Carleton in the Media
- July 22, 2003
U.S. Senator Norm Coleman pointed to Carleton in a July 22 Stewartville Star guest editorial titled "A vision to strengthen the Peace Corps." Coleman cited Carleton as one of four Minnesota colleges on the national list of top Peace Corp volunteer-producting institutions. The other institutions are Saint Olaf, Gustavus and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Coleman is supporting President Bush's desire to double the number of Peace Corp volunteers in the next five years and to increase budget funding for the effort.
- July 21, 2003
Joe Quick '07 of Saint Paul is the first Minnesota recipient of the National Eagle Scout Association's Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke Scholarship, an award of up to $48,000 over four years.
"I'm home free now. I'll have all I need for tuition and books and I'm fairly certain I want to study abroad," Quick told the Saint Paul Pioneer Press for a story published July 21.
More than 3,400 people applied for the scholarship this year. Quick, who plans to major in physics at Carleton, graduated among the top 10 at Harding High School and is a National Merit Commended Scholar.
- July 18, 2003
Carleton's Summer Mathematics Program for Women was mentioned in a July 18 Chronicle of Higher Education article titled "Strength in Numbers: A Summer Program Gives a Boost To Women Going for Ph.D.'s in Mathematics." The article highlighted a number of summer mathematics programs for women around the country.
- July 17, 2003
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, commented in a July 17 Minneapolis Star Tribune article titled "Aide: Pawlenty followed advice on reporting pay." The article focused on Minnesota govenor Pawlenty's claim that the form for reporting income had no place to report compensation as an independent contractor or consultant. Schier said it appears that "the spirit of the law requires total disclosure," even if a loophole exists.
- July 15, 2003
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a July 15 article in the Christian Science Monitor titled "Recall heard 'round the country?" The article discussed the implications of the current recall situation in California, which Schier called "an irresistable case study in American democracy."
- July 11, 2003
Jeffrey Pasley '86 was quoted in a July 11 Short Subject story titled "What They're Doing This Summer" in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Pasley compared his summer breaks at Carleton to those he has now as associate professor of history at the University of Missouri, Columbia. At Carleton, he said, "I always did very productive, professional things in the summer—lots of internships. One summer I painted houses. That was about as fun a time as I had." These days, he's writing encyclopedia articles and book reviews. Pasley was a history major at Carleton.
- July 9, 2003
Mark Gonzalez '83 wrote a column that appeared in the July 9 Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune titled "Birding by ear brings added dimension" where he reminisced about meeting the late Bill Muir, professor emeritus of biology, and his wife during a run in the Carleton Arboretum. He credits that meeting with sensitizing him to the joys of birding for the visually-impaired. (Muir was blind from diabetes, yet still enjoyed birding and teaching.) As a result of public response to the column, Gonzalez reports that the Bismarck-Mandan Bird Club, of which he is president, has developed a program to reach out to the visually-impaired. Gonzalez graduated with a degree in geology and is a geologist with the North Dakota Geological Survey.
- July 9, 2003
Roy Grow, the Frank B. Kellogg Professor of International Relations, was quoted in a July 9 Star Tribune article titled "Liberians in Minnesota hope U.S. will assist, but they also worry." Grow was commenting on the need for the U.S. to assist Liberia and other "arc of crisis" African nations. "The humanitarian disasters going on there is something no civilized westerner could ignore." said Grow, who maintains that reforms must come from within and that humanitarian, not military, aid is an appropriate response.
- July 8, 2003
Phil and Kathy Dahl-Bredine '63 were featured in a July 8 Columbus (Ohio) Telegram article titled "For Lay Missioners, it's all in a day's work." The article highlighted the Dahl-Bredine's work in Mexico with the Catholic Maryknoll missionaries. Phil works with native farmers, showing them proper techniques for working with their soils. Kathy works with teenagers on leadership skills and preventative health. At Carleton, Phil was a philosophy major and Kathy majored in French.
- July 6, 2003
Jack Thurnblad, professor emeritus of physical education was quoted in a July 6 Star Tribune story titled "Mayo studies troubled golfers for mystery of the yips." Thurnblad is a volunteer for a Mayo Clinic study to determine the cause of this nervous condition. "I don't think I'm cursed with a bad case," said Thurnblad. "I was fascinated by the fact that Mayo was going to do this kind of study." His personal antidote? He takes vitamin B—and sings a love song under his breath as he putts.
- July 4, 2003
Carleton was featured in a July 4 short subject in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled "Where the Faculty Brats Go to College." Two Vanderbilt University economists studied the college choices of the children of professors at Northeastern institutions over a 10 year period. Those students were most likely to choose selective liberal arts institutions. Carleton was ranked number two, preceeded by Oberlin College and followed by Stanford University.
- June 30, 2003
Jimmy Chin '96 was named one of People Magazine's "25 Hottest Bachelors" in the June 30 issue. A colleague said, "Everything Jimmy says and does is 100 percent genuine." Chin is a freelance photographer for publications such as National Geographic, Outside and Men's Journal. He is also a North Face-sponsored mountain climber. Chin majored in Asian studies at Carleton.