Elsewhere

  • Jake Phillips '07 was featured in a March 4 Brainerd (Minn.) Dispatch article titled "Balancing act: BHS grad posting big numbers on and off the court at Carleton." The article highlighted Phillips' first year as part of the Carleton men's basketball team starting lineup. "Jake had a standout first year," said head basketball coach Guy Kalland. "He's going to be a dynamite point guard next year."

  • Jake Titus '06 was featured in a March 3 Star Tribune article titled "Campaiging for Kucinich." Titus is helping to raise campus awareness of the presidential campaign of Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). "You can make changes and you can make people believe in change. That's really why I thought it was valuable to do things for Kucinich," Titus said.

  • Paul Thiboutot, dean of admissions, was quoted in a March 3 Star Tribune article titled "Senior wants fairer grades," which discussed the merits of a weighted grade system at the high school level. Thiboutot noted that Carleton admission officers spend time gauging what kind of classes applicants took, and said, "We're not admitting kids based on a particular GPA or rank. We figure out what that GPA or rank represents."

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a March 2 Newsday article about Senator John Kerry's potential sweep in the Super Tuesday caucuses. "I think Edwards will be competitive, but at this point, competitive isn't enough," Schier said.

  • Barrie Osborne '66 was featured in the Star Tribune, Saint Paul Pioneer Press, and on multiple Twin Cities television news programs after winning the Oscar for Best Picture for "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" on February 29. Osborne was the producer of the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy.

  • Aimee Picard '88, Classical Languges major

    Aimee Picard '88 was featured in the March/April issue of FiberArts magazine in an article titled "The Creative Process: Aimee Picard in Poetic Collaboration." The article highlighted Picard's work as a weaver/fiber artist (see her Web site) and her recent artistic collaboration with New Jersey novelist and poet, Deena Linett. Picard majored in classical languages at Carleton.

  • Steve Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a February 29 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article about the significance of Minnesota's caucuses. Referring to the importance of Minnesota to the outcome of the Democratic race, Schier said that "Despite what we might want to think, we're still largely an asterisk."

  • Tou Ger Xiong '96 was featured in a February 25 Chicago Tribune article titled "Finding comedy in tragedy" about his career as the only Hmong comedian in America. In his act, he includes his experiences facing the Vietnam War and the retreat of American troops. Xiong's career also was featured in a February 19 article in the Steven's Point (Wisc.) Journal titled "Hmong rapper teaches diversity through laughter." Xiong majored in political science at Carleton.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a February 23 Duluth News Tribune article about how Minnesota's deficit could put a damper on the legislature's stadium bill. "If you devote serious time, attention and energy to stadiums at a time when a lot of other Minnesotans are suffering from budget cuts, it's going to look bad even if there are no general revenues involved," Schier said.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a February 17 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "Media wary of Drudge sex 'report' " about the media's reaction to a posting on drudgereport.com of an alleged affair between John Kerry and an intern. "I don't think there's any question the media has been more circumspect about this one," says Steve Schier.

  • Valerie Jensen '79 was featured in a February 16 Minnesota Lawyer "Attorneys of the Year" article titled "Valerie Jensen: Working Toward Making The State's Bar More Diverse." The article highlighted her efforts to bring diversity to the the state legal community as vice-president of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers and William Mitchell College of Law's associate dean for multicultural affairs. "We're not just focused on students of color. We're really focused on true multiculturalism...," Jensen said. Jensen majored in political science and African/African-American studies at Carleton.

  • Helen Tesfay '02 was mentioned in a February 15 Minneapolis Star Tribune article titled "African artists in Minnesota explore their reality." Tesfay has two pieces in the African art section of the "Immigrant Status" exhibit at Intermedia Arts. Tesfay majored in studio art at Carleton.