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Carleton in the Media

  • October 23, 2003

    Work of Mary-Claire King '67 featured on BBC News.

    The results of a research study about breast cancer led by Mary-Claire King '67 was featured on the October 23 BBC News Web site. The New York Breast Cancer Study Group found that women who carry mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have an 80 percent chance of developing breast cancer, but that the onset of the disease was delayed by exercise and healthy weight as an adolescent. "It was a surprise but a source of hope to learn that factors over which we have some control made a difference in the age at which these highest-risk women developed breast cancer," said King. King majored in mathematics at Carleton and is the A.C.S. Professor of Genetics and Medicine at the University of Washington.

  • October 23, 2003

    Jim McCorkell '90 and Admission Possible highlighted in Star Tribune editorial.

    Admission Possible and its founder and executive director, Jim McCorkell '90, were featured in an October 23 Star Tribune editorial titled "College bound: Admission Possible gets it done." The editorial praised the work of the non-profit organization in its work mentoring and coaching at-risk inner-city youth to help them gradutate high school and get into college. McCorkell majored in political science at Carleton.

  • October 22, 2003

    Carleton students assist RBNC clean up.

    The work of more than 300 Carleton student volunteers was covered in an October 22 Faribault (Minn.) Daily News article titled "Staff, volunters complete River Bend's amphitheater." The students helped to clear a hillside for the construction of the River Bend Nature Center's new outdoor 80-seat amphitheater.

  • October 22, 2003

    Star Tribune remembers Paul Wellstone's ties to Northfield.

    The late Senator Paul Wellstone, former professor of political science at Carleton, was featured in an October 22 Star Tribune article titled "Wellstone left a mark on the people of Northfield." Carleton community members mentioned in the article included Mike Casper, professor emeritus of physics, Norman Vig, the Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and Society, Karen Tarrant '72, Sy Schuster, the Laird Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and the Liberal Arts, Howard Swearer, former president of the College, and Nancy Casper, library assistant interlibrary services.

  • October 22, 2003

    Wellstone photo book featured in Workday Minnesota.

    A new photo book of former political science professor and late Senator Paul and Sheila Wellstone was featured in an article titled "Wellstone photo book captures more than images" in the October 22 issue of Workday Minnesota. The book, titled "Twenty Years and Thirteen Days: Remembering Paul and Sheila Wellstone," is a collection of photographs by Minneapolis photographer Terry Gydesen and is published by the University of Minnesota Press. Photos from the book will be featured in a special exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum on the University's Minneapolis campus November 18 to December 19.

  • October 20, 2003

    Steven Schier (political science) comments on Pawlenty's prescription drug policy.

    Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an Oct. 17 Saint Paul Pioneer Press articled titled "Governor's Rx: Import drugs." Schier characterized Minnesota Governor Pawlenty's plan to help Minnesotans import U.S.-manufactured drugs from Canada as a smart political move.

  • October 15, 2003

    Steven Schier (political science) comments on Kuchinich visit.

    Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an Oct. 15 Star Tribune article titled "Kucinich brings his presidential message to Minneapolis." Schier commented that Kucinich has virtually no chance of winning the Democratic presidential nomination, but that his presence in the race has already shaped the campaign.

  • October 15, 2003

    Steven Schier (political science) comments on proposed state truancy policy.

    Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an Oct. 15 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "Truants could see wings clipped" about Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's proposal to link high school attendance to driver's license privileges for teenagers. Schier commented that in a state like Minnesota, where education is an important issue, the proposal is "a deliberate strategy to maintain or improve the popularity of the governor."

  • October 15, 2003

    Steven Schier (political science) quoted in San Jose Mercury News.

    Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted an October 13 San Jose (Ca.) Mercury News articled titled "Schwarzenegger fame means clout -- but that will get him only so far." Schier commented on the example of former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura. "He had transformed himself from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Gray Davis."

  • October 10, 2003

    Carly Groben '04 and family featured in Newton Daily News.

    Carly Groben '04 was mentioned in an October 10 Newton (Ia.) Daily News article about her family's year-round, full-scale production vinyard, called Jasper Winery, that will soon produce 10,000 bottles of wine a year. Groben spent six weeks this summer helping her parents before leaving for an off-campus study program Mali. Groben is a women's and gender studies major at Carleton.

  • October 9, 2003

    Steven Schier (political science) quoted in New Zealand press

    Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in the October 9 issue of the Fairfax New Zealand Limited in an article titled "Schwarzenegger has Ventura as example" about the 2003 California gubernatorial recall election. "Both of them have a real macho profile; these are both testosterone candidates," Schier said.

  • October 8, 2003

    Cathy Pletta (food service) featured in Rochester Post-Bulletin.

    Cathy Pletta, food service manager with Sodexho Food Service, was featured in an article titled "A full plate for Pletta" in the October 8 food section of the Rochester (Minn.) Post-Bulletin. The article, accompanied by several color photos, featured Pletta's role managing one of Carleton's two dining halls. "We do our best to see that [the students] make good choices and that there is something here for everyone," said Pletta.