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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.…

How to Host ALL the Prospies

You’ve calculated that you’ll be buying $1,000 worth of textbooks from the Carleton bookstore next year.  You’ll receive $5 for each prospie you host during Admitted Student Days. There are about 200 prospies coming to campus for Admitted Student Days.  The solution is clear. All you have to do is…

Artist Rachel Breen Highlights Garment Industry Injustice

      Carleton students were greeted in the library lobby on Monday, April 2 by an unexpected sight: a sewing machine surrounded by piles of colorful fabric. Rachel Breen, a visual artist from the Twin Cities area, was performing her work The Garment Solidarity Project in which she sews the traditional…

Bill Staines celebrates Americana

On Thursday, Feb. 22, Carleton College welcomed nationally acclaimed folk musician and songwriter Bill Staines to perform in the Applebaum Recital Hall. With a career spanning 53 years, Staines writes the majority of the songs he performs, capturing slices of American life with his music. His songs celebrate people, nature…

Carleton Players deliver moving performance

The Carleton Players have responded to the current conversation about sexual assault both on campus and at a societal level with a timely performance of Good Kids, a play by Naomi Iizuka based on the Steubenville, Ohio rape case of 2012. Performed sixth and seventh weekends under the direction of…

Thinking outside the dorms

Did you get a horrible room draw number but can’t bear the thought of living in Musser or Goodhue for another year? Leave the dorms behind and try out these alternative sleeping lo- cations on campus. Alumni Guest House: Disguise yourself as an alum and sneak in. If you can…