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First Africana Studies week held, daily community events celebrate & educate about pan-African culture

From February 11 to 16, professors and student groups held Carleton’s first-ever Africana Studies Week, featuring lectures, panels, films and performances focused on Blackness and pan-African culture. Faculty in Carleton’s Africana Studies program, staff in the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC), and students in the Black Student Alliance (BSA), African…

First-ever Africana Studies Week highlights growing program

From February 11th to 16th, professors and student groups held Carleton’s first-ever Africana Studies Week, featuring lectures, panels, films and performances focused on Blackness and pan-African culture. Faculty in Carleton’s Africana Studies program, staff in the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC), and students in the Black Student Alliance (BSA), African…

Wellstone House of Organizing and Activism and ISAIAH partner to coordinate a series of grassroots organizing training workshops

This fall, Kessa Andrews ’19 has coordinated a series of grassroots organizing training workshops in conjunction with the Wellstone House of Organizing and Activism (WHOA) as well as ISAIAH, a statewide faith-based nonprofit focused on racial and economic equity issues. The final training in the four-part series is scheduled for…

Title IX resources and personnel undergo changes

The Title IX Office and the resources surrounding sexual misconduct prevention and response at Carleton have undergone several changes going into the 2018-19 academic year. The updates include the creation of a new sexual violence prevention coordinator position as well as the addition of Professor Heidi Jaynes to the Title…

Carleton Participates in Site-Specific Artistic Work

From May 3 to May 6, a group of over 250 performers, including Carleton students, St. Olaf students and Northfield residents, brought to life a site-specific artistic work entitled The Northfield Experience.  The project, under the direction of award-winning choreographer Stephan Koplowitz, has been in the works for two years.…

What do Professors Think is the Meaning of Life?

What is the meaning of life, from the perspective of different departments at Carleton?  We asked professors to share their take on what it’s all about – informed by the subject that they teach.   Jason Decker (Philosophy): I wish you had asked instead about the meaning of ‘life’, the…

CAMS Students and Alumni Accepted to Film Festival at Lawrence University

Nine Carleton students and alumni in the Cinema and Media Studies department had their work accepted to this year’s Associated Colleges of the Midwest Film Conference and Festival, which took place at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin from April 20-22. Many of the current and former students were able to…

QuIRK-sponsored Speaker Discusses Intersection of Stats and Activism

On April 18, Valentin Bolotnyy, a graduate student in economics at Harvard, visited Carleton to speak about his involvement with the Immigrant Doctors Project. This data-based initiative studies the reliance of American communities on doctors who immigrated to the United States from countries targeted in President Trump’s 2017 travel ban.…