- January 14, 2009
Carleton invites the greater community to observe Shabbaton, the traditional expression for a full-day celebration of the Jewish Sabbath, with a special three-part lecture series from Jan. 23-24 presented by scholar-in-residence Dr. Mara Benjamin, assistant professor of religion at St. Olaf College. Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain with support from the Jewish Life Fund, the event features complimentary meals and lively discussions about modern Jewish thought. All lectures and meals are free and open to the public; meal reservations are required.
- January 9, 2009
Carleton College and St. Olaf College made its annual donation of $146,000 total to the city of Northfield. The two Northfield colleges, which gave $73,000 each, have been making the annual donation to its host city for more than 80 years. On Jan. 9, Carleton vice president and treasurer Fred Rogers and St. Olaf vice president and treasurer Alan Norton presented the donation to Northfield mayor Mary Rossing and council member Kris Vohs at Northfield City Hall. Carleton and St. Olaf are among the first colleges in the United States to make financial gifts to its host city. The two colleges are among the largest employers in Northfield with more than 1,500 employees combined.
- January 2, 2009
Carleton announced that it is closing River City Books, the College-owned bookstore located at 306 Division Street in downtown Northfield. River City Books opened in March 2002 as a service and benefit to the Northfield community, but the lack of a positive bottom line ultimately led to the decision to close the store. The store is one of only a handful in Minnesota to earn designation in the “McSweeney’s 100” which identifies top independent bookstores. The College anticipates closing the River City location sometime in the first half of 2009.
- November 24, 2008
Carleton College’s annual Craft and Custodial Bake Sale will take place on Friday, December 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Great Space in the Sayles Hill campus center. The event is free and open to the public.
- November 17, 2008
Carleton has launched the Neighborhood Impact Study Group (NISG) Wiki. The website serves the purpose of exchanging information and feedback about the transformation of the former Northfield Middle School into Carleton College's new Arts Union. The College is working closely with the Northfield East Side Neighborhood Association on the completion of the neighborhood impact study. The forum is designed to help guide the College in its decision making and planning process. Anyone can access this site to view, edit pages, and upload comments.
- October 20, 2008
The 10th annual "Halloween KNIGHT” Carnival takes place on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 3-5 p.m. at the Carleton’s West Gymnasium. This free activity for pre-school through elementary-age children (and their parents) includes game and activity booths. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume.
- October 16, 2008
Carleton will hold a ceremonial bricklaying acknowledging the completion of the initial phase of construction for Cassat Hall and Memorial Hall, two new residence halls at the College, on Saturday, October 25 at 8:45 a.m. The ceremony will celebrate the generous gifts made by George L. Cassat '46 and his late wife Patricia D. Cassat '46 which supported the construction of the two new structures. Cassat Hall, named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Cassat, will stand as a testimony to their historic commitment to provide Carleton students with abundant opportunities to live independently and as part of a dynamic community. Memorial Hall is named to honor Carleton men and women who have perished while in military service to the United States, and will serve as a bold reminder that the freedoms enjoyed by current Carleton students were ensured by the sacrifice of our nation’s servicemen and women.
The event will take place on the construction site of the new buildings, located on First Street between Nevada and Maple Streets on the southeast part of the College campus. Parking is available at the Music and Drama Center and Cowling Recreation Center.
- October 14, 2008
An open letter to the Carleton College community from the co-chairs of the Arts Union Advisory Committee on revising the Arts Union construction timeline in light of the current financial market uncertainty.
- October 7, 2008
Join with your Northfield East Side Neighbors for a Local Candidates Forum on Sunday, October 12!
- October 3, 2008
The Carleton College Advisory Council on College and Community Relations will hold a community open house on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the College’s Alumni Guest House. The public is invited to attend. The purpose of the gathering is to allow community members to offer comments on the architectural renderings of the Arts Union’s exterior.
- September 26, 2008
With a new academic year and new construction projects on campus, we know our neighbors will have questions and concerns about parking. Carleton College President Robert A. Oden Jr. has asked Carleton students, staff and faculty to “extend our utmost courtesy to the surrounding neighborhood by making sensible and thoughtful parking choices.”
- September 26, 2008
Do you enjoy the Carleton Arboretum? Ever wonder how you can get involved with Arboretum management? Volunteer work days are planned for the upcoming months, generally on the third Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Projects include buckthorn and honeysuckle removal, seed collecting, or planting of seeds or plants into restoration areas.