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Carleton in the Media

  • 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.

  • October 8, 2003

    Steven Schier (political science) comments on California recall

    Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an October 8 Northeastern Pennsylvania Times Leader articled titled "Analysts disagree on recall's impact." Schier commented, "The outsider becomes appealing because established politicians become unpopular and untrustworthy."

  • October 7, 2003

    Steven Schier (political science) comments in The Hill.

    Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, commented on the upcoming election rematch between former Minnesota Representative Bill Luther (D) and incumbent freshman Representative John Kline (R) in the October 7 "State by State" column of The Hill. Schier believes there is no issue in the district that could hurt Kline.

  • October 5, 2003

    Steven Schier (political science) comments on Ventura's MSNBC debut.

    Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an October 10 Associated Press article titled "Jesse Ventura's MSNBC debut" about the former Minnesota governor's new television talk show. "The real question," Schier said, "is whether he can listen to anybody else and have a conversation with them."

  • October 3, 2003

    Steven Schier (political science) comments on Howard Dean for CNN

    Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an October 3 CNN story titled "Howard Dean connecting with college students." Schier commented on the rarity of presidential candidates attracting college students this early in the election process and gives Dean credit for doing so.

  • September 30, 2003

    Steven Schier (political science) comments on Senator Coleman in Pioneer Press

    Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a September 30 Saint Paul Pioneer Press articled titled "Coleman rethinks ANWR position." Schier commented on the political risk involved in Coleman's voting for an energy bill that allows oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in order to gain benefits for Minnesota after Coleman said that he opposed the drilling.

  • September 29, 2003

    Gail Johnson Hood '59 featured in Mandeville Picayune.

    Gail Johnson Hood '59 was featured in a September 28 Mandeville Picayune (La.) article titled "Artist revisits country that inspired her career." Hood decided to pursue art during a visit to France when she was a young girl. Today, she is an associate professor in the visual arts department at Southeastern Louisiana University. "I enjoy students," she said. "Teaching them and seeing what they do is very satisfying." Hood majored in studio art at Carleton.

  • September 29, 2003

    Steven Schier (political science) quoted in USA Today.

    Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a September 29 USA Today article titled "Lack of political resume makes newcomers popular" about current candidates' lack of political experience. Commenting on former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura's style of ignoring other politicians, Schier said, "It's very hard to govern without talking or dealing."