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Hrabowski delivers convocation on educational inequality in United States

Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a mathematician and education inequality expert, gave a convocation address entitled “Leadership and the Role of Liberal Arts Colleges in Promoting High Achievement Among Minorities” in the Skinner Memorial Chapel last Friday. Hrabowski was exposed to educational inequality at…

After cancellation of Pre-Frosh Trips, college seeks alternative program

Carleton’s Pre-Freshman Orientation Trips have been a tradition at this school for many years. The school has organized canoeing, backpacking, and service trips for incoming freshmen to participate in for the four days prior to New Student Week. Before the school provided sponsorship, the trips were run and organized by…

Super Tuesday: DFL race intensifies as GOP field narrows

The highly anticipated Super Tuesday results bring the nation one step closer to determining the party candidates for the 2008 Presidential Election. For the Democratic Party, the results remain inconclusive. Leading candidates Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama ran a remarkably close race, prompting political pundits to regard the…

Northfield caucus draws significant turnout

Over 300 Carleton students traveled through bumper-to-bumper (election-related) traffic Tuesday night in order to participate in the Democratic Farm Labor (DFL) caucuses held at the Northfield Middle School. Student participation helped make the caucus the most well- attended in memory, and may have helped Barack Obama defeat Hilary Clinton in…

Third annual Pink Party reminds Carleton that violence against women is not just a women’s issue: Date auction to the Vagina Monologues raises money for the HOPE Center in Faribault

The third annual Pink Party will take place Saturday, February 2. Leahruth Jemilo ’08 and Love Anani ’07 created the event in 2006 in order to raise money for the HOPE Center in Faribault which is an essential community resource for women in this community. This week, members of the…

Bamako program yields unexpected friendship

I think “chaotic” is a good way to describe life with my host family here in Bamako. Both of my parents work demanding full-time jobs and juggle the demands of their three little kids, aged 6, 3, and 11 months.The baby took his first steps two weeks ago and hasn’t…

Students discuss climate change and sustainability at “Focus the Nation”

Students gathered in Goodhue’s Superlounge to discuss youth involvement in the climate change movement over dinner with Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer Thursday night. Carleton students shared their stories about projects that they have worked on and conventions that they have attended with regards to the movement. The discussion was the penultimate event…