- 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.
- June 6, 2004
The Carleton College Board of Trustees recently promoted eight professors to endowed chair positions at the College. They are: Marion E. Cass, the Charles “Jim” and Marjorie Kade Professor of the Sciences; Roger R. Jackson, the Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. Professor of Religion and the Liberal Arts; James McDonnell, the Class of 1941 Professor of English and the Liberal Arts; Beverly Nagel, the Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Social Sciences; John Roger Paas, the William H. Laird Professor of German and the Liberal Arts; Bruce R. Thomas, the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences; William J. Titus, the John E. Sawyer Professor of Physics and Liberal Learning; and Ruth Weiner, the Class of 1944 Professor of Theater and the Liberal Arts.
- June 4, 2004
Carleton is heading down the homestretch of its annual fund drive and once again the College hopes to remain first in the country in alumni giving.
- June 4, 2004
The Carleton women's Ultimate Frisbee team, Syzygy, placed second at the national tournament held in Seattle last weekend. The men's team, CUT, tied for ninth. Senior Miranda Roth was named the recipient of the Callahan award, which goes to the most valuable player in Ultimate competition. Full results and recaps are now available.
- May 28, 2004
Carleton’s annual triathlon will occur on Thursday, June 3. Organized by Carleton’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), the triathlon will include swimming in Carleton’s West Gym, bicycling through Rice and Goodhue counties, and running through Carleton’s Arboretum. The first event will begin at approximately 7 a.m. and the triathlon is expected to last through mid-afternoon.
- May 27, 2004
The Carleton College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of 20 faculty members and the appointment of seven faculty members to emeritus ranking.
- May 24, 2004
Carleton has been selected as the site for a proposed 2004 televised general election presidential debate sponsored by the Citizens’ Debate Commission, as announced at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 24.