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  • Al Montero
    December 17, 2014

    Perspectives: On the Threshold of a New Era in U.S.-Cuban Relations

    President Barack Obama’s decision to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba could not come at a more opportune time for the struggling Cuban economy and for a political regime on the verge of a transition in leadership. President Barack Obama’s decision to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba could not come at a more opportune time for the struggling Cuban economy and for a political regime on the verge of a transition in leadership. The fall in oil prices this year put pressures on Nicolás Maduro’s government in Venezuela to reduce its oil subsidy to Cuba, a sure sign to the Cuban government that a fundamental change in strategy was necessary.

  • N55 Architecture Collective in Residence
    January 23, 2015

    Art & Design Collective N55 Examines Ownership of the Arb

    Upon returning to campus for winter term, many visitors to the Weitz Center for Creativity’s Perlman Teaching Museum showed signs of confusion when they first walked into the Braucher Gallery. Instead of the standard exhibit of photographs or drawings, they encountered a group of students and two artists in matching black outfits, ardently working at a huge table occupying nearly half of the space. 

    It is, in fact, not an exhibit but a studio art class called “Critical Studies in Public Space with N55 in action.” For the first five weeks of the term, eighteen Carleton students will be working with Danish art and design collective N55 to come up with a proposal for a hypothetical building in the Cowling Arboretum, commonly referred to as “the Arb”.

  • St. Olaf and Carleton students hold a small-group discussion
    November 25, 2014

    Collaborative course brings together St. Olaf and Carleton students

    At first glance, the class looks like any other taught at Carleton College. The room features desks, a blackboard, and a projector. The students tote backpacks and laptops, take notes, and sip their coffee while listening to a professor in glasses and a blazer lecturing at the front of the room. But there is one thing about them that makes this course unique: half of the students are from St. Olaf College.

  • Fall Beauty 2014
    Photo: Hettie Stern
    November 12, 2014

    Photo Feature: Autumn Beauty

    These past two months at Carleton were absolutely gorgeous, with the entire campus awash in brilliant fall colors. Our student photographers captured stunning images, which we share with you here.

  • Francisco Castro '18
    October 7, 2014

    Video Feature: New Student Week Move-In Day

    What's the first few hours like at Carleton? We follow Francisco Castro '18 from Houston as he moves into his residence hall, hears advice from President Steve Poskanzer and meets his New Student Week group.

  • A placard image for media work 2014 Activities Fair
    October 3, 2014

    Video Feature: 2014 Activities Fair

    The activities fair has become an annual tradition, and student videographers Francisco Castro '18 and Sam Chao '16 captured the feeling of the event in our latest video feature.

  • Maya Warren '07 (right) with her "Amazing Race" teammate, Amy DeJong.
    Photo: courtesy CBS
    September 23, 2014

    Feature: Warren '07, Lab Partner To Premier on CBS Reality Show "Amazing Race"

    On Friday, Sept. 26, Carleton alumna Maya Warren '07 steps into the national spotlight as she'll compete on the CBS reality television show "Amazing Race" with her UW-Madison lab partner, Amy DeJong. We caught with Warren to ask her a few questions about why she tried out for the show and her time at Carleton.

  • September 17, 2014

    Infographic: Carleton College Class of 2018

    You've heard about the class of 2018, now see some of the different skills and talents they bring to Carleton through this handy infographic.

  • Vagina Monologues
    Photo: Maria Kjellstrand '15
    April 13, 2014

    Photo Feature: Vagina Monologues 2014

    V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues. Carleton presented its annual performance of The Vagina Monologues on Saturday to a full audience. It contained many powerful narratives--some funny, some heartbreaking. Student photographer, Maria Kjellstrand '15, was on hand to capture the event.

  • Machinal
    Photo: Nina Shapiro '14
    February 25, 2014

    Photo Feature: Winter Theater Performances

    This weekend marked the beginning of a series of end-of-term theater events. The Carleton Players presented their winter production, "Machinal," a play written by American playwright and journalist Sophie Treadwell, inspired by a real life case. Stay tuned for more upcoming showings this week (tickets can be reserved at Photos by Nina Shapiro '14.

    On Saturday, The Carleton Director of the Arts and the Humanities Center in collaboration with the MINNESOTA HUMANITIES CENTER presented The Telling Project, a powerful performance about veterans' experiences. Photos by Maria Kjellstrand '15.

  • Student Band Showcase
    Photo: Shamir Kansakar '14
    February 5, 2014

    Photo Feature: Student Band Showcase at The Cave

    This weekend, The Cave featured performances by a number of student bands. Carls came out to dance and cheer on their peers as they jammed onstage. Student photographer, Shamir Kansakar '14 was on hand to capture the event. 

  • Tassava at the first check-point, 37 miles in.
    February 4, 2014

    Tassava's Passion for Cycling Put to the Test in Infamous Arrowhead 135

    When he's not assisting faculty members to secure funding for their academic research activities, associate director of corporate and foundation relations Christopher Tassava pursues his passion for bicycling all year long. It's his almost-obsessive dedication to the sport that inspired Tassava to recently attempt the infamous Arrowhead 135, a grueling 135-mile race from International Falls, Minn. (one of the coldest spots in the United States) to Tower, Minn.