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  • Welcome to Carleton
    Photo: Niko Duffy '13
    September 7, 2011

    Photo Feature: New Student Week 2011

    Carleton student photographer Niko Duffy '13 captured some images during Carleton's annual New Student Week, as the class of 2015 was introduced to Carleton, its traditions, and what they could expect during the coming four years of their college careers.

  • Honors Convocation 2011
    Photo: Andrew Walters '11
    May 27, 2011

    Photo Feature: Honors Convocation 2011

    An annual Carleton tradition marks the end of the academic year with the celebration of Honors Convocation, where students and faculty are honored for their outstanding achievements. Stephen Kelly, the Dye Family Professor of Music, gave the keynote address, "My Carleton Education." Carleton student photographer Andrew Walters '11 was there to capture some images from the event.

  • Blue Scholars
    Photo: Niko Duffy '13
    May 21, 2011

    Photo Feature: Spring Concert 2011

    Carleton student photographer Niko Duffy '13 captured one of the students' most-loved events of the school year, as Spring Concert 2011 featured a top line-up of bands and some well-deserved great weather behind the Recreation Center.

  • Ragamala at Carleton
    Photo: Khant Khant Kyaw '11
    May 18, 2011

    Photo Feature: Ragamala Dance Performance

    Student photographer Khant Khant Kyaw '11 captured some amazing images of the Ragamala Dance performance of Sthree, a stunning convergence of dance, music and text that brings to the present the beauty of the Sangam Period of history. The performance, inspired by Silappatikaram (The Anklet), the national epic of the Tamil people of southeastern India, was sponsored by a Minnesota State Art Grant and various Carleton departments, including religion and Asian studies.

  • April 19, 2011

    Carleton Students Unite for Three Spring Holidays

    This past March, Carleton students representing the College’s Jewish, Hindu, and Christian communities came together for what may be a first anywhere—a joint celebration of Jewish Purim, Hindu Holi, and Christian Mardi Gras—three holidays with diverse histories and meanings but that share a common joyous carnival spirit.

  • Chillin' for a Thrillin'
    February 12, 2011

    Video Feature: Carleton's Polar Plunge Team Raises $1,700 for Northfield Special Olympics

    The Carleton College "Thrillin for a Chillin" Polar Plunge squad raised more $1,700 for Northfield Area Special Olympics. The team, comprised of eight Carleton students and two Carleton staff members, participated in the state-wide event by plunging into the frigid waters in Rochester, Minn.

  • January 14, 2011

    Video Feature: GOP Beard Auction

    In what has become a Carleton tradition, the Gods of Plastic (GOP) Ultimate frisbee club team raffles off the chance to shave and cut the hair of team members. Selected team members don't shave in November and December, growing out their hair and facial hair for the two months before returning to campus. The fund-raising effort helps the club pay for their travels throughout the spring term. Satchel Kaplan-Allen '13 has the video feature on this unique and zany event held by the 2010 Division 3 Ultimate champions.

  • Carlos Gonzales '77
    Photo: H. Darr Beiser, USA Today
    January 12, 2011

    Gonzales '77 Delivers Blessing for Tucson Shooting Memorial

    Carlos Gonzales '77, a former Carleton Board of Trustee member and currently an associate professor and medical director at the University of Arizona College of Medicine's Family and Community Medical department, delivered the blessing at the recent memorial in honor of the six victims in the Tucson, Ariz., shooting tragedy. We have the video of the blessing.

  • Sister Helen Prejean speaks at the Opening Convocation of Winter Term 2011.
    Photo: Andrew Walters '11
    January 7, 2011

    Photo Feature: Helen Prejean Convocation

    Carleton's convocation series kicked off 2011 with a talk from Roman Catholic nun Sister Helen Prejean, author of the book Dead Man Walking, which was made into the Academy-Award winning feature movie of the same name. Prejean counsels death-row inmates and their families around the country, and has written her second book The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. The title of her presentation was "Dead Man Walking – The Journey Continues," and student photographer Andrew Walters '11 was there to capture the images.

  • December 1, 2010

    Josh Meltzer '95 Wins Prestigious PhotoPhilanthropy Award

    Josh Meltzer, Carleton Class of 1995 and currently a photojournalist-in-residence at Western Kentucky University’s School of Journalism and Broadcasting, recently won a PhotoPhilanthropy award for his project about the internal migration of indigenous people within Mexico. Meltzer was named the Professional Grand Prize Winner in PhotoPhilanthrophy’s 2010 Activist Awards. He received a $15,000 prize for the project about people who move from rural regions to large cities.

  • Whooping Cranes across from McKnight Prairie
    Photo: Nancy Braker
    September 15, 2010

    Whooping Cranes Make Rare Visit to Northfield

    What started as a typical day for Carleton College Cowling Arboretum director Nancy Braker turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when she received a phone call from a neighbor, alerting her to the presence of Whooping Cranes in the College-owned McKnight Prairie area this past Monday.

  • President Steven Poskanzer readies the audience for "Carleton, Our Alma Mater."
    Photo: Andrew Walters '11
    September 13, 2010

    Photo Feature: Opening Convocation 2010

    The start of the 2010-11 academic year began with the traditional opening convocation in Skinner Memorial Chapel on Monday, Sept. 13. Carleton media relations photographer Andrew Walters '11 was on hand to capture the pomp and circumstance of the event that begins with the faculty, in full academic regalia, marching from Laird Hall and across campus to the chapel. Jimmy Kolker '70 was the headline speaker and also marked new Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer's first full-campus event.