Next week, Carleton alumna, Sylvia Rhyne ’78, returns to the Concert Hall with her musical collaborator, Eric Redlinger, to serenade Carls with 14th and 15th century French compositions. The musical duo, named Asteria, will perform a program entitled, “A Most Sweet Glance: The Blossoming of the Burgundian Spirit in Song, 1390-1440.”
Tomorrow night, Saturday, Feb. 6, Carleton brings out its finery to celebrate its 30th annual Mid-Winter Ball. The event attracts over half of the Carleton student population. Chris Marshall '10 compared it to “a cross between a Sayles dance and your senior prom - it's an opportunity to dress up and do something fun without all the awkwardness of high school.” The tradition of Mid-Winter Ball, according to college archivist Eric Hillemann, evolved from a “Viennese Ball” held on Jan. 24, 1981. The event was originally organized by Campus Activities' Paula Armagost, fashioned after a similar dance put on at Colorado College.
The Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti brought down homes, schools, medical facilities, transport, electricity and the means of restoring normalcy for the millions of Haitians affected. It also prompted individuals at Carleton and in the Northfield community to take action. On Jan. 27, a panel, Voices on Haiti, was held to discuss the problems facing Haitians after the massive earthquake.
Carleton increased its Internet bandwidth by 60 percent on Jan 19th, 2010. This is the first increase in over 2 years. A bandwidth increase allows more bits (1s and 0s) to flow into and out of Carleton in a given amount of time, but does not affect the speed of those bits.
-Community Resource Bank works with Fed to stop losing money
-Northfield Teen starts program to help families in Afghanistan
Stephanie Kinnunen, CEO and Co-Founder of NEED Magazine, articulated her desires to spread people's stories of hardship and everyday miracles on Friday Jan. 21. Kinnunen and her husband started NEED, the first independent, non-profit, global magazine dedicated to humanitarian issues. Their next project focuses on raising awareness of the philanthropic efforts of corporate institutions.
To involve the larger Carleton community in Culinary House, three events are scheduled each term. All Carls are welcome to come watch and learn during dinner food preparation in the evenings. To share in the meal, students can partner with a resident as a guest chef.
On Tuesday evening, the Carleton branch of Engineers Without Borders gave a presentation titled “Approaches to Sustainable Infrastructure,” explaining their progress since juniors Matthew Strongin ’11 and Galen Kast ’11 founded the group in the spring of 2007. Engineers Without Borders is a national organization that contains both student and professional chapters. Carleton’s student-run chapter is the first at a school without an engineering program.
Few events seem to be able to captivate and engage the Carleton community as well as Saturday night Sayles Dances. That’s why Campus Activities has taken steps to ensure that the events remain a highlight of Carleton’s social scene by reworking the requirements to host a Sayles Dance.
In an effort to bring Carleton’s residential living up to par, the dark hallways and confusing columns of Evans Hall may soon get a facelift. The Evans Renovation Committee is working to secure $5.2 million for a project that would include changing the building’s column-grouped room structure, adding lounges and an open gathering space, and creating a “Front Door.” The committee hopes the changes will bring more “floor life” to the hall, which some students cited as lacking in a survey last fall.
This year, Carleton's own DVDfest sports a new title: The Golden Schillers. The name change left many returning students pondering what it will mean for this year's festival.
-Bomb found on Middle School property
-Enrollment to remain steady
-The Trail of Two Cities