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Carleton in the Media

  • November 1, 2003

    Doug Provencio '87 featured in NEA Today.

    An excerpt from a book titled "Standing in Your Shoes: a Checklist for Classroom and Substitute Teachers" by Doug Provencio '87 was featured in the November 1 issue of NEA Today. The checklist outline the roles of classroom teachers as they prepare their classroom assignments. Provencio was an American studies major at Carleton.

  • November 1, 2003

    Karla Rachwalski '98 featured in Chicago Lawyer.

    Karla Rachwalski '98 was interviewed in an article in the November issue of Chicago Lawyer titled "School loans force tough choices on young lawyers." The article focused on the high debt load of recent law school graduates that create barriers to going into public sector law. "I started law school thinking that I'd end up in some public-service job," Rachwalski said. She's a third-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law and has just accepted a job in the private sector. She majored in Latin American studies at Carleton.

  • October 29, 2003

    Digital Arts Festival featured in Star Tribune.

    Carleton's Digital Arts Festival was featured in an Oct. 29 Star Tribune article titled "Carleton explores world of digital art." John Schott, director of media studies and Jesse Kriss '03 were quoted in the story. Also mentioned was a presentation by Stephen Mohring, assistant professor of art.

  • October 29, 2003

    Kathleen Foley (development services) quoted in Star Tribune article on downtown Northfield.

    Kathleen Foley, director of development services, was quoted in an October 29 article in the Star Tribune titled "Competition tests Northfield shops." The article reported on the ways downtown Northfield retailers are dealing with the influx of big box retailers like Target, Cub Foods and Menards.

  • October 29, 2003

    Wellstone memorial service

    Rick Kahn '73, Jeff Blodgett '83 and Dan Cramer '89 were interviewed for an October 29 Star Tribune article titled "Countless second guesses follow Wellstone memorial." All three had worked for the late Senator and former Carleton political science professor Paul Wellstone.

  • October 27, 2003

    Digital Arts Festival featured in Chronicle of Higher Education.

    Carleton's Digital Arts Festival and John Schott, the James Woodward Strong Professor of Liberal Arts, are featured in an article in the Oct. 31 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education titled "Digital-Arts Festival at Carleton College Reflects the Genre's Scope." "What's at stake isn't simply showing people that this work exists. It's trying to understand the implications of being able to express yourself in new media," Schott says.

  • October 25, 2003

    Remembering the Wellstones in Pioneer Press.

    The legacy of the death Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife, Sheila, and others who died in the crash was remembered in an October 25 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "Shock of crash lingers." Carleton community members interviewed or mentioned in the article included Jeff Blodgett '83 and Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science. The story was picked up by the Associate Press and ran in a number of newspapers and news Web sites nationwide.

  • October 24, 2003

    MPR remembers Paul Wellstone.

    Minnesota Public Radio featured a remembrance of the late Senator Paul Wellstone in an October 24 article titled "One year later, Wellstone's political effect difficult to calculate." Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was among those interviewed. Schier commented on how Wellstone's contentious style energized some but alianated others. "...I think it was a tradeoff he was more than happy to make, because I think he believed that by being public and confrontational about his agenda he could have effects on national politics. And he did have significant effects on national politics," Schier said.

  • 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.