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  • Lewis Hyde
    January 10, 2014

    Carleton Convocation Debates The Cultural Ownership of Art and Ideas

    Scholar, essayist, translator, cultural critic, and writer Lewis Hyde will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Jan. 17 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In his presentation, entitled “Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership,” Hyde will describe a rich tradition in which knowledge was assumed to be commonwealth, not a private preserve, and reveal a vision of how to reclaim the commonwealth of art and ideas that we were meant to inherit. This event is free and open to the public; convocations are also streamed online at

  • Debora Shuger, UCLA
    January 10, 2014

    Carleton’s Schuster Lectureship Discusses “Censorship and Cultural Sensibility”

    The Carleton College Department of English will present its 2014 Schuster Lectureship on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. The lecture, entitled “Censorship and Cultural Sensibility,” will be presented by Debora Shuger, Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles. This event is free and open to the public.

  • "Circular Color Scheme: Walmart" by artist Richard Garrison
    January 10, 2014

    Lifeloggers Art Exhibit Documents The Artistry Of Everyday Human Existence

    A new art exhibit at in the Carleton College Perlman Teaching Museum takes the seemingly mundane elements of human existence and presents them in a manner that reveals the beauty in the paradoxical banality and complexity of our everyday lives. Featuring works by twelve contemporary artists, “Lifeloggers: Chronicling The Everyday” demonstrates how these artists document their creative process and, as a result, uncover the artistic complexities of human existence. Admission to the Perlman Teaching Museum is free.

  • Northfield Climate Summit
    January 4, 2014

    Carleton, St. Olaf and Northfield Community Come Together for Public Climate Summit

    Carleton, St. Olaf and the Northfield Community will come together on Saturday, Jan. 18 to present the Northfield Area Climate Summit, a free community-led information and discussion forum for area residents, businesses and institutions. Featuring keynote speaker meteorologist Paul Douglas, the Summit will be held at St. Olaf College in the Buntrock Commons and is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested and can be made here.

  • A canopy of frost
    Photo: Eric Sieger
    January 4, 2014

    Carleton To Start Winter Term As Scheduled Monday

    Carleton College will open as scheduled for the start of Winter Term on Monday, January 6. College officials will continue to monitor the weather situation closely and communicate any changes to students via email and the CarlAlert emergency notification system. We will also post updates via our social media feeds (Twitter and Facebook).

  • Paul Bogard '89, author of "The End Of Night"
    January 2, 2014

    Paul Bogard '89 presents "The End of Night: Searching For Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light"

    Writer, professor and environmentalist Paul Bogard, Class of 1989, will speak about his book "The End of Night: Searching For Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light" on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. in Boliou Hall Room 104. Bogard blends personal narrative, natural history, science, and history to shed light on the importance of darkness—what we've lost, what we still have, and what we might regain—and the simple ways we can reduce the brightness of our nights tonight. A promotional video for the book can be viewed here. This event is free and open to public.


  • Sister Simone Campbell
    December 28, 2013

    Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, to Present First Convocation of 2014

    Sister Simone Campbell will present Carleton College’s first convocation of 2014 on Friday, January 10 from 10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Sister Campbell is a passionate advocate for working together to close the gap between rich and poor and to dismantle policies rooted in racism, greed and violence. Her presentation is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at

  • "Minimally Decent People" by The Counterfactuals
    December 12, 2013

    First single from The Counterfactuals' debut album selected as The Current's "Song of the Day"

    Only two days after the digital release of their debut album, “Minimally Decent People,” Carleton and St. Olaf College “prof rockers” The Counterfactuals are pleased to announce that the first single from the album has been selected as the “Song of the Day” by national music tastemakers Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current.

  • Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer (left) and St. Olaf President David R. Anderson
    Photo: Tom Roster
    December 10, 2013

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards St. Olaf and Carleton $1.4 million Collaboration Grant

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carleton College and St. Olaf College a $1.4 million grant to support increased institutional collaboration. The award funds a four-year project to advance collaboration in library services, information technology, management operations, and academic programs. The project—Broadening the Bridge: Leading Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges into a More Collaborative Future—builds on efforts that began in 2012 with a planning grant from the Foundation. A joint planning team identified the most promising opportunities for collaboration between the two institutions.

  • The Counterfactuals, featuring Andy Flory, Jason Decker, Daniel Groll, and Mike Fuerstein.
    December 10, 2013

    'Prof Rockers' The Counterfactuals Release Their Debut Album

    The Counterfactuals, a rock band comprised of three Carleton professors and a professor hailing from nearby St. Olaf College, have released their highly anticipated debut album. Entitled "Minimally Decent People," a digital version of the album is now available for download here. A CD and vinyl LP version are also available for pre-order.

  • Holiday Treats
    November 21, 2013

    Carleton College’s Annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale Carries On in the Weitz Center

    Carleton College’s annual holiday Craft and Custodial Bake Sale will take place on Friday, December 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Class of 1980 Commons of the Weitz Center for Creativity. A wide variety of hand-crafted items and baked goods will be available for purchase, including wool mittens, garden art, wreaths, rugs, alpaca products, jewelry, afghans, purses, aprons, baskets, outerwear, candles, and much more. Each vendor’s entrance fee will be donated to the Carleton College Custodial Scholarship Fund. This popular annual event is free and open to the public.

  • Northfield GIVES at The Grand
    November 14, 2013

    Northfield 'Give to the Max' at The Grand

    As part of Minnesota's "Give to the Max Day," the public is invited to celebrate area non-profits and the season of giving with a special event at The Grand Event Center from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight. Attendees can learn more about over twenty area non-profit organizations, and enjoy free food and cash bar along with a line-up of entertainment presented by a local magician, the Carleton Juggling F.I.S.H. Club, the St. Olaf College Swing Dance Club, and dancing to the sounds of Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders (recently voted Southern Minnesota's 'best bar band' by Southern MN 'Scene' magazine). The event is open to all ages and admission is free with a Give to the Max Day donation of $10 or more to the organization of your choice.