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2011 Fall Issue 4 (October 7, 2011)


  • Sayles Dance

    Due to safety concerns, Sayles dances to change

    Despite beautiful fall weather and a new term, one thing has remained conspicuously missing: Sayles dances. After several weeks of confusion — and a notably-absent Homecoming dance — the Student Activities Office has finally revealed the highly-anticipated verdict on the fate of Sayles dances.

  • Perlman Learning and Teaching Center

    Learning, teaching together at LTC

    A longtime resource for faculty members, the Perlman Learning and Teaching Center, now housed at the Weitz Center for Creativity, is making itself available to students, too.

  • Gavin Wright

    Stanford Prof.:Civil Rights Movement not fully completed

    Stanford University Professor of Economic History Gavin Wright delivered a convocation speech Sept. 30th that focused on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Perhaps today’s leading historian on the American South, Wright uses economic tools to interpret historical developments, such as the history of slavery, the cotton economy and the California gold rush.

  • Masquerades in Africa

    ‘Masquerades in Africa’ educates beyond classroom

    Willis and Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, curator of the library’s art and exhibitions, created the “Masquerades of Africa” in the library, where students can study the masks in relation to the history class. “It draws on the course and gives students a context on the Masks,” Willis said.

  • Match Corps Building

    Carleton alums join MATCH Corps

    An atypical service experiment, the MATCH Corps is a one-year commitment that takes recent college graduates and tosses them into an educational arena, often in an environment considered politically controversial.

  • Keg

    New alcohol policy a keg killer? Not so fast, say Clark and SAO

    Three weeks after the revised alcohol policy went into effect, the costs of hiring a third party vendor to operate kegs are still coming into focus. “We want to maintain activities for students with or without alcohol,” Lee Clark, director of the Student Activities Office, said.

  • NCAA

    Carleton named a top school for student athletes

    Carleton has always prided itself on its high-achieving student body and this year, the hard work of its student-athletes received national recognition in the 2011 NSCA Collegiate Power Rankings. The ranking system evaluates all colleges within NCAA Division I, II or III programs, uses a combination of student-athlete graduation rates and academic rankings.

  • Susannah Ottaway

    Humanities Center open, ready for student designs

    Carleton’s three-year-old virtual Humanities Center is about to get physical. Since the start of the 2011-2012 school year, the innovative center that was designed to foster the college’s intellectual and cultural life now has a tangible office in the Weitz Center for Creativity. 

  • Weitz Exhibits

    Science, art and history combined in teaching museum

    Two new exhibition spaces have made their way into Carleton’s Weitz Center for Creativity.  This term’s exhibits connect Carleton students, faculty and members of the Northfield community through science, art and history in an effort to inspire visual learning and conversation.

  • Max Bearak

    A summer in the wilderness: Max Bearak blogs

    Bearak had several ideas in mind before planning his last summer break of college, but ultimately decided that he wanted to work as a wilderness ranger somewhere remote where he could trek through isolated land. He was hired as a wilderness ranger and placed in the Humboldt National Forest, performing the documentation and mapping out of the wild countryside in eastern Nevada.