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No. 35 Knights dismiss Saint Mary’s, 8-1

Carleton Sports - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 10:01pm

The No. 35-ranked Carleton College women’s tennis team improved to 6-0 in conference action and 12-2 overall after notching an 8-1 victory at Saint Mary’s University.

Categories: Colleges

The Interstitial Curriculum

Pegasus Librarian - Iris Jastram - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 8:17pm

It occurred to me recently that we in higher education talk about the curriculum and the co-curriculum, and there are departments and offices and structures involved in making those parallel structures work (hopefully) to the benefit of our students. But there’s another curriculum at play as well — a curriculum that is every bit as fundamental to our institutional learning outcomes as the formal curriculum but that isn’t “owned” by any department and isn’t administered in any systematic way across the institution. I’ve started thinking of this as the “interstitial curriculum.”

The interstitial curriculum is where students learn the intellectual habits and skills that cut across curricular and co-curricular lines. It doesn’t have a home in the formal curriculum, and it can’t happen exclusively in the co-curriculum, either. Instead, it lives in the multiple and cumulative experiences that individual students have as they live out their college experiences through, among, and between the intertwinings of the curriculum and the co-curriculum. Depending on the institution, these are probably things like writing (never something that any single department can teach fully), metacognition, project management, time management, interpersonal “soft” skills, and yes, information literacy.

These are things that might even be named in mission statements or in institutional and departmental learning objectives, or that tons of faculty say are critical … but there’s often no course or formal home for them in the institutional structures that ensure other learning objectives. Everyone relies on students building these intellectual muscles by working with someone else somewhere else in the institution. They may not be sure who or where or when this work happens or should happen, but they really hope that does happen because otherwise their own goals for students in their courses or majors can’t happen, or can’t happen well.

In my own work, I live in the tension between the deeply rewarding, mission-critical work that I get to do with students every day, and the dismissal of some who assume that the work I want to do with their students has surely already been done by someone else at some other time — probably in their first year seminar. I live in a liminal space, where literally dozens of departments on campus list learning outcomes directly related to information literacy, the campus mission and learning goals invoke information literacy, and yet no department has a formal plan to ensure that their students get intentional, scaffolded practice with the intellectual habits of information literacy. And I’m not saying that this is a bad place to be! There are many good reasons at play in this state of affairs. But it does mean that my entire existence feels similar to the work of the fascia in the human body: necessary, often invisible, existing between the better-known structures of the body, not well understood, but instrumental in encouraging and even allowing the intellectual work of the disciplines. I live in the spaces between.

It’s a very, very interesting space to inhabit. Not easy, but interesting.

Categories: Citizens

State senator discusses health care, guns, other topics with community

Northfield News - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 5:11pm
Health care, the environment, guns and other topics were on the menu Friday during a public conversation at Brick Oven Bakery.
Categories: Local News

Compost site closed April 13 and 14

KYMN Radio - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 4:55pm

Due to wet weather conditions, the compost site will be closed April 13 and 14, 2019. The compost site will open again on Tuesday, April 16. Regular compost site hours are April 9 – November 17, 2019. Monday, closed Tuesday – Friday, 2:00 p.m. – sunset Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (or sunset) Sunday,

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Knights maintain position atop WGCA Coaches Poll

Carleton Sports - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 4:16pm

The Carleton College women’s golf team continued its run of dominance atop the Division III Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Coaches Poll, receiving 12 of 13 first-place votes in the Apr. 12 installment to maintain its grip on the No. 1 ranking.

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tRump promoting COAL! And crude oil and natural gas…

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 3:08pm

Here is is, hot off the Federal Register:

2019-07656-EO 13868 Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic GrowthDownload

The point of this is to push crude oil and natural gas production, to do what it takes to get it to market (regardless of risks); to revise (gut) the Clean Water Act; to renew leases on federal lands that are now on hold; whether there are “trends” in energy investments and whether proxy voting and regulations should be changed; and to determine whether states’ exercising of their rights is a “barrier” to the national energy market.

There’s a lot between the lines, but in essence, the plan is to put tRump energy policy over states’ and sovereign rights, to put market over safety and environmental concerns. The “market” has already decided, so how does he think this will operate, and what of the cost of these market manipulations?

Categories: Citizens

Women ranked No. 35, Men No. 38 in latest ITA national rankings

Carleton Sports - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 3:06pm

The Carleton College men’s and women’s tennis teams experienced some movement in this week's edition of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III National and Regional Rankings.

Categories: Colleges

City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 2:36pm
Event date: April 16, 2019
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

In memoriam of the Crane

Carletonian - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 2:33pm

Carleton College’s beloved Crane, a flat top tower crane used in the construction of the College’s new integrated science building, departed from campus on March 21, 2019.

Categories: Colleges

(April Fool) Carleton College Announces New Quality of Life Initiatives

Carletonian - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 2:32pm

Carleton College today announced plans to implement a series of quality of life initiatives designed to foster inclusion and raise satisfaction levels across campus.

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Album review: Cows on Hourglass Pond by Avey Tare

Carletonian - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 2:30pm

For better or worse, Dave Portner (stage name Avey Tare), one of the vocalists of experimental pop quartet Animal Collective, has become, in his own roundabout, eclectic way, a pop star—the kind a crowd of strangers could find themselves head-bobbing to in concert.

Categories: Colleges

Volunteers drive the beat for 'Rock 'n' Roll Revival'

Northfield News - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 2:30pm
Northfield High School’s Rock and Roll Revival is a Northfield Community Event. While it is performed by an amazing group of talented high school students, the show would not be possible without the support of numerous volunteers.
Categories: Local News

Northfield needs comprehensive housing reform

Carletonian - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 2:28pm

Northfield is the third least affordable area to live in Minnesota, after the Twin Cities and Rochester.

Categories: Colleges

Current college basketball rules rest on tenuous NCAA claims

Carletonian - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 2:25pm

Should student athletes be compensated?

Categories: Colleges

Baseball: Knights settle for split with Bethel

Carletonian - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 2:22pm

Austin Heuer (Sr./Elk River, Minn./Elk River) twirled a 5-hit gem as the Carleton College baseball team notched a 1-0 victory over Bethel University in the opener. The visitors rallied for a pair of late runs and captured game two, 4-3.

Categories: Colleges

Men’s Tennis: No. 37 Knights handle Macalester

Carletonian - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 2:21pm

The Carleton College men’s tennis battled windy conditions and a regionally-ranked opponent on Monday, and the No. 37-ranked Knights secured a 7-2 victory and improved to 17-2 on the season and handed Macalester College its first conference loss of the season.

Categories: Colleges

Football: Six Knights receive membership in the 2019 NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Carletonian - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 2:19pm

Six members of the Carleton College football team were named to the 2019 National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society.

Categories: Colleges

MDT and Oratory Bach Ensemble collaborate on St. John Passion

Carletonian - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 2:17pm

On Saturday, April 6, the Oratory Bach Ensemble, conducted by Carleton Choir Director Matthew Olson, collaborated with the Minnesota Dance Theater (MDT) on a performance of St. John Passion, combining music, song and dance in an outstanding two and a half hour celebration of art. 

Categories: Colleges

Eduroam suffers major outage at beginning of term

Carletonian - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 2:16pm

On Saturday, March 30th, Information Technology Services (ITS) informed students via email that Eduroam was having partial connectivity issues.

Categories: Colleges

New CSA administration focuses on efficiency, representation

Carletonian - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 2:14pm

With a new Carleton Student Association (CSA) president, vice president and new class representatives come new ideas and goals that are pushed on to the CSA agenda.

Categories: Colleges
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