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  • Carl alum bests supercomp in triva throwdown

    Representative Rush D. Holt of New Jersey, a 1970 graduate of Carleton, recently beat out “Watson,” the IBM supercomputer that cleaned up on television’s “Jeopardy!,” in a heated battle of wits recently held in Washington, D.C.

  • Turkish musicians instruct Carleton students during their visit to campus.

    Turkish music comes to Carleton

    Renowned Turkish musicians Ahmet Erdoğdular (vocals) and Münir Beken (ud) visited Carleton College for a three-day residency Feb. 17 – 19, conducting a lecture-demonstration, class visits and a music workshop that culminated in a concert on Saturday, Feb. 19.

  • Registrar ‘very pleased’ with spring term prep

    Carleton students registered for spring classes during the last week and a half.  The process of registration was smooth sailing, according to Roger Lasley ‘72, Carleton’s registrar.

  • Noe Hernandez ‘11, Isaac Hodes ‘12, Dana Mackey ‘12, and Sara Harrison ‘12 share their concerns about on-campus discrimination at this week town hall meeting hosted by CEDI.

    Town hall tackles issues raised by Campus Climate Survey

    Enticing students with naan and Kurry Kabab, Carleton’s Community Equity and Diversity Initiative (CEDI) held a town hall meeting in the Great Hall this past Tuesday to discuss discrimination, bias, and harassment on campus.
  • Carleton alumni support has recently been garnering significant attention in the media, namely Richard and Laurie Kracums’ donation for a second wind turbine.

    The gift that keeps on giving

    Carleton made a newsworthy appearance in the Feb. 16 issue of the Star Tribune. They did a feature on the new wind turbine that has been made possible by 1976 graduates Richard and Laurie Kracum of Chicago. It began as a 30th anniversary gift from Richard to Laurie, in lieu of jewelry or a vacation. The Kracums are the latest huge donation from the vastly generous network of Carleton alums.

  • Students participating in the Real Food Challenge workshop at St. Olaf.

    Students come together, learn about local and sustainable food

    In an effort to encourage students to better understand what is in their meals, Real Food Challenge recently took their mission on the road to St. Olaf on Feb. 9 and 10. 

  • Investigative journalist Sonia Shah spoke about the political, economic, and social consequences of malaria. Malaria continues to be a leading killer in the Third World.

    Journalist shines light on social problems created by malaria malaria in historical context

    Critically acclaimed writer of science, human rights, and international politics Sonia Shah opened her convocation speech last Friday by highlighting the deadly influence of malaria on human history.

  • "Escaping North Korea” topic of convocation

    Mike Kim, author and founder of Crossing Borders, an NGO providing aid to North Koreans, will deliver the weekly Carleton College convocation on Friday, Feb. 25 at 10:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Escaping North Korea,” Kim’s presentation is free and open to the public.

  • Alum brings history to life: “The Oregon Trail” turns 40

    In celebration of the 40th year anniversary of the legendary computer game “Oregon Trail,” the creator and Carleton alumnus Don Rawitsch ’72, appeared on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” show hosted by Guy Raz January 29. The game, started in 1971 on at teletype machine, has now expanded to the Iphone and is set to launch on Facebook.

  • Former Carleton professor Ian Barbour returned to Carleton to lecture on the relationship between religion and science.

    Beyond intelligent design: Ian Barbour returns to Carleton

    Former Carleton professor Ian Barbour, an expert on the relationship between science and religion, returned to the College to speak about the recent movement to promote intelligent design, and whether or not evolutionary theory is compatible with a religious worldview.

  • The Ba Da Chui, whose name means “eight great hammers,” are a percussion quartet of state professionals who also hail from China.

    Chinese musicians Zhao Jiazhen and Ba Da Chui perform

    World-renowned musicians Zhao Jiazhen and the Ba Da Chui performed traditional Chinese music for a packed crowd in the Concert Hall on Feb 12.  The performance featured 10 pieces that ranged from the subtle beauty of the guqin to the bold beats of large wooden drums.

  • The purpose of this feature is to engage the community in a dialogue about the issue and allow people to voice their opinions.

    Are We Cheaters?

    For the next few weeks, we will be exploring academic dishonesty at Carleton. The purpose of this feature is to engage the community in a dialogue about the issue and allow people to voice their opinions. We welcome submissions of any kind on the subject, and we challenge the Carleton community to push ourselves to talk.