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  • Black-backed woodpeckers spotted in the Arb after 78 years

    A recent visitor to the Carleton College made Arboretum staff take notice. Not for any particular celebrity status, but that the visitor had been absent for 78 years!

  • Carleton’s Korean Adoptee Program engages Northfield community in discussion of growing up multiculturally

    Last September, while flying from Seoul to Minneapolis on my annual journey to start another year as a Carleton student, I saw a familiar sight on the airplane: a young American couple holding a beautiful Korean infant on their laps. As I usually do, I prayed silently that the adopted baby be brought up by loving parents and have a wonderful life in the U.S., far from his native Korea.

  • Carleton students celebrate in the Sayles Great Space around 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday night when Senator Barack Obama was officially proclaimed the winner of the presidential election.

    ‘Yes we can:’ Obama wins

    In one of the most historic elections ever, Northfield residents and college students got out and voted. The First United Church of Christ alone had 1217 voters throughout Tuesday. While some Carleton students voted absentee, Carleton and the CarlDems worked all day to make sure that students who wanted to vote in Minnesota knew where the polling booths were and were able to get to them.

  • T. Todd Masman.

    T. Todd Masman, Director of Campus Activities, to resign later this week

    T. Todd Masman, Director of Campus Activities, has resigned, just four months after coming to Carleton. He is leaving “to pursue other professional opportunities.” Hudlin Wagner, Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students said of Masman, “I have strong support for his skills and he will be an asset as he moves into his next opportunity.”

  • Carleton’s accreditation process nearly completed

    January of this year Carleton will complete the accreditation process it began in the summer of 2006.

  • Barack Obama visited Carleton in 1999 as a convocation speaker

    Barack Obama was a convocation speaker in Feburary 1999. This was the article that ran following his visit.

  • Not done yet; Franken, Coleman rivalry to drag on into December

    Just when Minnesotans were looking forward to being done with the bitterness of the Al Franken-Norm Coleman battle for the United States Senate seat, it looks like they will have to endure several more weeks of it.

  • Carleton staff gathered on Monday afternoon to honor their colleagues who have been published in the past year.

    Faculty Scholarship Celebration honors published Carleton faculty

    The Faculty Scholarship Celebration, held on November 3 in the Gould Library Athenaeum, is a gathering of peers honoring the years of effort their fellow faculty members have endured to become part of the world of published authors.

  • Celebration of Armistice in 1918 tempered by influenza quarantine

    At around 3 a.m. on November 11, 1918 – a world historic day whose ninetieth anniversary will be marked at Carleton and nationally next Tuesday - the fire-bells of Northfield began to peal. The bells announced the end of World War I – the Great War - the conflagration that heralded a century of bloody global conflict that took 20 million lives in all.

  • Exhibition in Gould Library celebrates music during World War I

    Exhibition in Gould Library celebrates music during World War I

    This year marks the 90th anniversary of the armistice that, in effect, ended World War I. According to Roger Paas, the coordinator of an exhibit in the McKinley-Gould Library about World War I, this is “one of the most important events in the 20th century.”

  • Carleton’s London Study Abroad program, pictured here in a photo by Maureen Burns, is just one of many such programs that could be affected by the financial crisis.

    Fewer students going abroad leads to housing crunch for Winter Term

    This winter there is a potential housing shortage at Carleton due to lower than expected Off-Campus Study (OCS) participation. In January, 200 students will return to campus that were not here during the fall while around 70 students will leave. The situation is exacerbated because Carleton is already in “expanded housing” said Steve Wisener, director of Residential Life. That means, for example, that rooms that are built on the verge of being doubles or triples are being used as triples right now.

  • Political groups around campus prepare for Tuesday’s election

    With the U.S. Presidential election just four days away, politically minded student groups are visible on campus and across the community. If the number of activities sponsored by the Carleton Democrats—including debate parties in Boliou, door knocking around Northfield, and Saturday’s rally featuring U.S. Senatorial candidate Al Franken—are accurate indicators, student involvement has not been a problem for campus Democrats.