- June 16, 2007
President Rob Oden addresses alumni gathered in Skinner Memorial Chapel for Reunion 2007.
- September 9, 2005
The enormity of the devastation brought about by Hurricane Katrina has compelled us all to act and to act quickly to do all we can to assist our own students and their families from the Gulf Coast region...
- June 18, 2005
Remarks to alumni at Reunion Convocation, June 19, 2005.
- June 11, 2005
President Robert A. Oden Jr.'s speech at the 2005 Commencement ceremony.
- May 29, 2005
President Robert A. Oden Jr. was quoted in an op/ed piece written by former Major League Baseball commissioner Fay Vincent in the May 29 Washington Post. Titled "No Merit in These Scholarships," the piece makes the case for financial aid based primarily on need. The piece states: "Rob Oden, when he was president of Kenyon College in Ohio, made this point. 'Look, this is a little like poking the bear with a sharp stick,' he told me. 'The strong schools who only give aid based on need are the bear. When they begin to notice what we are doing because they are losing good students, they will respond and the game will end.' (Oden is now president of Carleton College, a top-ranked school in Minnesota, which, like Williams, does not grant merit aid.)"
- April 28, 2005
Teresa Oden, president Rob Oden's spouse, has written a play titled "This Town" in honor of Northfield's sesquicentennial. It opens April 28 at the Northfield Arts Guild theater and runs through May 1, 2005. More.
- December 15, 2004
On Friday, November 5, Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., held a special lunch in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the awarding of the first Dartmouth Distinguished Teaching Award. Carleton College President Robert A. Oden Jr. was the first recipient of the award in 1979, and he and his wife Teresa Oden were guests at the event. Oden was a religion professor at Dartmouth from 1972 to 1989. The Odens are pictured here with Dartmouth President James (Jim) Wright and his wife, Susan Wright.
- November 5, 2004
Teresa Oden, spouse of President Robert A. Oden Jr., wrote an essay for the November 5 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education titled "Not the First Lady." Oden is writing a book tentatively titled "Spousework: Partnering an Academic Leader."
- October 5, 2004
A talk about Carleton's ties to Northfield, given to the Northfield Downtown Development Committee
- September 23, 2004
Carleton held a dedication ceremony for its new 1.65 megawatt wind turbine at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, at the wind turbine site. The turbine is located 1.5 miles east of the Carleton College campus on Wall Street Road. Carleton purchased and constructed the $1.8 million wind turbine as part of the College’s commitment to producing green energy.
- July 22, 2004
Carleton President Robert A. Oden Jr. was featured in a segment on the television program Minnesota Bound on Sunday, August 1, at 10:30 p.m. on KARE-TV (Channel 11 in the Twin Cities). The show will be rebroadcast later on Call of the Wild, a program on the Outdoor Channel. Oden, an avid fly-fisherman, taught a Rec Center class on fly-fishing this spring to about 30 students and staff. A crew from Minnesota Bound attended the class and took Oden fishing at one of southeast Minnesota's best trout streams.
- June 7, 2004
President Robert A. Oden Jr. was featured in the June 7 issue of the Saint Paul Pioneer Press, in a story about a fly-fishing class he taught this spring at Carleton's Lyman Lakes through the Recreation Center. Senior Dan Poppy was quoted in the story: "Three lessons are enough to whet my appetite. Fly-fishing has always seemed like a very romantic pastime," he said. "And it didn't hurt that it was taught by President Oden. He represents all the ideals we value at Carleton, such as creativity and search for knowledge… and not taking yourself too seriously. This is the perfect example." The story was picked up by newspapers across the nation.