Carleton in the Media
- November 3, 2013
The Sunday, November 3 edition of the Star Tribune featured a front-page story on Carleton's new "Pathways" program, which helps students prepare for life after Carleton by exploring how certain classes and majors could lead to potential careers, internships and off-campus study programs. It also leverages Carleton's existing relationships with alumni, parents and friends of the College, allowing students to network and find out how those people's experiences could help them find their path after Carleton. All of this happens within the framework of Carleton's faculty advising process, tying the initiative to the core mission of the College. "Carleton does a great job of educating students,” Louis Newman, associate dean of the college and director of advising, says in the article. Reporter Maura Lerner write "But last year, as part of a strategic plan, officials decided they could do more to help students 'prepare for life after Carleton'.” The Pathways project, Newman says, was the response: an all-purpose website to help students explore the careers that might interest them. “So they don’t get to the end or middle of their senior year and say, ‘Oh, what now?’ ” Visit the Pathways website for more information, and make sure to check out the career-path visualization, created by Carissa Knipe '14 (Cupertino, Calif.), a studio art and computer science double major.
- February 21, 2014
The New York Times, among many other media outlets, memorialized NBC News icon Garrick Utley '61, who reported from Vietnam and Europe and moderated its influential Sunday-morning show, “Meet the Press,” from 1989-91. Utley succumbed after a long battle with cancer at the age of 74. Utley, whose NBC career started in 1963 in Europe, was perhaps best known for his coverage of the Vietnam War. He later worked for ABC and CNN before his retirement. Utley, a former Carleton Board of Trustee member, presented a May 2001 convocation after the publishing of his memoir, "You Should Have Been Here Yesterday: A Life in Television News."
- February 19, 2014
Carleton was tabbed for a spot on BuzzFeed.com's list of "Top 25 Schools for LGBT Students," published Feb. 19. The list is generated from the annual Campus Pride Index survey, which is based on a set of 50 questions that correspond to eight different LGBT-friendly factors. Carleton was joined on the list by fellow Minnesota schools Macalester College and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
- February 19, 2014
The New York Times ran a lengthy piece on Rep. Rush Holt '70 (D-N.J) and his announcement that he is retiring from Congress. Holt, a research physicist who became the House of Representatives authority on numerous scientific matters, served eight terms in representing New Jersey's 12th Congressional District. In the interview, he declined to attack the perception that Congress is broken. “Congress, even with its frustrations, is the greatest instrument for justice and human welfare in the world,” he said. “The stories trying to puzzle out why someone would do something else are based on this rather narrow way of thinking that the only purpose for a member of Congress is to be re-elected. I’ve never viewed it that way, and I think everybody who’s worked with me knows that I think there are a lot of things that I can and should be doing.” Holt delivered the College's opening convocation address in September 2011.
- February 6, 2014
Wallet Hub, a blog, spoke with a wide variety of experts for a post entitled "Sochi Olympics By The Numbers," and included professor of economics Mark Kanazawa in its analysis. Kanazawa noted how many Olympic games are poorly planned and spend vast amounts of money, primarily on constructing new facilities that now sit largely unused. He cited the Los Angeles Games of 1984 as an example of a well-planned event that utilized existing facilities. Those games ended up with near a quarter of a billion dollars surplus.
- January 10, 2014
The Counterfactuals, an indie pop band comprised of Carleton professors Daniel Groll (philosophy), Jason Decker (philosophy), and Andy Flory (music)—along with St. Olaf College philosophy professor Mike Fuerstein—were featured on the Jan. 9, 2014 broadcast of Minnesota Public Radio's "Morning Edition." Entitled "Northfield professors moonlight in a band," the segment highlights the band's debut release, "Minimally Decent People," and notes that the four professors "will be taking a break from their academic pursuits for an album release party" in Northfield on Saturday, Jan. 11 at J. Grundy's Rueb-N-Stein.
- January 10, 2014
Inside Higher Ed weighed in on Carleton and St. Olaf's collaboration efforts, supported by a $1.4 million grant from The Mellon Foundation. Carleton President Steven Poskanzer revealed that one one possible collaborative example might be holding a political science class during the evening so that students from both schools could enroll. Also under consideration is an option for students needing certain classes for teaching certification to take classes at either campus.
- January 9, 2014
The January 9, 2014 edition of the Chicago Tribute features a Letter to the Editor submission written by Carleton sophomore, Porter Truax (Chicago). The letter is a response to a previously published editorial about the impact of tax distribution in urban Chicago.
- January 2, 2014
The Counterfactuals, a "prof rock" band comprised of three Carleton professors (Daniel Groll, Jason Decker and Andy Flory) and one St. Olaf College professor (Mike Fuerstein), are featured in the December 31, 2013 edition of the Star Tribune. The story chronicles the evolution of the band and notes their immediate acclaim among Twin Cities music critics and fans alike. The band will host a Northfield album release show, in support of their debut "Minimally Decent People," on Saturday, Jan. 11 at J. Grundy's Rueb-N-Stein's Upstairs Rueb.
- December 26, 2013
Minnesota Public Radio's "On Campus" blog covered The Mellon Foundation's $1.4 million grant awarded to Carleton and St. Olaf to fund collaborative efforts between the two campuses in information technology, library services and academic programming. “In the long run, this recognizes the fact that we can give a broader and richer array of academic courses and learning opportunities for students jointly than we can with one campus individually," Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer told reporter Alex Friedrich. A piece also ran on-air on MPR stations.
- November 29, 2013
Chris Kratt '92, half of the famous "Kratt Brothers" duo with brother Martin, was recently profiled by their hometown Ottawa Citizen newspaper. The brothers, originally from New Jersey, now reside in Ottawa after starting out in Toronto, have created, produced and starred in three TV shows: "Kratts Creatures," "Zooboomafoo" and their current series, "Wild Kratts." The show airs on TV Ontario, the Kowledge Network and Telebec in Canada and PBS in the U.S. The current show is an animated show, giving the brothers more flexibility in what they show their core audience. “The reason we decided to do Wild Kratts is because, in our early expeditions, no matter how long we spent in the wild we knew there were animal behaviours we could never film,” Martin said. “So we thought if we could design an animated show we could show anything. We could show sperm whales fighting giant squid 6,000 feet below the surface of the ocean. Suddenly the entire creature world was open to us. That was the real motivation to do animation.” In the animated segments of the show, the brothers transform themselves into various animals, displaying various “creature powers” unique to that animal.
- October 28, 2013
Arjendu K. Pattanayak, Professor of Physics, appeared on an episode of an Indian TV show entitled Face The People on September 11, 2013. Pattanayak commented on the absence of Indian unviersities' performance from the "World's Top 200 Universities," a ranking compiled by QS Stars team on TopUniversities.com. Face The People is a prime-time TV show that discusses India's most pressing issues and interact with the viewers via social networking services, produced by CNN-IBN, a television channel in India.