- May 27, 2008
When Carleton students return to campus after studying, volunteering, or interning abroad, they bring with them a wealth of new ideas and perspectives, contributing to the rich intellectual climate and adding small but essential drops to the bucket of intercultural understanding. Photography is a unique tool for sharing their experiences because it provides viewers with an immediate glimpse of a different world. The images produced by the 2008 Off-Campus Studies photo contest winners span tradition and modernity, are both serene and provoking, and constitute manifestations of a different perspective.
- May 13, 2008
In keeping with Carleton’s commitment to sustainability, the College’s Fleet Vehicle Services division recently added two new Toyota Priuses to its roster of automobiles. The first mass-produced hybrid vehicle on the market, the Prius is considered the most fuel-efficient car currently sold in the United States.
- May 6, 2008
Try and Try Again: Carleton Women’s Rugby Finishes Second Undefeated Season, Wins Regional Tournament
Of the forty-two girls on the roster for the Carleton Women’s Rugby Football Club, almost all of them awoke at 5 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, to high winds and a building snowstorm—anticipating the worst at their upcoming tournament. Forward co-captain Mallory Hoffman ’08 (Minnetonka, Minn.) says she had “no doubts whatsoever,” but for most of the team, winning the regional All-Saints Tournament in St. Cloud, Minn. was an unbelievable, thrilling victory.
- February 18, 2008
Comedy performances, along with always-sold-out Ebony II shows and concerts given by the ever-multiplying-in-number a cappella ensembles on campus, have long been among the most popular forms of artistic entertainment at Carleton. But last fall, a group of students took improvisational comedy to the next level. Seniors Max Leibowitz (New York) and Ali Reingold (Huntingdon, Pa.), along with junior Tom Weishan (Stevens Point, Wis.), came together to direct “The Revolution,” an Experimental Theater Board production that premiered in November 2007.
- February 5, 2008
Actress Scarlett Johansson, noted for her roles in such films as Lost in Translation, Match Point, The Prestige and The Black Dahlia, appeared at Carleton's Sayles-Hill Campus Center for a Super Tuesday rally for presidential hopeful Barack Obama. We have a short photo slideshow of the appearance.
- January 25, 2008
Carleton president Robert A. Oden Jr. has written an essay for insidehighered.com regarding his and his students' experiences during "Middle East Mosaics," a Carleton off-campus studies experience. Oden, believed to be the only American academic leader in charge of an off-campus experience, led the first part of the off-campus class in Egypt before the group moved on to Turkey and Morocco under the watchful eyes of Carleton professors Steve Strand and Dana Strand.
- January 22, 2008
It may seem strange to celebrate trees and the coming of spring during a frigid Minnesota winter week that requires warnings on hypothermia, but this is the focus of Tu B’Shvat, also known as Jewish Arbor Day or the New Year for Trees. All were invited to enjoy a meal with symbolic foods and to share and listen to stories about the environment during a seder led by Carleton College’s associate chaplain Rabbi Shosh Dworsky on Friday, January 25 in the meeting room of the Alumni Guest House.
- December 22, 2007
Nestled in a back corner of the Sayles-Hill campus center, the Carleton College Bookstore has always served as vital resource and a welcome distraction for students and faculty.
- December 18, 2007
Over the years, Carleton College professor of religion Louis Newman has noticed an interesting pattern among his students—they don’t seem to sleep. They also like to eat. So, he began thinking about ways to satisfy the late-night cravings of what he assumed to be an even larger semi-nocturnal community of college students and area residents. Today, Newman’s vision became a reality with the opening of Sweet Lou's Waffle Bar at 303 Division Street in downtown Northfield.
- December 5, 2007
While snow has now blanketed the Carleton College Cowling Arboretum, underneath that coating of snow sits a burgeoning forest and prairie for future Carls and Northfield community members to enjoy––thanks to work done in late November by Carleton’s Arboretum staff and Zumbro Valley Forestry.
- November 9, 2007
Students, faculty, and staff at Carleton College represent a variety of religious backgrounds and faith orientations. The numerous religious groups that exist on campus, including the Carleton Islamic Association, Jewish Students at Carleton, Reformed Druids of North America, and the Carleton Christian Community, are a testament to this diversity.
- October 26, 2007
Dressed in a corduroy blazer and converse sneakers, writer and Carleton alumnus Dennis Cass ’90 personified the topic of his lecture on a recent visit to the College. Speaking about the juxtaposition of new and old cultural models to achieve occupational success, Cass moderated an informal advice session geared toward students considering a career in the arts.