Carleton in the Media
- May 3, 2003
Sarah Rechtzigel, secretary to the associate deans of students, was featured in a May 3 Star Tribune article titled "Confined, but not exactly isolated" about Carleton students quarantined because of SARS fears. Rechtzigel commented about bringing food to the students. Also quoted were Mark Govoni, dean of students and Carleton students Abby Taplin '04 and Emily Kuross '05. Taplin is a philosophy major and Kuross is a biology major.
- May 1, 2003
A Pioneer Press article titled "Student is state's 8th suspected SARS case" ran on May 1. The story gave details of the treatment and release of an unidentified Carleton student who had just returned from the College's Beijing program. "He's not very ill and he's been discharged," said a Minnesota Department of Health spokesperson. The student will remain in quarantine for 10 days after his symptoms subside.
- April 22, 2003
Abby Weeks '05 was interviewed for an April 22 article in the Bangor (Maine) Daily News titled "Readers who stitch and tell" about area residents who enjoy sewing, needlework and similar pursuits. Weeks, who crochets, reported that many students at Carleton, male and female, have taken up knitting. "We refer to it as 'constructive fidgeting'," she said. "Everyone teaches everyone else." Weeks is a mathematics major at Carleton.
- April 21, 2003
Jenny Wahl, professor of economics, was quoted in an April 21 Star Tribune article titled "What price victory?" Wahl commented on the possible outcomes of U.S. economic aid decisions toward Iraq. Wahl is a member of the Star Tribune Board of Economists.
- April 20, 2003
David Waterbury, chief maintenance plumber, and his wife, Molly, were featured in an April 20 Morrison County (Minn.) Record article titled " 'On the Weekend' opens for business in Pierz." The Waterburys opened a retail store featuring gifts, antiques and garden accessories. Waterbury did the renovations himself. The shop is located in the Little Falls, Minn., area and the name reflects the days the shop is open, Thursday through Sunday.
- April 20, 2003
Shahzad Bashir, assistant professor of religion, was quoted in an April 20 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "Treasures of Iraq in jeopardy" about the plundering of Iraqi museums and antiquities. Bashir commented on the importance of the antiquities to regional, world and Islamic culture.
- April 19, 2003
Steven Davis, director of the academic support center, was quoted in an April 19 "Seeker's Diary" column in the Star Tribune about the Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center. Davis is a member of the Center and emphasized that "[the center is] ecumenical, while supporting different Buddhist traditions."
- April 15, 2003
Luke Lightning '93 was featured in an April 15 article in the Purdue Exponent Online titled "Native Americans need community." Lightning spoke of his experience as a Native American during his years at Carleton and the important of raising community awareness. Lightning is an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry at Purdue and serves as a mentor to Native American students. Lightning was a chemistry major at Carleton.
- April 14, 2003
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a Saint Paul Pioneer Press story titled "Coleman uses travel to raise profile." The article reported on Senator Norm Coleman's first three months in office. "There's no question that he is one of the celebrities of the freshman class," Schier said. The story was also picked up by the Associated Press.
- April 12, 2003
Barbara Vaile '60 was quoted in an April 12 Star Tribune article titled "Town, college clash over war." The article covered reactions to a Northfield anti-war protest march and how town/gown relationships have been affected by the situation in Iraq. Vaile was an English major at Carleton.
- April 6, 2003
Laura McAfee '88 was quoted in an April 6 Washington Post article titled "The cruelest month: If it's April, it must be agony" about the role of springtime campus visits in making college choices. McAfee said that her campus visit to Carleton influenced her to choose the College over her original first choice school. McAffee majored in English at Carleton.
- April 6, 2003
Brice Keown '04 and his dad, Paul, were quoted in an April 6 Washington Post travel section article titled "This April in Paris" that interviewed American tourists about their experiences traveling in France during the current situation in Iraq. Their main concern was the appropriateness of a vacation holiday at this time, rather than safety. Ultimately, they decided "It's more important then ever to come, to make connections and bridge cultures," Paul said. Brice is majoring in economics.