News for Students & Alumni
Senior Max Bearak (Pelham, N.Y.) authored a post for the New York Times "Green" blog, recapping his experience as a wilderness ranger in Nevada's Humboldt National Forest this summer. His main focus was mapping the unexplored areas of Humboldt NF. He secured the position through the Student Conservation Association, which places successful applicants into about 4,200 positions each year. "I’m already longing to return to the wilderness as my classes begin," he writes at the end of this post. "Something out West really beckoned to me, and following that call is a decision I’ll never regret."
- May 10, 2011
Matthew Fink '11 (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.), an international relations/political science major, was featured on NBC's KARE-11 Minneapolis/Saint Paul affiliate on May 10 as he prepares to graduate from Carleton. The station previously covered Fink when he graduated from Eagan (Minn.) High School, detailing how he'd overcome disabilities that were the result of him being born without a spleen and a resulting Septis infection that necessitated the amputation of his legs and arms below the elbow to save his life. The recent segment talks about how Fink's Watson Fellowship will allow him to explore how gaming connects people with disabilities to the outside world, how his study abroad experience in China has influenced him academically, and how Fink still hopes to attend medical school and become a surgeon.
Jonathan Capehart '89, a contributor for MSNBC and editorial writer at the Washington Post, appeared on "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell on Wednesday, April 27, discussing potential Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's assertion that current President Barack Obama wasn't a "good student" during his time at Occidental College or at Columbia University. At the end of the segment, Capehart shares with the audience how Carleton gave him a chance as a student, allowing him to develop his skills. He is now a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, having won the award in 1999 for his 16-month editorial campaign to save the famed Apollo Theatre in Harlem when he worked for the New York Daily News.
- April 26, 2011
Congratulations to Beth Budnick '11.
- November 18, 2010
Political Science Department bowling night for majors and faculty is scheduled for Friday, January 14, 2011, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Jesse James Lanes. Watch this site for more information--you don't want to miss this fun event! Fun, food, stylish bowling shoes!
- November 18, 2010
Political Science Quiz Bowl Night is Tuesday, February 15, 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Great Hall. Brush up on your knowledge of political facts! Impress friends with your knowledge!
- April 12, 2010
It has been four and one-half years since Katrina hit New Orleans. Join us on Thursday, February 25 from 5:00-6:30 p.m., Boliou 104, Carleton College, as Rosanne Adderley, Associate Professor of History, Tulane University; John Bardes, '08 (history), teacher, Arthur Ashe Charter School, New Orleans; and Kimberly Smith, Associate Professor, Political Science and Environmental Studies, Carleton College, present three views on Katrina's impact on New Orleans and the city's progress toward recovery.
- March 14, 2008
- January 28, 2008
- July 23, 2007
Steven Schier and Andrew Kaufman '07 of the Political
Science Department have coauthored a scholarly article
in the American Review of Politics, a peer-reviewed
journal. Entitled "American Foreign Policy Opinion in
2004: Exploring Underlying Beliefs," their analysis
appears in Volume 27 of the journal (Winter 2006-7) on
- May 17, 2007
Congratulations to these students who earned Distinction for their comps papers:
- Noah Brennan, '07
- Jessica Goad, '07
- Dan Hall, '07
- Ben Jacoff, '07
- Andrew Kaufman, '07
- Jonah Khandros, '07
- Brian Klaas, '08
- Seth Lippincott, '07
- Wayne Soon, '08
- Martha Thomsen, '07