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    <ong>B-boys visit Carleton, will judge battle and host class

    Hailing from New York City, the B-boys are an eccentric male group of break-dancers who will be visiting Carleton on October 1. “B-boying”, more commonly known as the gender-neutral “break-dancing”, is a form of dance skillfully molding together hip-hop, acrobatics and rhythm in one exposition. The dance was born in the South Bronx in the early 1970s, around the same time deejays began to popularize, and appealed mostly to African American and Latino American populations. It is an extremely difficult dance to master, for it requires athletic aptitude as well as the ability to contort your body in time to the music.

    Carleton is privileged to receive Kid Glyde, Whorah, and Gravity of “The Dynamic Rockers,” three of the foremost B-boys in the world of break-dancing, who will be coming to judge a battle and give a master class. The Dynamic Rockers are transformative members of the dancing community, for they helped to shape the secluded break-dancing world and introduce the new forms into the mainstream as well as international spotlights. Make sure to stop by and check them out!

    Poskanzer to host October Downtown Forum

    On Tuesday October 5, President Poskanzer will lead the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) October Forum. The forum will take place in the Riverview Conference Room located inside the Archer House. NDDC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that has been around since May of 2000. It supports various efforts of keeping downtown Northfield a vibrant center of the community. Tuesday’s talk is free and open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be served.

    Eight new members named to Board of Trustees

    Since July 1, 2010 eight new members have been serving on the Board of Trustees. They are Danielle Bart ’04, John Harris ’85, Pamela Kiecker Royall ’80, Arthur Kowaloff ’68, Margaret Simms ’67, David Smith, Jr. ’88, Brooks Wallin ’78, and Kirk Weidner ’85.  Bart is serving as the alumni trustee, and has been working in international philanthropy, development, and social entrepreneurship. Harris is the Editor-in-chief and one of the cofounders of Politico, one of the most visited political reporting website in the nation. Royall has been working in higher education for most of her career working as a professor as well as a researcher. Kowaloff became a lawyer after Carleton and has also worked with many corporations. Simms is one of the appointed alumni trustees and currently works as an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. Smith, is the general counsel of Mutual Fund Directors Forum, a non-profit that provides education and advocates for directors of mutual funds. Wallin will be an international trustee, he is the president and owner of Organic Stories SAS, a manufacturer of premium organic food products in Paris. Weidner is the 25th reunion trustee who is a vice president and corporate account leader for Cargill, Inc.

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