- September 7, 2004
John Harrington, the chief of the St. Paul Police Department, will give the opening convocation address at 3 p.m. on Monday, September 13, at Skinner Memorial Chapel at Carleton. The title of his address is "Acting with Audacity." The event is free and open to the public.
- August 31, 2004
Carleton welcomes the Class of 2008 with the start of New Student Week on Wednesday, Sept. 8. There are 491 students in the class, selected from a pool of 4,899 applicants. They represent 46 states and 23 countries, with 127 students coming from Minnesota, followed by Illinois (41), Wisconsin (30) and California (27).
- August 19, 2004
Carleton placed fifth overall in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s annual rankings of the best national liberal arts colleges. The College also ranked first in alumni giving, a measure of alumni satisfaction with the school, for the third consecutive year.
- July 22, 2004
Carleton President Robert A. Oden Jr. was featured in a segment on the television program Minnesota Bound on Sunday, August 1, at 10:30 p.m. on KARE-TV (Channel 11 in the Twin Cities). The show will be rebroadcast later on Call of the Wild, a program on the Outdoor Channel. Oden, an avid fly-fisherman, taught a Rec Center class on fly-fishing this spring to about 30 students and staff. A crew from Minnesota Bound attended the class and took Oden fishing at one of southeast Minnesota's best trout streams.
- July 1, 2004
About 50 high-achieving American Indian students got a crash course in getting into college as part of the College Horizons program hosted by Carleton College. The five-day workshop held at the end of June gave a select group of rising juniors and seniors a chance to learn the intricacies of interviewing, applying, and getting financial aid at top institutions across the nation.
- June 30, 2004
The Executive Committee of the Carleton College Board of Trustees recently named Beverlee DeCoux to the position of treasurer of the Board and interim vice president and treasurer, effective July 1, 2004. DeCoux will succeed Barbara L. Johnson, who served as vice president and treasurer from June 2000 to June 2004. DeCoux will serve in this position until a permanent successor is named.
- June 29, 2004
Carleton has been named the recipient of an $800,000 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to fund a major new project, the Carleton Interdisciplinary Science and Math Initiative (CISMI), which will be directed by Professor of Chemistry Trish Ferrett. This new initiative includes funding of summer student research, course and lab development, laboratory equipment, and the summer math and science program for enrolled students before their first year at Carleton.
- June 29, 2004
Frederick A. Rogers, a 1972 Carleton graduate and the former chief financial officer of Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University, has been appointed vice president for business and finance and treasurer at Carleton. He will begin his new position on August 30.
- June 16, 2004
The film "Earth and Ashes" (Terre et Cendres, also known by its original title Khâkestar-o-Khâk), the winner of the Regard vers l’avenir prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, will premiere in the United States on Saturday, June 19, at 9:30 p.m. at Southgate Cinema in Northfield. The film is 105 minutes long and has English subtitles. It is being shown as part of Carleton's Reunion weekend festivities, and is free and open to the public.
- June 9, 2004
Carleton will award the bachelor of arts degree to 457 graduating seniors at the 130th annual commencement exercises at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, on the lawn west of Hulings Hall on the Carleton campus. In case of severe weather, commencement will be held indoors at the Recreation Center. Commencement weekend schedule
- June 8, 2004
Carleton will hold the fourth annual Lighten Up event, a year-end sale to benefit Northfield community organizations. Sponsored by Carleton’s ACT Center and Office of Residential Life, the event will be held Thursday–Saturday, June 17–19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Carleton’s West Gym.
- June 7, 2004
President Robert A. Oden Jr. was featured in the June 7 issue of the Saint Paul Pioneer Press, in a story about a fly-fishing class he taught this spring at Carleton's Lyman Lakes through the Recreation Center. Senior Dan Poppy was quoted in the story: "Three lessons are enough to whet my appetite. Fly-fishing has always seemed like a very romantic pastime," he said. "And it didn't hurt that it was taught by President Oden. He represents all the ideals we value at Carleton, such as creativity and search for knowledge… and not taking yourself too seriously. This is the perfect example." The story was picked up by newspapers across the nation.