2011 Spring Issue 8 (May 27, 2011)
Beginning on Monday, May 16 and lasting until 11:59 A.M. on Wednesday, May 19, the Carleton Student Association (CSA) held elections for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year. Emails were sent out, doors were knocked on, and the Senate did their best to publicize the elections in order to get the most democratic and varied election possible.
The annual Superhero Party, the final major all-campus social event of the year, will look pretty different this year, thanks to some changes instituted by the Student Activities Office. In response to student concerns about safety at the outdoor venue in years past, the dance will be held at the Grand Theater in Northfield. The dance has traditionally taken place in the fields behind the Recreation Center.
Last Thursday, over 200 students lit candles and listened as members of the Carleton community shared stories of sexual violence for SpeakUp, an annual campus event to raise awareness about sexual harassment, assault, and abuse.
This past weekend, Nourse Little Theater was filled with others enjoying Lee Conrads’ ‘12 production of the world’s longest-running musical, The Fantasticks. The original off-Broadway production ran for 42 years until its 17,162nd show in 2002.
As the sun poked its head out from behind the clouds Saturday afternoon, students flocked to the fields behind the Rec Center to enjoy the day full of music, mud, and memories known affectionately as Spring Concert. The concert, now in its 30th year, featured a total of seven bands, ranging from Carleton student bands to well-known DJs to almost every music genre in between.
For some Carleton students, the Posse program is a complete mystery, while for others Posse has been central to their time here.
The Semaphore Repertory Dance Company held its spring term performances this week on Friday night and Sunday afternoon, performing for the last time in Arena Theater. The show featured five choreographed pieces, two of which were choreographed by guest choreographers, while the remaining three were student choreographed. In addition, there was a good-bye tribute to Arena at the end.
The famous founder of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Liz Lerman, visited Carleton last Thursday, May 12th to give a lecture on visualizing the liberal arts. She emphasized the collaboration between dancers, communities, and experts from diverse disciplines.
Implementing Trayless Tuesdays this year has helped the L.D.C. to prevent over a thousand pounds of food waste throughout the year. In order to further decrease food waste, L.D.C. will be trayless every day starting in fall 2011.
On Thursday morning last week, a small group of students met in the Library Athenaeum to hear a presentation by Cindy Blaha, Professor of Astronomy at Carleton, give a talk entitled “Life, the Universe… and something else?” The talk, hosted by EthIC (Ethical Inquiry at Carleton), was part of a series of lectures by faculty entitled “What Matters to Me and Why.”