructor to teach a course for CANOE; $1,500 for Eclipse; and $2,500 for The Manuscript to pay for two poets to perform and hold workshops.

  • Larry Buxbaum, Executive Director of the Hennepin County Bar Association

    Lawyer uses literature to teach morals and ethics

    Larry Buxbaum, Executive Director of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the largest of Minnesota's twenty-one district bar associations, opened his convocation speech by emphasizing the use of literature to teach values and ethics to professionals in a variety of fields. He stated how using literature and applying it to professionals has been a technique to illustrate values and ethical points.

  • OIIL-hosted discussion about race and privilege opens eyes

    The 37 students who attended Saturday's Diversity Institute sponsored by the Office of International and Intercultural Life (OIIL) in the Great Hall spent the day exploring current state of race relations and racial equality.

  • Justin Jack '12 and Mouhamadou Diagne

    Carls celebrate and discuss Martin Luther King Day

    The Office of Intercultural and International Life hosted the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner Celebration on January 17 in the Goodhue Superlounge.

  • Another resignation marks high turnover trend in OIIL office

    Assistant Director of the Office of Intercultural and International Life (OIIL) De’Angelo Washington announced January 5 that he would be leaving his position due to family responsibilities. Washington is the third Assistant Director of OIIL to resign in the past four years.

  • Jesse Schell, Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon gave last Friday’s convocation on games.

    Visions of the gamepocalyse

    CEO of Schell Games and author of the award-winning book The Art of Game Design Jesse Schell opened his convocation speech with a vibrant harmonica passage, insisting that it helped calm him before the anxiety of a public speech

  • Becky Albitz, from Pennsylvania State University presented a talk on the state of E-books and their use at academic institutions.

    Librarian explains issues with E-books and academia

    Becky Albitz, from the Electronic Resources and Copyright Library at Pennsylvania State University, visited the Gould Library Athenaeum to discuss the current state of E-books in academic institutions.  Her lecture took place on Jan. 17.

  • Author Jonis Agee

    Celebrated author Jonis Agee shares the “Art of Fiction"

    Greg Hewett's introduction of the acclaimed award-winning author Jonis Agee last Tuesday not only boasted of her many accomplishments, but of her strong personality.  As Agee began to address the small crowd in the Gould Library Athenaeum while sporting one of her twenty pairs of cowboy boots (this pair featuring a stuffed snake), it was clear that Peter's introduction was spot on.

  • Northfield Snow Emergency

    More extreme weather slams Northfield area

    Fall term kicked off with a record flood but it didn’t stop there. A snowstorm during the weekend of Dec. 15th dropped nearly 20 inches of snow in the Northfield area, effectively crippling commuters and trapping even the most determined residents in their homes.

  • CSA addresses funds and sustainability

    The CSA has been busy this past week discussing money-making plans and sustainability measures.  This Monday, the meeting began with the addition of four students from the Committee of Student Life, a CANOE member, and a Budget Committee member applying for open positions.  These appointments were all approved.