Featured Students, Faculty, and Community Partners
Nothing is more important to community-based learning than people. This blog is dedicated to highlighting the hard work and achievements of students, faculty, and community partners involved with the ACE office.
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- December 11, 2012 at 8:52 pm
French and Francophone Studies professor Cherif Keita has spent more than a decade of his life researching the life of John Dube (1871-1946), the first president of South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC). “When I visited South Africa for the first time in January 1999,” Keita said,“I realized the extent to which Apartheid, as the most violent form of European colonialism, had robbed Africans of their sense of pride and self-worth.” For this reason, Keita said, he turned to film-making “to dig into the past and bring to Africans of today the models of positive leadership that, as a people, we are sorely lacking right now on the continent.”
- December 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm
Nancy Wilkie, William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology and the Liberal Arts and co-coordinator of the Archaeology Concentration at Carleton College, has been teaching at Carleton since 1974. She also served as President of the Archaeological Institute of America from 1998-2002 and currently is an Honorary President of that organization.
Her archaeological career began in 1968, when she helped to survey the region around the Palace of Nestor at Pylos in Greece and then excavated at the site of Nichoria from 1969-1975. She also has worked in the region of Delphi and Lamia in Greece, conducted excavations in the Nile Delta of Egypt, and directed an archaeological survey in Grevena, Southwest Macedonia, Greece in all of which many Carleton students were able to participate.
- December 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm
I initially became involved with the CCCE my freshman year as a volunteer with Uplift, a tutoring program focused primarily on helping Somali youth at Fairbault Middle School. We travel to Fairbault to help mostly ELL students with their homework and provide a fun and educational after school space. I became a program director for Uplift my sophomore year and am still one today. I started working as both the One Time Events Coordinator and the Political Engagement Coordinator in the CCCE this fall. The One Time Events portion of my job includes responding to requests from the community members for volunteers and helping student run programs including Carls-Against-Cancer, Books for Africa, and the Red Cross.
- November 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm
The Center for Community and Civic Engagement, with support from the VIZ initiative, presents a retrospective of the Carleton College Election Study: Lights! Action! (Smoke & Mirrors?) CAMPAIGNS! The exhibit, which opens November 13 in the three Weitz Center White Spaces and will be up for one week, features the work of students in three Carleton courses analyzing media coverage of the elections since 2000. Students will be on hand from 12-1 to explain their posters and findings. Electoral cupcakes will be offered as treats.
- October 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm
In a recent editorial about the achievement gap in the StarTribune, Northfield's TORCH (Tackling Obstacle, Raising College Hopes) was given a shout-out. Carleton and TORCH have a long-standing partnership in this work. With the help of Carls and Oles, this organization has made it possible for students in Northfield to raise the Latino graduation rate from 36 percent in 2004 to 100 percent in this past year.
- October 9, 2012 at 9:59 am
Come for pizza, talk to others who have similar projects, and get support for your community engaged comps project.
- June 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm
Read the latest issue of the Periclean Progress Newsletter.
- November 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm
Last March, psychology majors Rebecca Gourevitch ’12 and Colin MacArthur ’12 met with Janet Lewis Muth, the director of Growing Up Healthy, to begin a year-long civic engagement project that would serve as the duo’s senior thesis...
- October 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm
Northfield, Minnesota, has more than its share of readers and writers. Countless historians have graduated from the esteemed programs at Carleton and St. Olaf. The Northfield Historical Society claims prime real estate in historic downtown. But, in more than 150 years since its founding, no one has written a comprehensive history of the town of cows, colleges, and contentment...