Carleton in the Media
- August 10, 2003
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, wrote an op/ed for the August 10 issue of the Star Tribune titled "Divergent party platforms reveal the state's great divide." Schier comments on a forthcoming book by Joel Paddock, a political science professor at Southwest Missouri State University, that surveyed political party chairs in 2000 and analyzed state party platforms in 2002. Among the interesting findings: Minnesota's party platforms rank as the sixth most-polarized out of the 31 examined. Schier comments that, in this case, "the tone of political leadership matters greatly...It is a matter of looking beyond the partisan true-believers to provide leadership for all Minnesotans."
- August 8, 2003
KaShia Tasli "MaiKia" Moua '99 was cited in an August 8 Asian American Press (St. Paul) article titled "Hmong Women's Action Team Banquet." Moua was the recipient of the Hmong Women's Leadership Award for her work as the founder and director of Hmong Women's Circle. Moua's father said that the positive difference she is making with Hmong girls will be more evident in 10 to 15 years when they are entering and graduating from college and giving back to their community. Muoa majored in sociology/anthropology at Carleton.
- August 3, 2003
David Davis-Van Atta, director of institutional research and analysis, was quoted in an August 3 New York Times Education Life Supplement article about college ranking reports titled "The Best, The Top, The Most." Davis-Van Atta commented on data collection methods used for rankings. "Terrible is the only word for it," he said.
- July 31, 2003
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, published an opinion piece titled "President Bush: A radical with a plan" in the July 30 issue of The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper. Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh discussed this piece on his July 30 program.
- July 28, 2003
Rabbi Joan Friedman, associate chaplain, was quoted in the July 27 Washington Post about the history of rabbis.
"The position of rabbi isn't mentioned in the Torah, but the word literally means 'my master,' someone who has mastered a certain amount of learning," Friedman told the Post. "Until the last few hundred years, rabbis didn't visit the sick, lead Sabbath services or give weekly sermons—all things most Jews expect today from their rabbi. Members of the Jewish community performed those functions."
- July 26, 2003
Roy Grow, the Frank B. Kellogg Professor of International Relations was interviewed for a July 26 Minneapolis Star Tribune article titled "Korean War: 50 years of unresolved conflict." Grow noted that the Korean conflict created assumptions that led to disastrous U.S. policy decisions later in Vietnam.
- July 23, 2003
Carleton College's report of the the Minnesota Social Capital Research Project was lauded in a July 23 editorial in the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald titled "Notes from a changing Minnesota." The report "marks one of the first academic studies of Minnesota's cultural change" said the editorial, which recommended reading the report and gave the Web site address at http://www.acad.carleton.edu/curricular/POSC/MNSC/MNSCP.html.
- July 23, 2003
Nathan Grawe, assistant professor of economics, was quoted in a July 23 Saint Paul Pioneer Press story titled "Minnesota's Hispanic population grows at rapid pace."
According to census data, "Poverty went down and immigration numbers went up—that's surprising," Grawe said. "What that suggests to me is that the economy was clicking along at an incredible rate. The '90s was a good time and the success of the '90s was experienced by a very broad population."
- 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.