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The Hunt for Schiller

The odd Carleton mania for stealing and periodically displaying a plaster bust of the German poet seems to date from about 1957. Schiller has been shattered several times, glued back together at least twice, and replaced with a new replica on occasion, but the tradition lives on. The most celebrated of Schiller's appearances was at the 1962 Homecoming game, when he was dangled by a cable from a helicopter. During the past year, Schiller has also appeared on the Colbert Report and Desperate Housewives.

  • Schiller
    Schiller
  • On the Colbert Report
    On the Colbert Report

    Photo:

    Carleton College Archives
  • President Rob Oden with Schiller
    Schiller's appearance at the inauguration of Carleton President Rob Oden in 2002
  • A poster with a helpful hint
    A poster with a helpful hint
  • President Clinton with Schiller at Commencement 2000
    President Clinton with Schiller at Commencement 2000
  • Schiller on Prairie Home Companion
    Schiller on Prairie Home Companion

    Photo:

    Carleton College Archives
  • Schiller has friends in show business
    Schiller has friends in show business

    Photo:

    ABC/RON TOM
  • Enjoying dinner with President Poskanzer
    Enjoying dinner with President Poskanzer