• Joe Nathan '70 writes in Phi Delta Kappan

    February 1, 2004 at 2:23 pm

    Joe Nathan '70 wrote an article in the February 1 issue of Phi Delta Kappan titled "A Response to Frederick Hess: Some Questions for Advocates of Public Education." The article discussed the principles under which public schools should operate and advocated charter schools. "The opportunity to try new approaches is as vital for education as it is for medicine, business, or technology," said Nathan. He was a government major at Carleton.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon professor of Political Science, was quoted in a January 31 Associated Press Wire article titled "Legislature '04: Plenty of polarizing issues in play" about the Minnesota legislature. Schier commented that despite a packed agenda he thinks "the chances for a shorter session are greater because this governor wants to deal."

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, wrote a January 30 Saint Paul Pioneer Press op/ed piece titled "Which party will benefit from changing electorate?" Schier discusses how the Democratic and Republican parties could appeal to more voters.

  • Bryn Perkins '95 was featured in a January 29 Prague (Czech Republic) Post article titled "All the news that's fit to link," about starting the Prague Monitor, a Web site that provides links to Czech related news articles. Since 1998, Perkins has lived in Prague where he also started a bookstore called Shakespeare and Sons. Perkins was a geology major at Carleton.

  • Barrie Osborne '66 was mentioned in two January 28 Saint Paul Pioneer Press articles. One, titled "Carleton grad hopes third time is Oscar charm" featured Osborne's comments on his investment in buying a tuxedo when the first Lord of the Rings movie debuted. The second article, titled "Oscars may be hobbit forming" featured Osborne's work as executive producer of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Osborne was a sociology major at Carleton.

  • Richard Keiser, associate professor of political science, was quoted in a January 26 St. Paul Legal Ledger article titled "Stadium issue may be up at bat again." Addressing Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's role in the matter, Keiser said, "He's risking the animosity of the various grassroots groups that oppose [public funding for stadiums]. They probably didn't give him any support in the first place." The article also ran in Finance and Commerce.

  • An opinion piece by Norman Vig, the Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and Society titled "Bush and the Red Planet" appeared on the front page of the January 25 op/ed section of the Star Tribune. In the article, Vig focused on the importance of putting resources into environmental, rather than space, programs.

  • Carleton's involvement with a Northfield wind energy project was featured in a January 25 Star Tribune article titled "Northfield, MN: Turbine could generate cash for school." Richard Strong, director of facilities, commented on student support for a separate but related turbine project at Carleton.

  • Elizabeth Parke '03 was mentioned in a January 23 Burlington (Vt.) Free Press article titled "Cats loaded for another title shot," about the University of Vermont Nordic Ski team. An art history major at Carleton, Parke is working on a master's degree in history at the University of Vermont.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quote a January 21 Christian Science Monitor article, titled "A race reshuffled," about the unexpected results of the Iowa caucus. "Dean has to finish in the top two in New Hampshire or he is done," said Schier.

  • Tanner Schieck '04 was featured in an Austin (Minn.) Daily Herald article titled "Hoops was a good choice for Scheick." The article highlighted Schieck's basketball career at Carleton, where he had just scored his 1,000th career point. "It's definitely an honor," Schieck said.

  • Debby Walser-Kuntz, assistant professor of biology, was featured in a January 17 Science News story in the "Of Note" section titled "This pollutant fights lupus." The item featured Walser-Kuntz' research on the relationship between pseudohormones and lupus.