Geology Department News
Updated whenever news breaks!
- April 6, 2000
When she discovered the summer job choices in her hometown of Eugene, Ore., didn't fit her interests of environmental advocacy, community building, and education, Ani Kameenui sacrificed fast cash for a worthier cause. Together with a high school friend, the Carleton College junior founded, organized and now oversees Whole Earth Kids (WEK), a grassroots, non-profit organization that runs free summer camps about environmental issues for children primarily from low-income families.
- December 15, 1999
Shelby Boardman, Charles L. Denison Professor of Geology, discusses the philosophy and approach of the Carleton College geology department. He focuses on the importance of establishing a collaborative culture in which students are directly involved in their own education and where students do open-ended investigative work. He also dicusses the importance and role of Comps and of alumni majors, and how Carleton's approach has affected the outcomes of its graduates.
- October 12, 1999
Mary Savina wrote this article as a letter to Patricia Martin, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, as background to a grant proposal. However, we think that it gives interesting insights into the Geology Department Curriculum, so we republish it here.