Knights' rally falls short in narrow loss at Bethany Lutheran

Carleton Sports - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:51pm

The Carleton College women’s basketball team erased a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit but still ended up absorbing a 63-62 defeat at Bethany Lutheran College in non-conference action.

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No. 15 Saint John’s squeaks past Knights, 69-68

Carleton Sports - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 9:09pm

In the closing moments of a thriller between the two teams in the MIAC, No. 15 ranked Saint John’s squeaked past the Carleton College men’s basketball team, 69-68, when the Johnnies scored the game-winning basket with 10 seconds remaining. The contest featured 20 lead changes and was close throughout as neither team led by more than six points at any point.

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Knights unable to match firepower of No. 16 St. Thomas

Carleton Sports - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 6:30pm

The Carleton College women’s basketball team dropped a second consecutive game to a nationally-ranked opponent, this time falling 71-46 at No, 16-ranked University of St. Thomas. Katie Chavez matched her career-high with 20 points to pace the Knights.

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Win streak snapped as Knights come up short against Tommies

Carleton Sports - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 3:24pm

The Carleton College men’s basketball team suffered its first defeat of the conference season, 61-57, at the hands of the University of St. Thomas on Saturday afternoon at West Gymnasium. The result snapped the Knights’ 18-game MIAC regular-season win streak.

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St. Olaf to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with series of events

St. Olaf College - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 9:11am
Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) Executive Director Andrew Williams will speak on campus January 15.

St. Olaf College will celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events January 15 centered on the theme “Bridging the Gap, Catching the Dream.”

The events, hosted by the Center for Multicultural and International Engagement (CMIE), will begin at 10:10 a.m. with a chapel talk by Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) Executive Director Andrew Williams. The chapel service will also feature a special performance by the St. Olaf Gospel Choir, conducted by Paulo Gladney ’19.

Williams will speak again later in the day as he offers a public lecture titled “Epistemologies of Healing: Race, Reconciliation, and Radical Hope in Higher Education” in the Sun and Gold Ballrooms in Buntrock Commons. There will be a reception with Williams from 3:30 to 4 p.m., and then he will speak and answer questions from 4 to 5 p.m. The lecture will also be live streamed and archived online.

In his lecture, Williams will challenge common notions of colleges and universities as open, liberal, and tolerant spaces and argue that racism is deeply entrenched in higher education policies, practices, discourses, and epistemologies. Therefore, that racism is often invisible to those who share cultural and institutional power. He will look at past and present waves of student color activism to map a path forward toward reconciliation, individual and collective healing, transformative justice, and the decolonization of higher education.

He believes that the path higher education chooses will have significant implications not just for college students, but also for our nation’s capacity to develop an authentic and vibrant multicultural democracy.

There will also be several other events on campus throughout the day.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., members of the campus community are invited to a poster-making session in the Buntrock Crossroads focused on the theme “To Engage and Empower.” Participants can use provided materials to express what the Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations mean to them. The posters they create will first be displayed in Buntrock Commons and later in a campus hallway.

From 12 to 1 p.m., a student-faculty panel will discuss “Inclusivity and Excellence in the Classroom” in the the Valhalla Room in Buntrock Commons. Those interested in joining the discussion are welcome to bring their cafeteria trays.

The day will conclude with a spoken word event from 7 to 8 p.m. titled “Still I Rise,” hosted by the Cultural Union for Black Expression (CUBE) in the Lion’s Lair in Buntrock Commons.

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Knights stumble in loss to No. 21 Gustavus Adolphus

Carleton Sports - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:16pm

The Carleton College women’s basketball team could not keep pace with No. 21-ranked Gustavus Adolphus College as the Knights dropped a 72-48 decision on Wednesday. Katie Chavez and Nia Harris had 13 points apiece to lead Carleton, which dropped consecutive games for the first time this season.

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Knights edge Gusties as Grow breaks rebounding record

Carleton Sports - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 9:12pm

After trailing most of the game, the Carleton College men’s basketball team outlasted host Gustavus Adolphus College, 68-67, on Wednesday evening to keep the Knights’ pristine MIAC record intact. Senior standout Kevin Grow broke Carleton’s career rebounding record in the winning effort.

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Three-point woes doom Knights in loss at BLC

Carleton Sports - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 7:45pm

The Carleton College men’s basketball team went cold from three-point range in dropping an 82-69 result at Bethany Lutheran College. The Knights went just 2-of-18 from beyond the arc while the hosts were 10-of-20 from the outside.

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Globetrotter: Claire Mumford ’18

St. Olaf College - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 9:54am
Claire Mumford ’18 says her liberal arts education “gives me the tools to ask questions and analyze critically, and that differentiates me from others in my field.”

Italy. Bulgaria. Ireland. Turkey. Claire Mumford ’18 has been pursuing archaeology in field schools across the globe.

She first discovered her love for archaeological field work while on a St. Olaf summer course in Turkey with Professor of History Tim Howe. “Without this experience, I likely would never have discovered my passion that has opened so many doors for me,” she says.

One such door was Mumford’s opportunity to present her research at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America. Another was using Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) to record half a mile of Dakota religious carvings. She will work with fellow Oles on campus to develop a website so the petroglyphs they recorded using RTI can be viewed interactively.

Mumford has found just as much to do on campus as off campus. She is currently a member of three choirs, including the renowned St. Olaf Choir, and has participated in six choral ensembles over her college career. She also serves as an RA in Mohn Residence Hall and has helped coordinate Ole Spring Relief, a spring break service trip that provides aid to areas affected by natural disaster. She’s majoring in sociology/anthropology and French while also pursuing a concentration in management studies.

None of this would have been possible without support from St. Olaf. Mumford says that the meaningful relationships she formed with professors here “have enriched my college experience in so many ways.” St. Olaf also provided crucial funding for her archaeological studies through the Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry program and the Piper Center for Vocation and Career.

Mumford believes that her liberal arts education “gives me the tools to ask questions and analyze critically, and that differentiates me from others in my field.”

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