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.
In response to a recent outpouring of concerns and questions regarding Carleton’s alcohol policy, CSA held a town hall meeting on Wednesday April 21 to address the issue.
Carleton’s alcohol policy is a hot topic of discussion on campus, but according to Director of Campus Activities Lee Clark, nothing will change this year, including policies regarding seventh weekend’s Rotblatt softball game.
As a student at Carleton in the early ’90s, Peter Gwinn (’93: Theater/Media) never got his hands on the roving bust of Johan Schiller. Now, nearly 20 years later, he can finally check that item off his to-do list. In the most visible Schiller appearance ever, the campus icon made its national TV debut last Monday night on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.” Stephen Colbert held the familiar bust in his arms when he ended the show by saying, “In the words of Friedrich Schiller, good night.”
Carleton has a new innovative new program, Engagement Wanted, a Career Center initiative designed to give seniors a head start on their post-graduate paths by connecting them with participating alumni and parents.
The Lens, Carleton’s independent, student-run magazine of politics and culture, was recently awarded the Collegiate Magazine Gold Crown award from the 32nd annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), the highest recognition possible from the institution.
Student bands Groove Factory and Menagerie took top prizes at last Friday's Battle of the Bands, earning performance slots at this year's spring concert. The almost four hour event maintained a packed dance floor at Northfield's Grand Theater.
On Tuesday April 6, College Council approved the continuation of the Posse scholars program at Carleton for the next five years. The decision was unanimous and aligned with the recommendation of the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee (AFAC) that the program continue. Each year the Posse program admits between nine to twelve students from the Chicago area that are awarded full tuition scholarships to Carleton. Posse aims to specifically select under-represented students with leadership potential that might otherwise be overlooked in the selection process of elite schools.
The changes include an alteration of the definition of ‘consent,’ an added paragraph on the consequences of false complaints, and the addition of stalking to the definition of sexual harassment.
Junior Khant Khant Kyaw will spend this summer traveling the world, camera in hand. Her pictures will do more than document her time abroad, though. The recipient of a 2010 Davis Projects for Peace grant, Kyaw will use photography to foster community development among youth in Burma, officially known as the Union of Myanmar.
As is Carleton tradition, April is major-declaring month for sophomores. The 478 members of the class of 2012 have committed to their academic futures and the results are in.
This March, teams from colleges around the country converged in Cincinnati, Ohio to compete in the 2010 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Carleton’s representatives took third place, the best performance in the team’s history.