- December 7, 2012
The Dec. 7 edition of the Star Tribune looked at Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges' efforts at finding ways to collaborate and save both institutions money. Higher education reporter Jenna Ross spoke with both colleges' presidents, St. Olaf's David Anderson and Carleton's Steve Poskanzer. "Geography and history have dealt our institutions a hand with a special card that we've never really played," Poskanzer said. But don't expect the two colleges to share football fields or combine choirs, he said, laughing. "This is no merger." Thanks to a $50,000 Mellon Foundation grant, representatives from both schools have visited colleges including Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore, which offer cross-registration, and closer by, the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University, which claim different presidents, campuses and traditions but share a single academic program.
New stores have been popping up all around Northfield recently. Here is your guide to the newest store fronts.
- October 26, 2012
Last Friday night, young couples stood along the walls of a hallway, laughing and chatting over the loud music coming from the gymnasium entrance at the seventh annual Northfield Harvest Stomp, a contra dance.
- October 22, 2012
The Carleton College athletic department, coaches, and varsity student-athletes are pleased to announce the 14th Annual "Halloween 'KNIGHT'" Carnival to be held Sunday, Oct. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. This year’s event will once again be held at Carleton’s Recreation Center.
In a recent editorial about the achievement gap in the StarTribune, Northfield's TORCH (Tackling Obstacle, Raising College Hopes) was given a shout-out. Carleton and TORCH have a long-standing partnership in this work. With the help of Carls and Oles, this organization has made it possible for students in Northfield to raise the Latino graduation rate from 36 percent in 2004 to 100 percent in this past year.
- October 10, 2012
Carleton College and the Northfield community will come together to bring old blackboards to life in a colorful and creative event on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity. The “Chalk Slam” includes live music and refreshments and is free and open to the public. Humble blackboards, an essential feature of classrooms past, will come alive as students, professors, mathematicians, Minnesota artists, and community organizations draw, doodle, and calculate—creating temporary compositions that honor decades of learning by blackboard at the site of the former Northfield Middle School.
- October 6, 2012
Carleton students joined a group of about 250 people on Sep. 30 for the fifteenth annual Northfield CROP walk.
- September 7, 2012
Carleton College is very pleased to present Havana, Cuba’s acclaimed choral music ensemble El Coro Shalom on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. This not-to-be-missed performance is free and open to the public.
- September 5, 2012
Carleton College is pleased to announce that Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will be the featured speaker at its annual all-college assembly celebrating the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year. Opening Convocation will be held on Monday, September 10 at 3 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel; this event is free and open to the public. It will also be streamed online, viewable at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/carletonadmin.portal#.
Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges will use a new grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to explore how increased institutional collaboration could enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of services provided to students, faculty, and staff. The $50,000 grant will support a number of planning activities beginning this summer, and will enable the two colleges to examine the opportunities and challenges related to expanded collaboration.
In collaboration with the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium, Carleton College is pleased to announce the first annual Northfield Summer Film Festival, running for four consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning July 10 and running through July 31. The theme of the series is "awakenings" and featured films include "Groundhog Day," "After Life," "The Crying Game," and "Local Hero." Screenings will be presented each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema and are free and open to the public.
We've gathered some of our top images from all the wonderful activity in the first year of the Weitz Center for Creativity to share at the end of the academic year. Enjoy the great photography by our students: Jeff Berg '14, Abigail Han '12, Maria Kjellstrand '15, and Nina Shapiro '14.