- November 7, 2008
President Oden and Jack Eugster, Chair of Carleton's Board of Trustees, address the challenges of the economic downturn and how the College is working to implement short and long-term strategies for best dealing with these issues.
- October 27, 2008
Presiden Oden’s "Laird 100" column from the Fall 2008 issue of Carleton's alumni magazine, the Voice.
- October 14, 2008
As you know these are challenging times. The current financial market uncertainty is severe enough that we need to be prudent about the speed with which we proceed with the Arts Union project. One consequence is that we will not move ahead with asking the Board at its October meeting to approve the development of construction documents. Practically, this means that the completion of Phase I in the Fall of 2011 will be unlikely.
- August 21, 2008
President Oden’s "Laird 100" column from the Summer 2008 issue of Carleton's alumni magazine, the Voice.
- March 11, 2008
Presiden Oden’s "Laird 100" column from the Winter 2008 issue of Carleton's alumni magazine, the Voice.
- January 25, 2008
President Robert A. Oden Jr. wrote an essay for Inside Higher Ed describing his and his students' experiences during their winter term 2008 off-campus studies experience, "Middle East Mosaics." President Oden led 32 students for the first portion of the experience to Egypt, and he reflects on returning to his roots as a teacher and professor and how learning about Ancient Egypt is relevant for 21st-century college students.
- November 20, 2007
Presiden Oden’s "Laird 100" column from the Fall 2007 issue of Carleton's alumni magazine, the Voice.
President Oden's Speech, "Reflections on Liberal Learning–Putting Things in Context," Given at University of South DakotaOctober 30, 2007
President Robert A. Oden Jr. delivered the keynote address at the University of South Dakota's president's lecture series on teaching and learning entitled "Reflections on Liberal Learning–Putting Things in Context."
- October 29, 2007
Teresa Johnston Oden, the wife of Carleton College president Robert A. Oden Jr., has published Spousework: Partners Supporting Academic Leaders. During her first year as an academic’s leader’s spouse Oden found a surprise around almost every corner. “It all added up to something like culture shock,” she says. That’s when she started thinking that someone should write a book about the partner’s experience.
- September 24, 2007
Carleton President Robert A. Oden Jr. appeared on National Public Radio's On Point on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The show, entitled "What Is College For," discussed former Yale Law School dean Anthony Kronman's new book, "Education's End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life."
- September 18, 2007
President Rob Oden, an avid and renowned fly fisherman, penned an article for the KinniKeeper, a newsletter produced by the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust.
- September 7, 2007
President Rob Oden, along with his counterparts at a number of other colleges and universities, has issued a letter on the subject of college rankings.