- April 19, 2011
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.
- February 12, 2011
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
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.
- January 12, 2011
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.
- January 7, 2011
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, 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.
- September 15, 2010
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.
- September 13, 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.
- September 10, 2010
Last week, the Carleton College campus welcomed its newest members, the class of 2014. These newest Carls participated in New Student Week, capped by the traditional opening frisbee toss by the Carleton President, Steven G. Poskanzer. Niko Duffy '13 recorded the action throughout the orientation activities and posted a photo gallery of all the happenings.
- June 28, 2010
Rolling north through Northfield and Carleton’s Cowling Arboretum is the Cannon River. Although often enjoyed by sunbathers and fishermen along its banks, many people don’t think of the Cannon as a means of transportation. This spring, three friends and I canoed the Cannon from downtown Northfield—and on to Red Wing, Minnesota, where it joins the mighty Mississippi River. The journey lasted 13 hours and covered an ever-changing tableau of landscapes and wildlife.
- June 22, 2010
Stomping around the Siberian Arctic is an unlikely way for Carls to spend their summer. Nevertheless, thanks to Max Holmes, the 2008-2009 Chesley Distinguished Visiting Associate Professor of Biology and founder of the Polaris Project, three Carleton students will be traveling across the globe this July for a first-hand look at how climate change is impacting a unique Arctic ecosystem.
- June 22, 2010
Carleton students like to keep busy—and many Carls are looking forward to summers nearly as jam-packed as the school year. This summer, my fellow Carls have plans to travel the world, pursue goals both academic and otherwise, and live the sort of adventures that make our college years such an exciting and unique part of life.