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  • Promotional poster from the 1972 movie, "The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid"
    July 28, 2014

    Carleton hosts inaugural Jesse James Film Festival

    In collaboration with the Northfield Historical Society, Carleton is pleased to host screenings of the first annual Jesse James Film Festival. All showings will be in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema and are free and open to the public (although donations are appreciated). The five films included in the festival were chosen because they depict the 1876 attempt by the infamous James-Younger Gang to rob Northfield's First National Bank.

  • Participants of Arborteum Naturalist Training
    August 4, 2014

    Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training to be held at the Carleton College Arboretum

    Do you enjoy learning about the natural world?  If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!

    The Carleton College Aboretum is hosting a Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training beginning September 15, 2014 and running through October 23, 2014. Registration is now open and the class is expected to fill up quickly.

    Master Naturalist Volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners—studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship.

    The classes will be held every Monday and Thursday  evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. from September 15 through October 23  at the Carleton College Arboretum.  Two Saturday field trips will be on October 4 and October 18.  The cost for the course is $200, including materials.

     

  • The Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus"
    August 4, 2014

    Summer Humanities Institute to Screen the National Theatre Live Broadcast of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus"

    Wednesday, August 6 at 7 p.m., the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema will feature a not-to-be-missing screening of the National Theatre Live broadcast of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus." This event is free and open to the public.

    The Donmar Warehouse's production of "Coriolanus," Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, stars Tom Hiddleston ("The Avengers," "War Horse," The BBC's "The Hollow Crown") in the title role and Mark Gatiss ("Season's Greetings at the National Theatre," The BBC's "Sherlock") as Menenius. The production is directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke.

    National Theatre Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Learn more about this groundbreaking experience at ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk.

  • Bing Shui '16
    July 29, 2014

    Rising Junior Bing Shui '16 Awarded Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship

    Bing Shui '16 (China), a rising junior majoring in biology, is one of forty undergraduate students accepted into the 2014 Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program, which provides participants with a challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory.

    Since early June, Shui has been working in the Boston Children’s Hospital laboratory of HSCI Affiliated Faculty member Xi He, PhD, known for his research on cell-to-cell communication. Shui’s project this summer is to study how a newly discovered protein controls how genes function in intestinal stem cells and colorectal cancer cells.

  • July 14, 2014

    Annual Lighten Up! Garage Sale Raises over $31K for Area Non-Profits

    Carleton's annual Lighten Up! Garage Sale raised a whopping $31,923 over the weekend, with proceeds of approximately $10,600 being given to each the Northfield Special Olympics, Project Friendship, and the Northfield Union of Youth (The Key). "We had a record year...despite our challenging circumstances," noted Kelly Scheuerman, Program Director for Civic Engagement Pathways. The popular annual sale typically takes place during Carleton's reunion weekend, but this year's event was postponed due to campus flooding caused by the Cannon River.