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  • January 24, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Physics Stars: Students Measure Pulsar

    Joel Weisberg, the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, is part of a team that calculated the mass of a neutron star and its binary companion, using Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, and recently published the findings in The Astrophysical Journal.

  • N55 Architecture Collective in Residence
    January 23, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Art & Design Collective N55 Examines Ownership of the Arb

    Upon returning to campus for winter term, many visitors to the Weitz Center for Creativity’s Perlman Teaching Museum showed signs of confusion when they first walked into the Braucher Gallery. Instead of the standard exhibit of photographs or drawings, they encountered a group of students and two artists in matching black outfits, ardently working at a huge table occupying nearly half of the space. 

    It is, in fact, not an exhibit but a studio art class called “Critical Studies in Public Space with N55 in action.” For the first five weeks of the term, eighteen Carleton students will be working with Danish art and design collective N55 to come up with a proposal for a hypothetical building in the Cowling Arboretum, commonly referred to as “the Arb”.

  • Mapping history
    January 22, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Chart New Territory: Map Research with Professor Morse

    Professor Victoria Morse is leading the planning of an exhibition on cartography that will be displayed at the Perlman Teaching Museum in the Weitz Center for Creativity. The exhibition is expected to be completed by next fall.

  • Original "Hair" Broadway poster (1968)
    January 16, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Student Musical Theater presents "Hair" at Carleton

    The Student Musical Theater (SMT) is an organization dedicated to producing quality, student-run musicals for the Carleton community. This term's production of the well-known musical, Hair, will take place in the Weitz Theater, which is an exciting new step for the members of SMT, according to the musical's co-director, Ellie Durling (2017). Past SMT productions have consistently been held in the Little Nourse Theater, but Durling believes that the spacial freedom found in the larger Weitz Theater will help turn the production into a full theatrical experience for both the audience and the actors. Hair is scheduled to premiere at the Weitz Center for Creativity during 9th week of winter term.



  • Rinya Kamber receives feedback during a career planning session at Sophomorphosis 2015.
    January 16, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Sophomores get their due with a week devoted to future planning

    Fretting about internships, interviews and study abroad prospects? Sophomorphosis, a weeklong block of seminars and sessions for sophomores, has all the bases covered.

  • Devon Graham '16
    January 13, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    New Major Spotlight: Devon Graham

    The Historian sat down with new junior history major Devon Graham for her thoughts about history.

  • #BlackLivesMatter: Conversations for Change
    January 12, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Carleton hosts public dialogue on racial justice

    In solidarity with the growing national movement #BlackLivesMatter, Carleton College invites the public to a campus dialogue on racial justice in America. On Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton will host “BlackLivesMatter: Conversations for Change,” a panel discussion with faculty and guest speakers followed by a Q&A session.

  • A Collection Embodied, a student-curated exhibit in the Perlman Teaching Museum
    December 18, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Carleton’s Perlman Teaching Museum opens 2015 with “A Collection Embodied,” featuring recent acquisitions to the College’s Art Collection

    Carleton College opens 2015 with a new exhibit in the Weitz Center for Creativity’s Perlman Teaching Museum. “A Collection Embodied” is a student-curated exhibit featuring recent acquisitions to the College’s Art Collection, offering over forty prints, photographs, ceramics and other works. The exhibit opens Friday, Jan. 9 with a reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibit and the reception, as well as other related events, is free and open to the public.

  • St. Olaf and Carleton students hold a small-group discussion
    November 25, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Collaborative course brings together St. Olaf and Carleton students

    At first glance, the class looks like any other taught at Carleton College. The room features desks, a blackboard, and a projector. The students tote backpacks and laptops, take notes, and sip their coffee while listening to a professor in glasses and a blazer lecturing at the front of the room. But there is one thing about them that makes this course unique: half of the students are from St. Olaf College.

  • Process of Illumination Exhibition - FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
    November 13, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Process of Illumination Exhibit

    Learn more about the creation of the new Process of Illumination exhibit, currently on display in Carleton's Gould Library!

  • William Hall '16
    November 6, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Major Spotlight #4 of 2014-2015: William Hall

    The Historian Newsletter Editors recently spoke to new history major William Hall...

  • Carleton Freshmen in Latin 204 helps out at Greenvale's Latin Club
    November 3, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    A "Dead Language," Revivus

    Latin 204 Professor Rob Hardy starts a Latin Club at Greenvale Elementary