- June 23, 2005
The Office of Summer Academic Programs has launched its annual Summer Teaching Institute, which runs from June 19 to June 24 on the campus of Carleton College. The program is designed for high school teachers who wish to learn new techniques for teaching Advanced Placement classes.
- June 22, 2005
On Sunday, June 19, the Summer Mathematics Program for Women launched its month-long session on the campus of Carleton College. The selective National Science Foundation-funded program offers 19 female undergraduates from across the country the opportunity to receive advanced mathematical training in a supportive and friendly environment, while also picking up tips on careers and graduate study.
- June 8, 2005
As Carleton empties for the summer break and most students venture to internships, travel, and employment, one group of students is preparing for a more permanent egress from campus.
- May 25, 2005
Carleton’s Ultimate Frisbee team, CUT, will compete this weekend in Corvallis, Oregon, at the National College Championships.
- May 25, 2005
In every bathroom on the Carleton campus, a bright turquoise sheet is taped on the wall of a bathroom stall. The now easily recognizable sheet provides a list of contact information for Carleton’s Campus Advocates Against Sexual Harassment and Assault (CAASHA). CAASHA is an entirely student-run organization providing support to survivors or perpetrators of sexual harassment and assault.
- May 21, 2005
Despite the rainy weather last Saturday morning, 225 athletes and approximately 100 volunteers gathered at Carleton’s Laird Stadium for Minnesota’s Annual Area 10 Special Olympics Track and Field Competition.
- May 19, 2005
At a time when most Carleton students are focused on the approaching end of the academic year, they received a poignant reminder last week of events currently taking place in the Darfur region of Sudan. The victims of the genocide being perpetrated in Darfur, people who often seem worlds away in the comfortable, close-knit environment of Carleton, were brought close to the hearts of many with a series of events intended to raise awareness of the genocide and funds for relief organizations. Hosted by the group Students Taking Action Now: Darfur (STAND), the events drew hundreds of concerned students and raised over $1,500 for the cause.
- May 18, 2005
The African nation of Mali has rich historical and cultural traditions that, for the past few years, have captivated Carleton students studying abroad there. For no one is this more true than alumni Ryan Skinner and Brandon County, both members of the Carleton Class of 2000, who were two of the first Carls to visit Mali. After graduating, they returned to the country on Fulbright scholarships and are currently continuing their studies of Mali at Cambridge University. The two returned to their alma mater last week to share their knowledge and experience.
- May 14, 2005
Last Saturday, Carleton’s 8th Annual International Festival drew hundreds of Northfield residents, Carleton students, faculty and staff to Sayles-Hill Great Space. Featuring a worldwide variety of food and entertainment representing over twenty countries, the festival was sponsored by the Offices of Multicultural Affairs and International Students and multicultural student organizations. The event presented student-prepared cuisine from all over the world, serving samples to hungry crowds. Drawing a wide variety of people that included Carleton’s own President Robert Oden, the lines extended to the outdoors, with crowds filling both upper and lower Sayles.
- May 11, 2005
Political science students at Carleton got a unique opportunity last Wednesday, when Dr. Amos Sawyer, former interim President of Liberia, spoke with them in an online video chat. Sawyer discussed a wide range of issues from Liberia’s decimated economy to the warlord Charles Taylor, whose forces continue to create instability.
- May 7, 2005
Spring-like weather made its return this week and excitement filled the air as Carleton’s Social Programming Board presented the annual Spring Concert on the Hill of Three Oaks last Saturday afternoon. Each May, the highly anticipated event features six hours of music and entertainment. This year, students were entertained by professional bands such as Lyrics Born, Hockey Night and Down Lo, as well as student bands Juggernaut and Don Q. and the Chosen Few.
- May 6, 2005
Stan Goff, retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army Special Forces, paid a visit to Carleton last week to speak about his experiences in the military and his views on controversial issues regarding the armed forces. At the behest of the Wellstone House of Activism and the International Relations Council, Goff offered his views, which have gained notoriety for their affront and candor.