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  • 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.

  • July 2, 2010

    Irene Koplinka-Loehr '10 Awarded Scholarship to Medical School for International Health

    Irene Koplinka-Loehr '10 (Ithaca, N.Y.), who recently was awarded a BA in studio art cum laude and was a featured speaker at Carleton's 136th commencement ceremony, is one of three recipients of a $10,000 scholarship designated for first year students at the Medical School for International Health, a collaboration of the Columbia University Medical Center and Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

  • June 22, 2010

    Carleton Students Receive State Department Critical Language Scholarships

    Carleton College students Alison Lisi ‘12 (Huntington Woods, Mich.) and Ben Tyler ‘11 (Sanbornton, N.H.) have been awarded U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) for the summer of 2010. They are two of the 575 American students, selected from over five thousand applicants, who will study languages deemed by the State Department to be of critical importance. Tyler will study Russian in Russia; Lisi will study Arabic in Jordan.

  • May 26, 2010

    Carleton Student One of 30 in Nation to Receive Gilder Lehrman History Scholarship

    Carleton College junior Dustin Goldberger ’11 (Creve Coeur, Mo.) is one of thirty students in the nation to have been accepted to the 2010 Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program. The program, which supports and identifies top undergraduate majors in American history from around the United States, allows students to participate in an intensive one-week history program in New York City this June.

  • May 13, 2010

    Sophomore Rae Wood Finalist in 2010 ACM Nick Adams Short Story Contest

    A story written by Rae Wood, a sophomore from Shorewood, Minn., was selected as one of six finalists in the 2010 Nick Adams Short Story Contest. Wood's submission, "where the road does not lead you," was one of 43 entries in the contest, which has been held annually since 1973 by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), a consortium of 14 private liberal arts colleges including Beloit College, Carleton College, Coe College, The Colorado College, Cornell College, Grinnell College, Knox College, Lake Forest College, Lawrence University, Luther College, Macalester College, Monmouth College, Ripon College, and St. Olaf College. The Nick Adams Contest carries with it a first prize of $1,000, made possible through a generous gift from an anonymous donor. This year the award was given to St. Olaf College junior Andrew Watt.