Student bands Groove Factory and Menagerie took top prizes at last Friday's Battle of the Bands, earning performance slots at this year's spring concert. The almost four hour event maintained a packed dance floor at Northfield's Grand Theater.
As is Carleton tradition, April is major-declaring month for sophomores. The 478 members of the class of 2012 have committed to their academic futures and the results are in.
On Tuesday April 6, College Council approved the continuation of the Posse scholars program at Carleton for the next five years. The decision was unanimous and aligned with the recommendation of the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee (AFAC) that the program continue. Each year the Posse program admits between nine to twelve students from the Chicago area that are awarded full tuition scholarships to Carleton. Posse aims to specifically select under-represented students with leadership potential that might otherwise be overlooked in the selection process of elite schools.
The changes include an alteration of the definition of ‘consent,’ an added paragraph on the consequences of false complaints, and the addition of stalking to the definition of sexual harassment.
Junior Khant Khant Kyaw will spend this summer traveling the world, camera in hand. Her pictures will do more than document her time abroad, though. The recipient of a 2010 Davis Projects for Peace grant, Kyaw will use photography to foster community development among youth in Burma, officially known as the Union of Myanmar.
This March, teams from colleges around the country converged in Cincinnati, Ohio to compete in the 2010 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Carleton’s representatives took third place, the best performance in the team’s history.
The prestigious Watson Fellowship, a $25,000 grant to pursue independent, international research for one year, was recently award to senior linguistics major Andrew Terwilliger. Terwilliger will spend next year traveling in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan as he explores the Chinese folk music diaspora.
At approximately 7 a.m. Thursday of first week President Rob Oden sent out an all campus email announcing the construction of a new administration building in the middle of the Bald Spot. A critical detail, overlooked by many, was the date: April First or April Fools Day.
At the CSA meeting on Monday, April 5, both Engineers Without Borders and Rotblatt applied to use Café Fast as a fundraiser. Engineers Without Borders was approved while Rotblatt was not.
Northfield Middle teacher bites off piece of man’s ear at diner
Approval of graffiti ordinance is blotchy
Community Resource plans to move to 618 Division
After a grueling Winter Term at Carleton, long-awaited Spring Break finally came. For a group of driven Carls, Spring Break was not an ordinary road trip, but rather a trip full of hard labor, new friends, and discussion of socioeconomic class issues.
A new student-run blog about all things Carleton is gearing to launch next term. The site, tentatively named The Daily Knight, will feature Carleton event information, student blogs and campus news.