Carleton in the Media
- June 29, 2003
Jenny Wahl, professor of economics, was a guest columnist in the June 29 issue of the Star Tribune. Her column, titled "Tax cut threatens economics foundations" addressed her concerns about the proposed national tax plan.
- June 18, 2003
Beverlee DeCoux, controller, was featured in a June 18 Faribault (Minn.) Daily News titled "Happy Birthday, dear Faribault!" DeCoux was chair of the 2003 festival celebrating the 150th anniversary of the town. "It was so great to see [the event] so well-attended," said DeCoux.
- June 18, 2003
Gregory Hewett, assistant professor of English, was quoted in the June 18 issue of the City Pages in an article titled "Brother from Another Planet" about the closure of Minnesota's first gay and lesbian bookstore. Hewitt commented on the difference the bookstore made in the gay community. "In the old days you would go to the library and furtively find things," he said. "I feel sad about [the store's closing].
- June 15, 2003
Tripp Ryder, bookstore trade book manager, was quoted in a June 15 Pioneer Press article titled "The wizard the world awaited" about the upcoming release of the fifth book in the Harry Potter series. The Carleton Bookstore will have a special release party as part of reunion weekend.
- June 14, 2003
Barrie Osborne '66 was interviewed for the June 14 issue of The Business Times Singapore regarding his past and future projects. "The guy who brings coffee basically has access to all parts of set." Osborne said, commenting on getting started in the film business. "He's invisible, people reveal themselves, talk, share their views in his presence. You also get to learn how a set works. To come up from the bottom is useful." Osborne majored in sociology at Carleton.
- June 14, 2003
Carleton was mentioned in a June 14 article in The New York Times titled "Gritty Chicago Memories Come to Life on Stage." The article focused on the work of the Albany Park Theater Project, an improvisational troupe from the north side of Chicago. The Project founders, David Feiner and Laura Wiley, also provide college counseling to the participants, 90 percent of whom are the first in their families to go to college.
- June 12, 2003
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a June 12 Star Tribune article titled "Votes are in: Kline's conservative" about Minnesota U.S. Representative John Kline. "It's not going to be easy to knock him off," said Schier, commenting on Kline's chances for reelection. "I doubt it's going to be a target seat for Democrats next year."
- June 10, 2003
Timothy "T.J." Stiles '86 was featured in a June 10 article in the Jefferson City (Mo.) News Tribune titled "Jesse James biographer to speak." Stiles gave a presentation on his book "Jeese James: Last Rebel of the Civil War" that depicts James as a political terrorist instead of an outlaw. Stiles majored in history at Carleton.
- June 8, 2003
Rick Kahn '73 reflected on his eulogy at the memorial service for Senator and former Carleton faculty member Paul Wellstone and the subsequent election results in a June 8 piece on Minnesota Public Radio. Kahn says he spoke from the heart and has no regrets. Kahn majored in urban studies at Carleton.
- June 4, 2003
Junior swimmer Marie Marsman was featured on the front page of the June 4 Star Tribune in a story titled "Big fish in a small-college pool." Marsman has qualified for the 2004 Olympic trials and will take next year off to train. "I realized I have this chance. How can I not try and make the most of it?" she said. Star Tribune
- June 4, 2003
The Dacie Moses House was featured in the June 9 issue of People magazine as part of a larger story about interesting and unusual bequests. Dacie Moses left her house to the College for use as a community space and as a place for baking chocolate chip cookies.
- June 3, 2003
Paul Thiboutot, dean of admissions, was quoted in a June 3 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article titled "Schools pull student rankings" that reported how some high schools are no longer ranking students by GPA because they believe it negatively affects the college admissions process. Carleton makes decisions without ranking as long as the high school provides other contextual information, such as a school profile. However, cautioned Thiboutot, "If they are telling us Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegone message that all of their kids are above average, then we are going to yawn."