- September 18, 2012
Over the course of two days at the end of September, Carleton College will host an innovative conference entitled “Visual Learning: Transforming the Liberal Arts.” The event brings together leaders from 42 esteemed institutions around the nation—academics representing a variety of disciplines, as well as graduate students, museum curators, photographers, photojournalists, graphic artists, film-makers, technologists, and musicians. What this diverse group of people has in common is the ever-growing realization of the significance of visual learning in the liberal arts.
- September 17, 2012
Memorial Hall, one of two full-scale student residential facilities that opened at Carleton College in 2009, is being renamed Ardis and Robert James Hall in recognition of the financial commitment made to Carleton by the James family, including Board of Trustees member Cathy James Paglia ’74. The new name honors Cathy Paglia’s parents, Ardis and Robert James, who have a long history of generously supporting a number of nonprofits and educational institutions through their family foundation, the Robert and Ardis James Foundation.
- September 14, 2012
Carleton College will present Patty Webster, a longtime volunteer in rural Peru and the founder and president of Amazon Promise, as its weekly convocation speaker on Friday, September 21. Webster, who has devoted her life to bringing medical aid and educational opportunities to the people of the Peruvian Amazon, wiil speak about her path into volunteer work and the benefits of a life of service, as well as her expertise in cultural preservation and charitable program development. Convocation is held from 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, and is free and open to the public. Webster's presentation will also be streamed online and can be found at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/carletonadmin.portal#.
- September 10, 2012
Carleton College’s Perlman Teaching Museum opens the 2012-13 academic year with an exhibit highlighting new works by six studio art faculty members. Ibid. (Referencing Carleton Collections) will be on display in the Braucher Gallery in the Weitz Center for Creativity from September 14 through November 14, 2012. Entry to the exhibit is free and open to the public.
- September 7, 2012
Carleton College is very pleased to present Havana, Cuba’s acclaimed choral music ensemble El Coro Shalom on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. This not-to-be-missed performance is free and open to the public.
- September 5, 2012
Carleton College is pleased to announce that Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will be the featured speaker at its annual all-college assembly celebrating the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year. Opening Convocation will be held on Monday, September 10 at 3 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel; this event is free and open to the public. It will also be streamed online, viewable at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/carletonadmin.portal#.
- August 31, 2012
Today, the Huffington Post named Carleton College to its list of the "Top Ten Colleges with the Happiest Students." This latest installment of the 2013 Unigo College Rankings highlights those campuses with students "who overwhelmingly voted that they were as happy as could be!" The ranking also refers to Carleton as "an incredibly well-regarded" liberal arts school. Unigo's complete profile of the College can be found here.
- August 28, 2012
Next week, Carleton College will welcome 531 members of the Class of 2016. Each year, New Student Week at the College includes a variety of activities designed to familiarize incoming freshmen with the campus and with each other. But this year’s New Student Week will feature a unique opportunity—hands-on training for CPR and AED, providing all students with the tools necessary to respond to heart-related medical emergencies. On Wednesday, September 5 from 11 a.m. until noon in the Carleton Recreation Center, the College plans to train the 531 incoming freshmen (along with over another hundred students, Hall Directors, and Resident Assistants) for CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and on the use of automated external defibrillators, or AEDs.
- August 25, 2012
On Tuesday, September 4, Carleton College welcomes the Class of 2016 to campus. There are 531 students in the class, selected from a pool of 5,856 applicants. The students represent 45 states and 18 countries, with 99 students coming from Minnesota, followed by Illinois (57), California (52), Wisconsin (37), Massachusetts (29), New York (24), Washington (18), Texas (13), and Connecticut and Ohio (10 each).
- August 10, 2012
Carleton College's Perlman Teaching Museum, located in the Weitz Center for Creativity, is featured in a MN Original episode entitled "Museums Creating Community." Produced with the Minnesota Association of Museums, the episode looks at the role and value of museums as they reflect their communities, preserve traditions and inspire generations. Minnesota has over 600 museums, representing a diverse array of perspectives and artistic genres, as well as numerous chapters in the state's history.
- August 6, 2012
Today Newsweek magazine released its list of "2012's Best Colleges for You" and Carleton College is featured twice -- ranking as one of the top five "happiest" campuses in the nation, as well as one of the most "rigorous" colleges academically. The rankings reflect the Carleton's passion for working hard, while appreciating the importance of having fun and enjoying life both in and out of the classroom.
- August 2, 2012
Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges will use a new grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to explore how increased institutional collaboration could enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of services provided to students, faculty, and staff. The $50,000 grant will support a number of planning activities beginning this summer, and will enable the two colleges to examine the opportunities and challenges related to expanded collaboration.