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Congressional candidate Sarvi speaks

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, Democratic congressional candidate Steve Sarvi spoke at Carleton College about his current campaign. Sarvi is running against current Republican Representative John Kline in the 2008 Minnesota 2nd District Congressional election. Organized by the Carleton Democrats, the event focused on Sarvi’s campaign and how students can become…

Harvard study prompts examination of political leanings of Carleton professors

A study, which surveyed 1,417 full-time professors from 927 community colleges and four year institutions concerning their political affiliation, was recently released. “The Social and Political Views of American Professors” asked participants to classify themselves in one of seven categories ranging from extremely liberal to extremely conservative. Authors Neil Gross,…

Arb Notes Returns

When the leaves change color and wither and walking to class in the morning means putting on a hat and mittens, planting is not the first thing that comes to mind. But in the Arb, fall is the time for planting. Next week in the Lower Arb, 15 acres of…

Minnesota author Kling gives talk on “The Dog Says How”

On Wednesday November 7, Kevin Kling, famous Minnesotan playwright and storyteller, came to Carleton to discuss his new and first book “The Dog Says How.” Kling is best known for his storytelling on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered as well as for his acclaimed playwriting. The talk, sponsored by…

Annual Volunteer for Carleton preview

Volunteer for Carleton 2008 will take place from January 6 until January 11 in Great Hall. The student committee has been planning for this event for months now. Committee members include Jim Avery ’10, Jonelle Carerra ’10, Anna Losacano ’10, Amy Olivares ’10, and Kalie Petti ’09. Volunteer for Carleton…

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Nancy Braker is named new Director of Cowling Arboretum Nancy Braker has been named the Director of Cowling Arboretum at Carleton College. Her responsibilities will include increasing the role of the arboretum in conservation, educaton, and sustainability. Braker will manage and develop natural and educational resources in the arboretum, as…

Carleton students attend national environmental conference, Power Shift

Last Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, two freshman, two sophomores, two juniors, and one senior flew to Washington D.C. to represent Carleton at Power Shift 2007. Power Shift 2007 is “the first-ever national youth conference on environmental concerns” with a goal of starting a united movement to create a clean energy…

Sustainability report card confirms Carleton’s progress

For a college that prides itself so much on its sustainability and environmental concern, Carleton took quite a blow last year when it received a “C+” on the first annual College Sustainability Report Card, a report issued by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. Much to Carleton environmental advocates’ pleasure, the college…

Richardson named Director of the Arts

Steve Richardson ’86, is back at Carleton—not as a student this time, but as the new Director of the Arts. After graduating from Carleton as a philosophy major, Richardson first worked in the theater industry in Richmond, VA and for the past 17 years has worked in Minneapolis with Theatre…