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  • Jean Boardman Passes Away

    June 2, 2008

    Dear Faculty and Staff,

    It is my sad duty to inform you of the death this past weekend of Jean Boardman. Jean was married to the former Dean of the College and Charles Denison Professor of Geology Shelby Boardman. What Jean has meant to our community cannot be overstated. The College can boast of no friend who has been more loyal, committed, and generous. Jean was gracious and wise, and she had an energy that seemed boundless. Whether you came across her walking in the Arb, on a downtown sidewalk, or at a Carleton basketball game, she always had a word of kindness and you would invariably be treated with her beautiful smile. As a community, we are very fortunate to have been so deeply influenced by Jean and Shelby Boardman.

    A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, at the First UCC Church in Northfield (300 Union Street). Memorial gifts are being designated for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the First UCC Church.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Jean’s family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

    Scott Bierman, Dean of the College

  • Shelby J. Boardman

    Memorial to Shelby Boardman Dedicated

    June 2, 2008

    Carleton College dedicated a memorial in honor of former professor and Dean Shelby Boardman on Saturday, May 31, near the entrance to the Cowling Arboretum. The memorial is located past the Hill of the Three Oaks on the border of the arboretum. Boardman, the Charles L. Denison Professor of Geology and former Dean of the College, passed away in January 2007 at the age of 62 and served at Carleton from 1971-2007.

  • ORDOVICIOUS 2008 Championship Game

    ORDOVICIOUS Sweeps Soft-Core Frisbee League

    May 30, 2008

    The 2008 Geology majors' ultimate frisbee team ORDOVICIOUS powered away with the championship of their soft-core intermural league during spring term in a sudden-death playoff.

    The final point was carried across the line by Katie Bovee '08 in a triumphant dash. Team captains were Katie Buckner '09 and Ethan Hyland '08. Good work guys!