Arjendu K. Pattanayak, Associate Professor of Physics, has been named Carleton College’s next Associate Dean. Serving a three-year term to take effect July 1 of this year, he will fill the position vacated by Associate Dean Elizabeth Ciner as she becomes Carleton’s Director of Student Fellowships. As Associate Dean, Professor Pattanayak will oversee matters of educational policy, curriculum, graduation requirements, and campus diversity. Among his duties will be guidance as Dean of the Academic Standing Committee, service as primary liaison to the Dean of Students Office, and supervision over the Registrar’s Office.
Traditionally held in Sayles Great Space, International Fest is moving outdoors in 2010 and will take place on the Bald Spot. The Bald Spot will also provide space for a new addition, international games and sports.
Tiny’s Hot Dogs, a Northfield staple, will likely close this summer after 63 years due to declining business. For years, bumper sticks could be seen all across Northfield saying, “Save America – Eat at Tiny’s.” America might just go on, but a tiny, essential piece will be lost.
“Most Carls are familiar with their Student Wellness Adviser, or SWA, through posters in bathroom stalls (SWA stalls), weekly articles in this paper (SWArticles), office hours (SWAffice hours) and programs. But next year, the program will undergo major reforms to better suit Carls’ needs.
A look at three more Carleton Fulbright winners: Ari Keiner, Kelsey Ihinger, Dan Matthews
Beginning Fall Term of 2010, the Campus Activities Office (CAO) will cease to exist. In its place in Sayles 160 will be the new Student Activities Office (SAO), headed by a group of students known as the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB).
Monday, April 26, the ACT center held the fifth annual Cuts for Cancer fundraiser. Made possible by ACT volunteers, thirteen local stylists and two massage therapists this years fundraiser was the most successful to date, bringing in over twenty five hundred dollars in proceeds.
“We have been incredibly pleased by the growth of the event each year and the ongoing support of the Carleton community,” Olivia Killeen ’10, one of the lead organizers of the event, said.
Eight Carleton seniors have been awarded Fulbright fellowships. The prestigious program, funded by the U.S. State Department, awards grants to students, teachers and scholars to teach, study, conduct research and lecture in over 155 countries.
In high school, apparently channeling the Gilded Age, T.J. Stiles named himself a city boss. Later on, he impeached the Speaker of the House. In fact, this early interest in historical drama has translated to a successful career for the Carleton alumnus as a biographer of such historical giants as Jesse James and Cornelius Vanderbilt.
- New Mayo Clinic cancer treatment center likely to be built on St. Olaf land
- Rice County’s innovative drug removal program
- President Anderson talks to new President Poskanzer
“The wand chooses the wizard,” Mr. Ollivander tells Harry in the first installment of the popular Harry Potter series. And so it went in the publishing world for Cheryl Klein ’00, a Carleton graduate who helped edit American editions of three Harry Potter books.
Steven G. Poskanzer will become Carleton's next president, effective August 2, 2010. Currently, Poskanzer serves as the president of State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz.
“I am thrilled,” Poskanzer said, “as is my family.”
He has worked for the SUNY system for the past 12 years, during which time he was president for nine years. Previous to his positions in the SUNY system, Poskanzer worked at University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania.
“My career has been atypical,” Poskanzer said, “in that I've worked at both public and private institutions.” Working in one sector has given him insight into the other, he said. As the next president of Carleton, he hopes to bring a unique perspective from his previous experience at public institutions.