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Summer of 1964
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Fall Term 1964
- The Class of 1968 entered Carleton.
- Schiller "falls" off a horse on the track in front of Laird Stadium during the homecoming football game and is shattered by the experience.
- Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers performed in the chapel.
- The Nightcrawlers, a campus band, was organized and became a regular presence at Carleton and many other southern Minnesota dance venues. Original members included Marc Reigel '67, John Lehnhoff '67, and Mark Headington '67.
Winter Term 1965
- Folksinger Judy Collins performed in the West Gym.
- Pianist Van Cliburn performed in the chapel.
- A blizzard at the end of the term closed all roads in and out of Northfield for three days. People finishing exams during the second day of testing were able to leave town that afternoon. By evening, people still on campus were unable to get out until the day after exams officially ended. 1965 Weather from the St. Louis Park, Minnesota Historical Society
Spring Term 1965
- Inaugural Rotblatt League season.
- A member of the golf team quit the team rather than shave his beard as instructed by the coach, Jack Thurnblad.
- Approximately 500 Carleton students, St. Olaf students, and other Northfield residents marched along Division street and up Third Steet to hold a rally in Central Park to protest U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Carleton history prof Karl Wiener was the main speaker at the Central Park rally.
- The Class of 1965 graduated from Carleton.