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Exhibit by acclaimed Canadian visual artist to come to campus

David Garneau, renowned visual artist and associate professor at University of Regina in Canada, will speak at Carleton College on Tuesday, April 12 at 4 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Garneau’s appearance is in conjunction with an exhibit of his work currently on display through June 5, 2011, in…

Subbody Butoh dance workshop, performance set for Saturday

As part of Carleton College’s Visualizing Japanese Theater, an interdisciplinary celebration of Japanese traditions in visual art, drama and dance, there will be a Subbody Butoh dance workshop and performance led by Kats D. Fukasawa at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 in the Carleton Art Gallery. Students enrolled in…

Carl alum bests supercomp in triva throwdown

Representative Rush D. Holt of New Jersey, a 1970 graduate of Carleton, recently beat out “Watson,” the IBM supercomputer that cleaned up on television’s “Jeopardy!,” in a heated battle of wits recently held in Washington, D.C. According to the Los Angeles Times, “The faux ‘Jeopardy!’ contest pitting Watson against Holt…

Harris ‘85 to be debate moderator

John Harris ’85, editor-in-chief of Politico.com, was announced as one of two moderators of the first presidential primary debate, slated for May 2 at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Harris will be joined in the moderator role by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, and the debate…

Oden delivers annual Honors Day Convocation address

With plans to retire at the end of this academic year, Robert A. Oden Jr., the tenth president of Carleton College, will preside over his final Honors Day Convocation on Friday, May 28 at 3 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. An esteemed professor of religion, Oden will deliver a…

Weitz Family Foundation pledges towards Arts Union

Carleton College announced that the family of Wally ’70, Barbara ’70, Katie ’96, Roger ’99, and Drew ’02 Weitz and their spouses Watie White ’93, Kate, and Meredith ’02 pledged $15 million towards the completion of the College’s Arts Union project, located at the site of the former Northfield middle…

Internationally-acclaimed quintet to perform in concert

Antero Winds, an acclaimed woodwind quintet based in Colorado, will perform Sunday, May 17, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Known for their artistic sensitivity and eclectic performances, Antero Winds has been attracting attention worldwide. Featuring compositions by Verdi, Piazzolla, Berio and Klughardt, the concert is…

Modernizing Melodrama

Long disparaged as lowbrow and unworthy of critical attention, melodrama receives a fresh look from curators Carol Donelan, professor of cinema and media studies, and Laurel Bradley, director of exhibitions, with input from students enrolled in a course taught fall term at Carleton, “The Melodramatic Imagination.” Rooted in cheap stage…