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  • Dr. Carolyn H. Livingston, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
    March 20, 2015

    Carleton Names Emory's Livingston As New Dean of Students

    Dr. Carolyn H. Livingston, currently senior associate vice president for campus life and Title IX coordinator for students at Emory University (Ga.), has been named Carleton College’s new vice president for student life and dean of students. Livingston replaces Hudlin Wagner, who announced her retirement in September, effective at the end of the current academic year. Livingston will assume her new post June 22, 2015.

  • The Counterfactuals, featuring Andy Flory, Jason Decker, Daniel Groll, and Mike Fuerstein.
    March 11, 2015

    'Prof rockers' The Counterfactuals selected to perform at 2015 MN Music Summit

    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—have been selected to appear as part of the 2015 Minnesota Music Summit, sponsored annually by the Minnesota Music Coalition. The Counterfactuals will perform along with nationally-acclaimed musical artists Fathom Lane and Chastity Brown on Friday, April 10 at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul, Minn.

  • March 2, 2015

    Orchestra celebrates the winter season with a special performance

    On Friday, March 6 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall, the Carleton College Orchestra, led by Hector Valdivia, will celebrate the winter season with a special performance featuring Robert Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro Brillante, Op. 13 b; a world premiere performance of How to Build Fences and Gates, a work for orchestra and electronics by visiting composer Jeffrey Treviño; and Gustav Mahler’s titanic Symphony No. 1.

  • James F. Person
    February 23, 2015

    Deputy Director of the North Korea International Project presents “How Do We Know What We Think We Know About North Korea?”

    On Tuesday, March 3 from 5 to 6 p.m., Carleton College will present a public lecture by James F. Person, Deputy Director of the Wilson Center North Korea International Documentation Project, entitled “How Do We Know What We Think We Know About North Korea? Using Archival Records of Former Communist Allies to Challenge the Received Wisdom.” Person’s presentation will take place in Leighton Hall, Room 304.

  • February 23, 2015

    Gary Wynia Memorial Lecture uncovers "The Crisis of Political Representation in Latin America"

    The 2015 Carleton College Gary Wynia Memorial Lecture, entitled "The Crisis of Political Representation in Latin America," will be presented on Friday, Feb. 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum by esteemed Cornell University professor Ken Roberts. A reception will follow Roberts' presentation. This event is free and open to the public.

  • February 23, 2015

    History lecture focuses on Islam’s origins in light of new Papyrus evidence

    Carleton will present well-known Near East historian and author Fred Donner on Friday, Feb. 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 304. His lecture, entitled “Islam’s Origins in the Light of New Papyrus Evidence,” is free and open to the public.

  • Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC)
    February 23, 2015

    Convocation presented by Saru Jayaraman, founder of Restaurant Opportunities Center, seeing to improve wages and working conditions for restaurant workers

    Saru Jayaraman, founder of Restaurant Opportunities Centers, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, Feb. 27 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Behind the Kitchen Door,” her presentation draws attention to servers, bussers, runners, cooks, and dishwashers across the country struggling to support themselves and their families under the shockingly exploitative conditions that exist in most restaurants.

    This event is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.

  • February 23, 2015

    Carleton presents “The Odyssey: A Folk Opera,” an original musical adaptation of Homer’s classic tale told in 24 short songs

    Carleton College will present a performance of Joe Goodkin’s original musical composition, “The Odyssey: A Folk Opera,” on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Goodkin’s 30-minute adaptation for solo voice and acoustic baritone guitar and voice tells the story of Homer's “Odyssey” in a series of 24 short songs, invoking the spirit of the ancient Greek bards who originally brought forth the timeless stories of Odysseus and the heroes of the Trojan War. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Renowned Catholic poet and peace activist, Rose Berger
    February 23, 2015

    Renowned Catholic poet and peace activist Rose Berger to speak on social activism and faith

    Renowned Catholic poet and peace activist Rose Berger will present "When Your Faith Gets You in Trouble: Sojourners and Other Strange Stories" on Tuesday, March 3 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. An award-winning religion journalist, author, public speaker, poet, and Catholic who specializes in writing about spirituality and art, social justice, war and peace, Berger is senior associate editor and regular columnist at Sojourners Magazine, the national ecumenical magazine based in Washington, D.C. that focuses on "faith in action for social justice."

    In her lecture, Berger will speak about three times her faith got her in trouble -- and invite questions from the audience to engage in discussion about social and spiritual issues that matter to us. This event is free is open to the public. 

  • Paul Dimick '12, Peace Corps Volunteer
    February 18, 2015

    Carleton Ranks Second in Peace Corps Volunteers for 2014

    Carleton College moved up to the No. 2 position on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing small colleges and universities across the country. With 17 alumni currently serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers, the school made its fourth consecutive appearance on the list. Carleton ranked second behind Gonzaga University (Wash.) and its 20 alumni among schools and universities of 5,000 or less undergraduate students. Since the agency was created in 1961, 496 Carleton graduates have made a difference as Peace Corps volunteers.

  • February 15, 2015

    Carleton announces Winter 2015 Herbert P. Lefler Lecture, “New York is like Johannesburg: The Global Dimensions of the African American Freedom Movement”

    The public is invited to attend Carleton College’s Winter 2015 Herbert P. Lefler Lecture on Monday, Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m. in Leighton Hall Room 305. This year’s lecture, entitled “New York is like Johannesburg: The Global Dimensions of the African American Freedom Movement,” will be presented by Kevin Gaines, a professor of history at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

  • February 15, 2015

    The Carleton Players present Naomi Wallace’s “The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek”

    The Carleton Players' production of award-winning playwright, screenwriter and poet Naomi Wallace’s “The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek,” continues with performances at 7:30 p.m. nightly Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28, along with a Sunday matinee performance at 2 p.m. on March 1.

    Performances, presented in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater, are free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at carleton.tixato.com/buy/.