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  • The Carleton Players present Machinal
    February 20, 2014

    The Carleton Players present Sophie Treadwell’s riveting play, “Machinal”

    The Carleton Players will present American playwright Sophie Treadwell’s riveting play, “Machinal,” inspired by the real life case of convicted and executed murderer Ruth Snyder.  The final two final performances are tonight and tomorrow night, February 28 and March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. Performances are free and open to the public but reservations are recommended and can be made online at

  • February 20, 2014

    Annual Wynia Memorial Lecture asks “What Is Wrong with Mexico’s Democracy”

    Claudio Holzner, Carleton Class of 1990, will present the annual Wynia Memorial Lecture on Friday, Feb. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Carleton College Gould Library Athenaeum. Entitled “What Is Wrong with Mexico’s Democracy,” the lecture will chronicle the extent of ongoing vote-buying, corruption, and weak electoral and judicial institutions in the governance of Mexican democracy. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Thomas Bonner
    February 20, 2014

    Carleton Names Thomas Bonner as Vice President for External Relations

    Thomas Bonner, current vice president for advancement at Macalester College, has accepted the position as Carleton College’s vice president for external relations. He will begin his position at Carleton in early April.

    “I’m delighted that Thomas has agreed to bring his remarkable set of professional skills and personal qualities to Carleton,” Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer said. “I know he will forge powerful connections with alumni and friends of the College and—as he has done at every institution where he has worked—bring our fundraising and outreach efforts to new levels of success.”

  • Montage of Minnesota Vets featured in The Telling Project
    February 20, 2014

    Veterans Share Their Stories in The Telling Project

    In Minnesota alone, 1 in 13 adults are veterans—and all have compelling stories to tell. On Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m., six Minnesota veterans will bring their stories to Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity Theater in Telling: Minnesota, an original three-act play based on their experiences. A reception and 30-minute moderated discussion with the cast immediately follows the play. The event is free and open to the public, but ticket reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made online at

  • Lauren Sofen '10, Peace Corps Volunteer
    February 14, 2014

    Carleton Earns Spot on Peace Corps’ Annual Top Schools Rankings

    For the third year in a row, Carleton College has earned a spot on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing small colleges and universities across the country. With 16 alumni currently serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers, the school ranks No. 3, up five spots from last year. Since the agency was created in 1961, 489 Carleton graduates have made a difference as Peace Corps volunteers. This marks the third time since 2003 Carleton has ranked in the top five for number of volunteers among small colleges, and the seventh time it has placed in the top 10.

  • Immigration 101: Panel Forum on Minnesota's New Immigration Laws
    February 14, 2014

    Public Invited to attend Immigration 101: Panel Forum on Minnesota’s New Immigration Laws

    The public is invited to attend a panel discussion entitled “Immigration 101,” a look at Minnesota’s new immigration laws and what they mean for Northfield students, families and employers. This event will take place Monday, Feb. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. The free forum will feature short presentations by an expert panel, followed by audience questions and discussion. There will also be a reception with light refreshments, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Carleton Humanities Center. Everyone is welcome. Headsets will also be available for simultaneous Spanish translation.

  • Northfield Community Contra Dance
    February 14, 2014

    Kick Up Your Heels at the 9th Annual Northfield Winter Stomp! Contra Dance

    The public is invited to dance away the winter’s chill at the 9th annual Winter Stomp! Contra Dance, taking place Friday, Feb. 21 at the Northfield Armory, located at 6th and Division Streets in downtown Northfield.

  • Author and organic farmer David 'Mas' Masumoto
    February 14, 2014

    Meet acclaimed author and organic farmer David ‘Mas’ Masumoto

    Carleton College will present an evening with acclaimed author and organic farmer David ‘Mas’ Masumoto, the C. Angus Wurtele Distinguished Visitor in Environmental Studies, on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Larson Meeting Room 236. Masumoto is an organic farmer in California, whose farming techniques have been employed by farmers across the nation. He is also an award-winning author and columnist for the Fresno Bee and the Sacramento Bee. In 2013 was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Council on the Arts. Following Masumoto’s presentation, entitled “How A Peach Changed Everything,” he will sign copies of his books, which will be available for purchase at the event. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Journalist and cultural critic Joan Morgan
    February 14, 2014

    Hip-Hop Feminist Journalist Joan Morgan Discusses the Changing Dynamics of Race and Ethnicity in America

    Pioneering hip-hop journalist and provocative cultural critic Joan Morgan will present the weekly convocation address at Carleton College on Friday, Feb. 21 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Is America ‘Post-Racial’?,” Morgan’s presentation will take a look at the changing racial and ethnic composition of America. This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at

  • February 11, 2014

    Carleton College Awarded Funding for Continuation of Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carleton College a grant of $420,000 to continue the College's Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program. The Foundation created the Mellon Mays program to foster the undergraduate and graduate educations of talented students belonging to populations that have historically been underrepresented in the American humanities professoriate. Carleton's grant will provide academic-year and summer stipends to up to 20 undergraduate Fellows who will work on humanities education, research, and training. The grant runs through October 2017.

  • February 10, 2014

    Chinese Music Ensemble Wins 4 Awards at 2014 Huain Cup International Chinese Instrument Competition

    Four members of Carleton's esteemed Chinese Music Ensemble were recently honored at the 2014 Huain Cup International Chinese Instrument Competition at the Le Petit Trianon Theatre in San Jose, Calif. A panel comprised of elite musicians and music scholars from the People's Republic of China awarded a Gold Medal to Yawen Chen '15 (China) on the Dizi (Chinese bamboo flute); a Silver Medal to Vicky Wu '17 (China) on the Guzheng (Chinese zither);  and Bronze Medals to Xiaodi Wang '16 (China) on the Erhu (Chinese fiddle) and Ken Wang '15 (Canada) on the Sanxian (Chinese banjo).

  • Chiara String Quartet
    Photo: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
    February 9, 2014

    Carleton College Presents Rare Two-Night Appearance by World Renowned Chiara String Quartet

    In a rare and spectacular two-night event, Carleton College will present the renowned Chiara String Quartet, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Considered to be one of the foremost musical ensembles in the world, the Chiara String Quartet will be performing one of the most influential and masterful collections of musical works by a single composer of the 20th century, Béla Bartók’s six string quartets. Both performances are free and open to the public.