Carleton in the Media
- 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.
- 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.