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New Semaphore director leads fall show

Judith Howard began at Carleton this fall as a full-time professor of dance, co-director of Semaphore Repertory Dance Company, and incoming director of the dance program. Judith has formerly taught dance at Macalester College and at the University of Minnesota, as well as working professionally in dance and choreography. She…

Grove questions impact of internet on democracy

“Is Austin Hall here?” Steve Grove asked, looking for Carleton’s very own YouTube celebrity in the crowd gathered at Skinner Chapel, “I’d really love to meet him.” Head of News and Politics at YouTube and a Northfield native, Grove returned home on October 26 to deliver convocation at Carleton. In…

Unearthing the truth about dating and relationships at Carleton

Part of the excitement of Screw Your Roommate is that it may be the only date Carleton students go on all year. Although experiences are obviously varied, when it comes to dating at Carleton, the student stereotypes are clear. Relationships are polarized into two scenarios. In one extreme, this is…

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Acclaimed Photographer to Give Lecture On Tues., Oct. 30, Minneapolis photographer Angela Strassheim will present a talk about her work on the project “Vantage Points II: Picturing Carleton Students,” which is currently on display at the Carleton College Art Gallery. Strassheim, who received an MFA and was previously a forensic…

Friedrich Schiller writes from Spain

Dear Carleton, Every year, just around this time, a group of friends – it could be twenty students, or it could be three – starts to plan. They study, they scout, they meet in secret. “For what?” you ask. Oh, only the greatest tradition in the history of this wonderful…

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…