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Minnesota bill doubles amount of energy conserved in the state

On May 25th Governor Tim Pawlenty signed into law the “Next Generation Energy Act of 2007”. The Bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Bill Helty and Senator Yvonne Prettner Solon, establishes Minnesota as a national leader in climate change and energy efficiency legislation. Included in the “Next Generation Energy Act of 2007”…

Sustaining political engagement a challenge

Carleton students are known to be intelligent and involved; it is commonly believed that these traits should, and do, translate automatically into an immense interest in world affairs and issues that might not directly affect us as Carleton students. We have various student organizations on campus that serve the interest…

Corrections

In last week’s article titled “Students participate in selection of dining service,” members of the Dining Task Force were misquoted. The article alleged that certain food service providers have decided against providing for Carleton because of the condition of Burton Dining Hall, but members of the Dining Task Force have…

News Briefs

College engages in self-study as part of accreditation process As part of Carleton’s ongoing accreditation process, the final Campus Focus Group sessions, which follow three Campus Focus Groups with randomly sampled students, faculty and staff, will take place on Tues., Oct. 23 and Wed., Nov. 7. The college is currently…

Faculty and students review curriculum

The Education and Curriculum Committee (ECC) at Carleton College is currently spearheading one of its most auspicious projects in the last half-century. Under the auspices of the ECC, a select number of Carleton faculty and students are undertaking a curricular review, a process that Carleton last did forty years ago.…

Convocation address leads to questions of speaker’s legitimacy

As members of the audience squinted to examine the screen more closely, David Wilson cycled through photographs of microscopic sculptures carved out of individual human hairs. In one, Napoleon stood at attention, his hat and boots clearly distinguishable, along with the buttons on his coat. Photographed through a microscope, the…

Winning “Napkins” proposal brings alums to Brazil

Carleton alumni Michael McCulloch ’07 and Nazish Zafar ’07 have been educating people on the prevention of malnutrition in Brazil. Their innovative proposal, entitled “The Napkin Project: Health Education on the Street,” was funded by a $10,000 grant provided by Kathryn Wasserman Davis’s 100 Projects for Peace Initiative. When Mrs.…

Club sports lobby reevaluation of PE credit policy

With a room full of guests including representatives from six club sports and school administrators connected with athletic and circular policy, the Carleton Student Association (CSA) Senate met last Monday to discuss the contentious issue of graduation credit for club sports. Specifically, the issue on the table was Carleton’s policy…