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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…

National politics update: race narrows after Florida primary

Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator John McCain proved victorious as the polls closed in Florida, on January 29. Clinton led the Democratic candidates winning 42 percent of the votes. Senator Barack Obama secured 33 percent of the votes. Edwards followed third with 13 percent of the votes. McCain secured the…

Profits from bag sales at Carleton bookstore return to Gambia

At a glance, the multi-colored wallets and handbags on sale at the bookstore may not look extraordinary, but for the Gambian women who made them, they are a commodity of social and economic change. On sale for the first time today, the bags and wallets were each handcrafted by one…

College decides to end pre-frosh trips beginning summer of 2008

According to several sources, Carleton College has decided to eliminate its Pre-Frosh Trip program. The program, which annually brings 100-120 first year students on backpacking trips to the North Shore, canoing trips to the Boundary Waters, or service trips to the Twin Cities, has been canceled in favor of a…

Low interest threatens stability of student investment committee

This is the season when the Carleton Responsible Investment Committee (CRIC) normally researches the shareholder resolutions that the stock holdings of Carleton’s $663 million endowment entitle the school to influence. This year however, the campus may not have the opportunity to flex the muscles that Carleton’s corporate holdings represent. The…

In remebrance of Heath Ledger, an actor of our generation

Seemingly every year, actors and actresses that our parents grew up watching on the big screen pass away. Stars that they watched and admired, cheered, cried and sympathized with pass on, like the rest of us. America’s fascination with the big-screen makes these passings difficult, almost as if these actors…

Sustainability becomes second nature at Carleton

Anthony Cortese, founder and president of Second Nature, a non-profit that works with college and university faculty, staff, and students to institutionalize sustainability on campuses, paid a visit to Carleton last Tuesday. Cortese met with College administrators, the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC), and in the evening praised Carleton’s commitment to…

Spotlight on Liz Alspach and Kids for Conservation

Liz Alspach ‘09 has been volunteering with Kids for Conservation (KFC) for six terms now, and is nowhere close to giving it up. “It’s one of the most enjoyable hours of my week,” says Alspach. “I just look forward to all the energy that these kids have.” Kids for Conservation…

Carleton fifth among small colleges to produce Peace Corps Volunteers

This year 22 Carleton alumni volunteered for the Peace Corps, moving Carleton up to the number-five feeder of Corps volunteers of all small colleges. A week ago, the Corps released its annual list of “Top Peace Corps Volunteer Producing Colleges and Universities”. Ahead on that list for colleges under 5,000…

Susan Rankin to conduct Campus Climate Survey

Perhaps what makes an event significant is more about what does not happen than what does. In the case of the “Campus Climate Survey” informational session on Monday, the initial awkwardness was a result of who did not attend: practically anyone. When even the crickets were not around to break…