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ETB “promises variety and flavor”

Carletonian - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:00pm

If you haven’t yet attended a theatre production at Carleton, this term is the perfect time to start. With three starkly different and incredible shows, this term will be a notable one in Little Nourse.

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Ambitious app creates new View on social networking

Carletonian - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:00pm

New app unveiled at Carleton uses GPS technology to physically connect students

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Board of Trustees reject divestment

Carletonian - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:00pm

“While respecting CRIC’s and others’ views on this matter... the Board does not support your Committee’s divestment recommendation and has voted not to divest,” Eugster wrote.

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Dean Livingston unveils discussion groups to improve campus climate

Carletonian - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:00pm

We want to, as a community, provide a forum for people to be heard ... if we don’t talk about this as a community then we really haven’t fulfilled our responsibility as an academic community.”

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Coach’s Corner: Men's Baseball

Carletonian - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:00pm

Aaron Rushing is entering his tenth season at the helm of Carleton Baseball. In ten seasons, he has notched 124 wins. This past season, he passed Carleton’s legendary baseball coach Mel Taube as the all time winningest coach in Carleton history.

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In defense of the selfie

Carletonian - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:00pm

If that’s how you celebrate your body, and if it isn’t a source of negativity in any way, go for it. We all ought to get a little friendlier with our own image.

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Nordic skiing: Carleton’s lost sport?

Carletonian - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:00am

Despite losing its status as a varsity sport, the nordic ski team remains a popular club. The team now includes more than 250 students, of all experience levels.

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Books for Africa checks out

Carletonian - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:00am

“Our mission statement is to end the book famine in many parts of Africa.”

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Sandell asked to withdraw from college

Carletonian - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:00am

"I’m having a panic attack in the dean’s office and they are transporting me against my will to the hospital."

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Theatre & dance depts. commit to diversity initiative

Carletonian - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:00am

The initiative’s goals focus on “increasing the participation of international and domestic students of color” in theater, dance, production and direction.

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Local woman found dead outside Parish

Carletonian - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:00am

The two-day search for Tiffany Smith ended in tragedy on Sunday, January 3rd, when the missing Northfield resident was found deceased on the west side of Parish House at 3:30 p.m.

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Beau Smit’s Career Night Propels Knights to Another Road Win

Carleton Sports - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 12:04am

Beau Smit smashed his career-best with a 29-point effort and Kevin Grow posted his fifth double-double of the season as the Carleton College men’s basketball team secured an 81-69 victory at Hamline University.

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Michele Arima Lifts Knights to OT Win Against Hamline

Carleton Sports - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:40pm

Michele Arima finished with a game-high 16 points and knocked down the game-winning shot with 7.7 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Carleton College women’s basketball team to a 58-56 victory over visiting Hamline University.

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Alex Mathson and George McAneny Take Home Weekly Awards

Carleton Sports - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 9:40pm

The Carleton College men's swimming and diving team started the new year in style, impressing in its 2016 debut by scoring a 182-106 victory at MIAC rival Gustavus Adolphus on Friday. Junior swimmer Alex Mathson and senior George McAneny both had tremendous meets and each secured a weekly award. Mathson was honored Tuesday as the MIAC Men's Swimming and Diving Athlete-of-the-Week, while McAneny was selected as the CollegeSwimming.com MIAC Swimmer-of-the-Week.

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St. Olaf students blog about presidential primary for Star Tribune

St. Olaf College - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 9:12am

Twenty St. Olaf College students are in New Hampshire this month to learn about presidential politics in the most hands-on manner possible: by serving as interns on the various campaigns in the weeks leading up to the nation’s first primary election.

Students in the Interim class, taught by Professor of Political Science Dan Hofrenning, will blog about their experiences “soaking in the sound and fury of the presidential campaign” over the coming weeks for the Star Tribune.

Emma Whitford ’18 was the first student to weigh in, with a post focusing on what it was like to work the phones for Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley.

“I made close to one hundred calls today, and in the end I managed to reach about seven people. I only actually talked to one woman, and I believe we both learned a lot from each other,” she writes.

“No one chooses the underdog unless they’re completely determined,” she adds about devoting her time to O’Malley’s campaign. “If I could return to the office each day and have a connection with even one voter, it would make my experience on this campaign completely worth it.”

Read more in the Oles on the Campaign blog.

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Knights Pull Away From Macalester for 61-47 Triumph

Carleton Sports - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:01pm

Tianen Chen came off the bench to register game highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double as the Carleton College men’s basketball team secured a 61-47 victory over visiting Macalester College

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St. Olaf farmland recognized for water quality

St. Olaf College - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 2:20pm

Kendra Klenz ’17 and farmer Dave Legvold on St. Olaf farmland. Thanks to the work of student researchers and Legvold, the water that leaves that land is clean and largely free of toxins that damage other ecosystems.

Many people don’t know that St. Olaf College owns 400 acres of active farmland. Even fewer know that thanks to the hard work of student researchers and farmer Dave Legvold, the water that leaves that land is clean and largely free of toxins that damage other ecosystems.

Legvold, one of three farmers who cultivate the St. Olaf farmland, has earned the Minnesota Water Quality Certification through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program grants certification to farms that follow policies and laws that protect water quality.

This certification is the result of an ongoing collaboration among Legvold, St. Olaf students, and faculty members such as Professor of Biology Kathy Shea and Professor Emeritus of Biology Gene Bakko.

It began when Megan Gregory ‘04 tested the soil on St. Olaf farmland in 2003. Gregory found that the soil was “dead.” There was little organic material in the soil, and biological life was absent.

The soil had been stripped of much of its natural organic material, which is necessary for plants to grow, by poor farming practices. Because of Gregory’s discovery, the farming techniques used on St. Olaf farmland changed dramatically to restore and maintain the health of the soil.

Connor McCormick ’16 stands in front of a new sign touting the farmland’s Minnesota Water Quality Certification.

Farmers who rent St. Olaf farmland now must use either no-till or strip-till farming methods. These methods encourage bacterial development in the soil that leads to healthier soil.

Taking care of the soil had other effects, including increased ability of the soil to take in water, much less compaction, increased nutrient retention in the organic matter, and decreased runoff.

“If you’re taking care of the soil, the waters that leave your farm will be better,” says Legvold, who is dedicated to sustainable farming practices.

Heavy tillage leaves the soil black, uncovered, and susceptible to erosion, which pollutes surface waters. Better soil and use of buffers leads to cleaner groundwater and ensures that St. Olaf farmland will continue to be farmable.

St. Olaf farmland provides students with the opportunity to do hands-on research and blend coursework with practice, guided by faculty members such as Shea and Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies John Schade. Over the past 10 years, about 50 students have worked with Legvold to learn more about agricultural issues and conduct research.

This research collaboration has led to opportunities to present at local and national meetings. Kate Seybold ’15 and Connor McCormick ’16 presented their research on fertilizer levels and cover crops at the National Iowa Farm and Power Show, a conference of farmers focused on agricultural issues.

Seybold also presented her research at the Minnesota Academy of Science and the Ecological Society of America annual meetings.

“St. Olaf is progressive and ahead of the game in sustainable farming,” Legvold says.

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Carleton Invites Community to Annual Holocaust Remembrance Service and Vigil

Carleton College News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:22am
Carleton College will observe Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a vigil and service on Sunday, April 19 in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Author Peter Grose will be the featured speaker and Carleton associate chaplain Rabbi Shosh Dworsky will lead the service, which begins at 5 p.m. A vigil/name reading of Holocaust victims will precede the service, beginning at 12:30 p.m. For a detailed schedule of the event, visit go.carleton.edu/calendar. This event is free and open to the public.
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Arasalan Iftikhar, founder of ‘TheMuslimGuy.Com,’ to present Carleton convocation

Carleton College News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 10:51am
Founder of ‘TheMuslimGuy.Com,’ Arsalan Iftikhar will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, April 17 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. An international human rights lawyer, global media commentator, and author of the book Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era, Iftikhar has been called Islam’s “It” guy by many in the global media and is a much sought-after interview or commentator for those seeking the American-Muslim perspective. NPR host Michel Martin calls Iftikhar “…the voice of a new era: hip, funny, smart and globally aware” and New York best-selling author Deepak Chopra wrote, “The world needs more Muslim Ghandi’s like Arsalan Iftikhar.”
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Convocation highlights global recycling innovation

Carleton College News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:04pm
Becky Morrison, a proponent of collecting and refurbishing electronic waste and converting it into usable instruments around the globe, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, April 10th from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “ Revolutionary Ideas: How to Achieve the Impossible,” Morrison’s presentation is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo.
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