Skip Navigation

Professional News

  • October 17, 2012

    Bookstore Manager Tripp Ryder Named President of MIBA

    Congratulations to Tripp Ryder (Bookstore Trade Book Manager), who was named President of MIBA (Midwest Independent Booksellers Association) at its annual conference October 3-5. Tripp will serve as president through early October of 2013. MIBA is a regional not-for-profit trade association that includes locally owned and operated independent bookstores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, as well as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

  • July 3, 2012

    Josh Meltzer '95 Praised for Saving Three in Lake Superior Rip Tide

    Media outlets around the state of Minnesota are praising former Carleton College swim team captain Josh Meltzer, Class of 1995, with saving three people on Monday, who were caught in a dangerous rip tide off the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth.

    The Duluth News-Tribune reports that Meltzer pulled two women and a pre-teen girl out of Lake Superior after they were overcome by a rip current at Park Point.


  • May 31, 2012

    Aparna Ramaswamy '97 and the Ragamala Dance Company Awarded Prestigious McKnight Fellowship

    Just four months after being named the 2011 Artist of the Year by the Star Tribune, Aparna Ramaswamy, Carleton Class of 1997, and her mother Renee Ramaswamy, have been awarded a prestigious McKnight Fellowship. The mother and daughter are the artistic directors, choreographers, and principal dancers of the internationally renowned Ragamala Dance Company and School. Full details on the award can be found in today's edition of the Star Tribune.

  • April 2, 2012

    Carleton's Semaphore Repertory Dance Company Selected to Perform at the National College Dance Festival

    Carleton's Semaphore Repertory Dance Company has been honored by a national panel of adjudicators by being selected to perform in the Gala Concert at the Central Regional American College Dance Festival in Washington, D.C.

    Held May 25-27, American College Dance Festival Association's 2012 National College Dance Festival presents three concerts featuring some of the finest dance works selected from colleges and universities throughout the country. Each concert showcases approximately ten dances, with a total of thirty schools participating in the Festival galas.  


  • February 29, 2012

    Carleton Announces Faculty Promotions

    The Carleton College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of eleven faculty members, effective September 1, 2012.

  • February 29, 2012

    Carleton Awards Tenure to Five Faculty Members

    Five members of the Carleton College faculty have been awarded tenure by the Board of Trustees, as announced by Beverly Nagel, Dean of the College. Effective September 1, 2012, these five faculty members will become associate professors in their academic department.

  • Aparna and Ranee Ramaswamy of the Ragamala Dance Company
    Photo: Tom Wallace, Star Tribune
    January 1, 2012

    Star Tribune Awards Top Artistic Honors to Aparna Ramaswamy '97 and her Mother, Directors of the Ragamala Dance Company

    Aparna Ramaswamy, Carleton Class of 1997, and her mother, Ranee Ramaswamy, have been named the 2011 Artist of the Year by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The mother and daughter are the artistic directors, choreographers, and principal dancers of the internationally renowned Ragamala Dance Company and School. The 1/1/12 edition of the Star Tribune honors "Ragamala artistic directors Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy in a year that included the creation of substantial new work, national touring, a showcase at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and rave reviews from all over."

    "The artistic directors of Ragamala Dance use their art form as a prism to refract both the ancient and the modern," writes reporter Caroline Palmer. "The choreographers, ages 59 and 35, continued to advance their dance form into the 21st century, winning kudos for a vibrant modern-day vision born out of ancient Indian tradition. This is why the Star Tribune has selected these impressive women as Artists of the Year." The complete article can be found here.

    Aparna Ramaswamy is a 1997 graduate of Carleton College, where she earned a BA in international relations and political economy.

  • October 24, 2011

    Deborah Gross, Debby Walser-Kuntz, and Student Collaborators Present at American Association for Aerosol Research National Meeting

    Deborah Gross (Associate Professor of Chemistry) and Debby Walser-Kuntz (Professor of Biology) co-authored a talk presented at the American Association for Aerosol Research National Meeting, entitled "Particulate Matter and Asthma Triggers in Homes: A Combined Civic Engagement and Research Project for Undergraduate Students." The talk focused on a joint ACE project in CHEM 100 (Fall 2010) and BIO 310 (Winter 2011) that is ongoing. Gross also presented a talk entitled "Characterization of Particle Emissions from Great Lakes Shipping and Other Sources" with undergraduate co-authors Alison Smyth ('12) and Samantha Thompson ('11), as well as collaborators from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and St. Louis University.
  • February 18, 2011

    Carleton Community Concludes Another Successful United Way Drive

    The Carleton community announces the successful conclusion of the College's 2010 United Way Drive, raising a total of $80,276 on 237 pledges and gifts. This sum exceeds both our 2010 goal of $79,500 and our previous campus record of $77,346. Beyond those dollars and cents, the Carleton community's gifts will help the Northfield Area United Way provide much-needed support to local programs that in turn provide critical help to our friends and neighbors.

  • February 11, 2011

    Video Produced by Leigh-Anne Borkowski '11 Featured on U.S. Figure Skating Website

    A short video produced by Leigh-Anne Borkowski '11 (Elverta, Calif.) is featured on the National U.S. Figure Skating Association website. The video was shot on January 18, 2011, at the third annual Skating Night at the Depot, co-sponsored by the Department of Alumni Affairs and the Northfield Skating School.To view the video on the U.S. Figure Skating website, click here.

    Celebrating National Skating Month, Borkowski's video features members of the Northfield Skating School, founded, owned and operated by Carleton College alumna Carey Tinkelenberg '05. For more information on the Northfield Skating School, visit

  • November 29, 2010

    The Scout Report Praises Carleton's Digital Media Archive

    The Scout Report, a weekly publication offering a selection of new and newly discovered Internet resources of interest to researchers and educators, praises Carleton's Digital Media Archive (Vol. 16, No. 47, 11/24/10). Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, the Scout Report notes "Carleton College has a wealth of archives related to events that have taken place on their campus, and they are now in the process of offering these materials online."

  • Carey Tinkelenberg '05
    July 2, 2010

    Carey Tinkelenberg '05 Earns Master Rating from the Professional Skaters Association

    Carey Tinkelenberg '05 (psychology), founder and director of the Northfield Skating School, recently became the youngest program director in the Professional Skaters Association  to earn a Master rating.