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Carletonian reporters interview Trustees; A closer look at Carleton Trustees Paul Van Valkenburg, Nancy Dennis and Alan Bauer

Carleton’s Board of Trustees meets on campus at least three times a year, but trustees and students seldom have a chance to speak with each other. In order to improve the communication between students and the College’s main decision-makers, The Carletonian asked three trustees to introduce themselves, their positions, and…

Cooking with Carls; Buttermilk Pie from Bob Dobrow

By day, Bob Dobrow is an unassuming Carleton Professor of Mathematics. His research interests include probability and statistics, Markov chains, and random combinatorial structures. The probability would have been zero that anyone in our Statistics 115 class could have guessed that last Saturday night, Chef Bob Dobrow fought for the…

Unashamed will feature thoughts on faith from Carleton students

With all the publications Carleton puts out, one would think that there would be no more room for another being distributed at Sayles on Friday mornings. However, Joe Gammello, ’08, found a gap in the subject matter. Gammello says he and a few others in the Christian community “had it…

Convocation with Gillian Sorensen

On Friday, Oct. 19, Gillian Sorensen, a senior advisor and national advocate at the United Nations Foundation, presented a convocation address entitled “U.S. and United Nations: Can this Marriage be Saved?” In addition to her current role with the United Nations Foundation, Sorensen has previously served in such roles as…

The Future of News

Carleton hosted “The Future of News” forum yesterday. Mediated by Professor Michael Griffin, the panel featured five Minnesota based journalists from different sectors of the professional sphere. The topic of their conversation—the future of journalism. The topic of this forum derives from the changing trends in journalistic form. Increasingly, people…

Wellstone week brings senate candidates to Carleton

Thursday, October 25 marked the five-year anniversary of the deaths of Senator Paul Wellstone and his wife Sheila Wellstone, who passed away in an airplane crash. The date carried particular resonance throughout the Carleton community, since Paul Wellstone worked as a professor at Carleton for eleven years, and the couple…

Carleton wind turbine in need of repairs

Although October has been full of blustery days, astute observers may have noticed an odd stillness to Carleton’s wind turbine. Since October 3, the turbine has been shut down and in need of repairs. The turbine, barely three years old, needs to have its main gearbox replaced. The gears in…

Caught in the ACT

The expression “gap year” is an almost completely unfamiliar term to many U.S. high school students. So familiar to students across Europe, it is not used in North America because no tradition exists among U.S. graduates to take a year off between high school and college for work or service…

Cooking with Carls

The first time I met Adam Rudebuch ’08 was in my English freshman seminar course, “The Spirit of Place.” In the past three years, there have certainly been some changes, but most things have remained the same. He still enjoys English courses with Professor Kowalewski, who has inspired him to…