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Red-Hot Royals edge Knights

Carleton Sports - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 9:47pm

After playing five of its last six matches on the road, the Carleton College women’s soccer team returned to Bell Field on Wednesday to battle Bethel University in a MIAC showdown. Utilizing a pair of first-half goals, the visitors claimed their seventh consecutive victory, this one by a 2-0 tally.

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Knights Triumph Again in Five-Set Victory Over St. Kate's

Carleton Sports - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 9:18pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. – In yet another five-set thrill ride, the Carleton College volleyball team persevered over St. Catherine University (25-18, 25-20, 16-25, 23-25, 15-8) on Wednesday evening in Wildcat Gym.

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Phelps, Knights topple Royals

Carleton Sports - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 9:39pm

On the strength of two goals and an assist—all in the first half—from senior Riley Phelps, the Carleton College men’s soccer team secured a 4-1 win over conference foe Bethel University on Tuesday.

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Santurri named new Martin E. Marty Professor

St. Olaf College - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:35pm

St. Olaf College Professor of Religion and Philosophy Edmund Santurri has been appointed to the Martin E. Marty Chair in Religion and the Academy for the 2016-17 academic year.

The Martin Marty Chair symbolizes what it means to live and work at the intersection of faith and reason. The chair provides opportunities to address significant religious issues and to respond to wider cultural issues in a thoughtful and faithful way.

The theme of the chair this year is “Theology in a Pluralistic World: The Study of Religion at St. Olaf College.” Santurri chose this theme because, he explains, “the college has as one of its central academic missions the cultivation of theological literacy, and Christian theology has always fashioned itself in conversation with alternative ways of construing reality and the meaning of human existence.”

“But,” he asks, “what should that conversation look like at this point in our history, particularly at a college that is also committed to diversity and global perspective?”

In order to encourage the St. Olaf community to ponder this question, Santurri has begun to organize events such as the Symposium on Religious and Political Disagreement and Debating Religious Freedom Today.

These events also involve Santurri’s role as director of the Institute for Freedom and Community, whose spring theme “Religion and Public Life” harmonizes well with his charge as Marty Chair.

The Institute is dedicated to meaningful debate of important political and social issues and founded on the belief that civil discourse is essential in democracy. It promotes such discourse through academic coursework, public lectures and debates, scholarly and undergraduate research, and internships for students.

Santurri explains that he imagines four different kinds of pluralistic theological conversations — “ecumenical conversation among diverse Christian denominations; conversation among Christian and other religious worldviews represented in global community; conversation among competing construals of religious meaning that emerge from diverse cultural, ethnic, gender, social, and historical locations; and conversation between religious and non-religious worldviews.”

“I hope to stimulate some communal reflection on the theme and on how we should embody these theological conversations in the St. Olaf curriculum today,” Santurri says.

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Welcome Back!

Get to know the Sustainability Office Staff for the 2016-2017 School Year!

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Lucy Stevens named MIAC Athlete-of-the-Week

Carleton Sports - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 9:56pm

Carleton junior Lucy Stevens claimed her fifth career MIAC Athlete-of-the-Week award for her performance in a pair of tough conference matches last week.

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Flood damage moves Homecoming football game to Northfield High School

Carleton Sports - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:33am

Due to flood damage sustained at Laird Stadium, the Carleton College football team is moving its Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 1 to Northfield High School. The contest versus Hamline University will still have a 1 p.m. kickoff.

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Sakamoto, Akiyama power short-handed Knights

Carleton Sports - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 9:43pm

Ayumi Sakamoto, Alyssa Akiyama tie for fourth, short-handed Carleton finishes second by a single shot at the College City Challenge.

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Knights Best Scots in Modified Match Play

Carleton Sports - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 10:33pm

The Carleton College men’s golf team defeated Macalester College, 6-3, in a modified match play format as the teams squared off at Highland National Golf Course. Led by co-captain Perry Strong’s score of four-under-par on the final seven holes, the Knights won the match, 6.0-3.0.

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Wang, Sakamoto in top 5, Knights second after round one

Carleton Sports - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 8:36pm

Ziyi Wang fired an even par on the inward nine holes, ending the College City Challenge's first round at four-over par 77. She leads three Knights in the top 11, with the team one shot back of St. Thomas in second place heading into Sunday's final round.

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Knights Start Strong, but Fizzle Late in 2-1 Loss at St. Ben's

Carleton Sports - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 5:03pm

The Carleton Knights got off to another strong start today against the Blazers of the College of St Benedicts. Carleton outshot St Bens 12-5 in the first half. But the Knights were unable to finish the game and lost 2-1.

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Knights Doomed by Augsburg's Quick Start

Carleton Sports - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 4:43pm

The Carleton College football team travelled to Minneapolis to take on the Augsburg College Auggies, who never trailed in the game on their way to a 49-17 win over the Knights.

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Johnnies Edge Knights in OT

Carleton Sports - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 2:13pm

The Carleton College men’s soccer team fell to St John’s University (2-3-3, 1-1-1 in MIAC) in heartbreaking fashion Saturday, dropping the away clash 3-2 in the first period of overtime.

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Knights Can't Stop Flood From Augsburg

Carleton Sports - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 8:39pm

NORTHFIELD – Despite the swirling waters of the Cannon River rushing up to West Gymnasium’s walls, a MIAC volleyball matchup between the Carleton College volleyball team (9-2, 1-1 MIAC) and Augsburg College lit up the court as the Knights succumbed to the Auggies in three sets (25-19, 25-17, 25-20) on Friday night.

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Where Once Was Prairie

Carletonian - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:00pm

"The Arb looked pretty different circa 1800. To the west of the Cannon River, dense forest, the “Big Woods,” stretched for miles while open prairie and oak savanna dominated the landscape to the east. These neighboring ecosystems supported radically different plant and animal life. The Big Woods were full of hardwoods while the prairie was home to species such as big bluestem grass and prairie chickens."

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All-gender bathrooms open on fourth libe

Carletonian - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:00pm

"As a part of summer construction across campus, two allgender restrooms were added to Fourth Libe. These two new restrooms bring the total number of Libe restrooms to six. There are also two located on Third and two located on First Libe. These four bathrooms are exclusive to individuals that identify as either male or female. The addition of the Fourth Libe bathrooms has been in the facilities master plan for a long time."

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Students to see increase in work-study wages

Carletonian - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:00pm

"We’re pleased that we can offer students a little bit more than just the minimum, and I think it reflects the value we place on student employment and the time that students have to work."

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Changes coming to Dean’s office

Carletonian - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:00pm

Speaking on changes to the Dean of Students' Office, a new Title IX Coordinator, and expanding the Title IX Program.

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Community mourns student Sid Ramakrishnan

Carletonian - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:00pm

“It made me feel the love and support of the community at large during a time when everything felt dark and confusing,” Makowsky said. “Walking into Sayles and seeing every mailbox filled with flowers is a beautiful thing.”

A longer remembrance of Sid Ramakrishnan will follow in next week's issue.

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Writer: Student body needs to rethink its priorities

Carletonian - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:00pm

"I need to talk about the Carleton bubble. I haven’t really talked to anybody about the Carleton bubble since I was a freshman, but that is not, I think, something that indicates it has burst. Rather, it seems to me that it is no longer a dangling feature of Carleton, but instead a defining component of this school—something not fought against or even joked about, but taken for granted and even appreciated by everyone who is a part of this community."

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