Carleton in the Media
- October 18, 2012
The Oct. 19 edition of the Star Tribune's "On Campus" section covered Carleton's Charles Dickens marathon, where student, staff and faculty read "David Copperfield" over a two-day period. Higher education beat reporter Jenna Ross noted that the event had "75 people reading 871 pages, mostly in 30-minute chunks, over 37 hours." Arnab Chakladar, an assistant professor of English, who organized the reading, said "I was there from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., and it was hopping."
- October 1, 2012
Claire Yanjing Du '08 is quoted in an Oct. 1 piece in Time Magazine about the rise in popularity of the liberal-arts experience in China. The article covered the fact that liberal arts institutions are starting in that country and how top tier schools like Carleton are recruiting the country heavily, thanks in part to Du organizing a tour of the country for schools like Carleton, Williams and Amherst, exposing students there to the type of experience she had as a Carl. "Chinese students are dying for a nonconventional, more liberal approach to education," she says.The article is available to paid subscribers only.
- September 29, 2012
Julie Neiworth, professor of psychology and director of Carleton's neuroscience program, was featured on the USA Today website on Sept. 29 for her work in replicating the studies of noted former Harvard researcher Marc Hauser. The piece, titled "Scientists revisit a monkey study gone wrong," talks about how Neiworth was conflicted about using Hauser's research in her classroom after his findings came under fire and he eventually was charged with research misconduct. "I stopped teaching his articles, but there was a more fundamental problem," she said in the piece. "I needed to know if I believed (Hauser's) results, or not. And my lab was about the only one in the country that could find out if they were right or wrong." Neiworth secured National Institute of Health funding in support of the project. Her overall research has included nearly 100 undergraduate collaborators and resulted in more than a dozen publications and presentations.
- September 24, 2012
Bruce Dalgaard, the Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor of Economics, was interviewed by bankrate.com about the bleak future of the old-fashioned checkbook in the United States. "Recent visits to Germany and Norway revealed how most Europeans have a point-of-sale card. Some are the equivalent of our debit cards, and some are loaded with cash," he said. "Merchants like these because the transaction fee is lower. I get funny looks when I use a credit card." The piece was also picked up by Yahoo! Finance.
- September 21, 2012
Brent Nystrom '92, interim director of the career center, is quoted in the Sept. 21 edition of the Chicago Tribune on a story on how college students need to learn better networking skills to find employment. He tells the Tribune about Carleton's "Engagement Wanted" program and how it helps Carls, since college students in general aren't the best at networking."It just multiplied the number of people who would see a little bit about (the students) quickly," Nystrom said. In addition, "it's on the alum to make the very first contact," which takes the pressure off students to start the conversation.
- September 12, 2012
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in the Sept. 12 edition of the Christian Science Monitor about how California's ultra-competitive political landscape may be a national trend. “Competitiveness gives voters a real choice in elections," says Schier. "It is an essential element for popular control of government.”
- September 10, 2012
David Liben-Nowell, associate professor of computer science at Carleton, was interviewed on "Facebook Stories," a podcast produced by Facebook about the social media platform's impact on our lives.The podcast explores the history and science behind the "six degrees of separation" theory and asks "Who came up with the idea? Is six even the right number?" The show is hosted by Nicholas Arioli.
- September 10, 2012
KSTP-TV, the ABC affliate in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, ran a short piece on its morning news show regarding Carleton's inclusion on a new college and university ranking, Alumni Factor. Minnesota schools making the list include Carleton, St. Olaf College, Macalester College, and the University of Minnesota.
- September 6, 2012
Carleton's green initiatives are highlighted in a recent public radio broadcast of the series "Humankind." Documentary producer David Freudberg's edition of "Humankind: The Diet-Climate Connection" features the College's efforts to introduce and support 'sustainable food' choices to the campus community. The two half-hour audio segments focus on "how the foods we eat affect the planet we inhabit" and can be heard in their entirety here.
- September 6, 2012
Today's edition of the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune features one of Carleton's many cherished annual traditions, the New Student Week Frisbee Toss. Higher education reporter Jenna Ross notes, "Carleton students excel at the art of Ultimate Frisbee. The small liberal-arts college claims more than two Frisbees on campus for every student." The column features a photo of Carleton President Steven Poskanzer and Dean of Students Hudlin Wagner, as they kick-off the new academic year with a celebratory frisbee toss -- "Mostly, we do this because it's fun," says President Poskanzer. And, as he readied his backhand he announced to the incoming Class of 2016, "We wish for you all that your dreams and your opportunities at Carleton may soar as high as these Frisbees." A link to the complete article can be found here.
- September 5, 2012
Today's mass AED/CPR training for over 650 Carleton students was featured on KARE-11, the Twin Cities' (Minneapolis/St. Paul) NBC television broadcast affiliate. The campus was pleased to welcome reporter Allen Constantini to the College's Recreation Center as he covered today's event -- an important new initiative designed to train the entire Carleton community in the use of AED/CPR in the event of a heart-related medical emergency. The segment features incoming freshman John Blake (Minneapolis) and senior Tyler Schuetz (Tustin, Calif.). To view the story online, click here.
- April 19, 2012
Bloomberg Businessweek covered the topic of student coaching to help with first-year retention rate and student achievement in an April 19 article, talking about Carleton's efforts in the area. Kathy Evertz, director of Carleton’s Academic Support Center, noted that 30 of Carleton’s 500 or so first-year students take advantage of the service each year. “We’ll get students who finally admit they have a problem and realize they are not getting the grades they should be getting,” Evertz said. “They come to the coach because they just want to get more out of school and out of their college life.”