- May 2, 2004 at 9:33 am
Erik Hanberg '02 was featured in a May 2 Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune article titled "Grand expectations" about his new job as general manager of the Grand Cinema in Tacoma. Hanberg hopes to expand the audience by including more special programs, such as late night movies aimed at college students. The Grand's board of directors said "We really wanted someone who had the enthusiasm and passion, and Erik certainly displayed that. He has a lot of drive." Hanberg majored in English at Carleton.
- May 1, 2004 at 11:48 am
Norman Vig, the Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology and Society, was quoted in the May issue of The Futurist in an article titled "Keeping leaders up on technology and science: New ideas for helping government make informed decisions." Vig proposed the formation of a Congressional Science and Technology Office to replace the now defunct Office of Technology Assessment to assist Congress in making informed decisions about technology.
- April 30, 2004 at 2:25 pm
Aleks Diamond-Stanic '04 was featured in an April 30 Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald article titled "Former Jaguar wrapping up season" about his involvement with the Carleton men's tennis team. Diamond-Stanic has played No. 1 doubles for the Knights this season and has helped push the team to the Division III Midwest Regional Championship for the second time in Carleton's history. "It's a big turnaround from when I came here and we were ranked eighth in our conference, " he said. Diamond-Stanic is a physics major at Carleton.
- April 28, 2004 at 11:24 am
Carleton president Robert A. Oden Jr. was featured in an article titled "The Lure of It All" about his interest in fly-fishing in the April 30 Chronicle of Higher Education's Short Subjects section. "If you're not catching fish, you're doing something wrong...The key to fly-fishing is being dramatically impatient," Oden said.
- April 28, 2004 at 9:29 am
Amy Tenute, assistant professor of physical education, athletics and recreation and head softball coach, was featured in an April 28 Star Tribune article titled "Carleton softball coach achieves her 100th win." Tenute, in her seventh year as head coach, has led the team to a .500 or better finish in each of the last four seasons in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play, the longest streak in school history.
- April 26, 2004 at 9:34 am
Dean Harris '72 was featured in an April 26 Advertising Age article titled "The Player" about his role as chief marketing officer for telephone company Vonage, which provides local and long distance service over the Internet. Harris, who majored in sociology and anthropology at Carleton, explains the benefit to his business of studying those areas: "When you do marketing, in effect, you're studying groups, which is essentially what you do in social science," he said.
- April 23, 2004 at 8:47 am
Jenny Wahl, professor of economics, wrote a commentary for the April 23 Star Tribune titled "Governor used stock to build a soapbox." Wahl wrote about Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty's use of the state pension fund's control of nearly $500 million in Pfizer stock to support a resolution at the Pfizer stockholders meeting that would make Pfizer lower its prices.
- April 18, 2004 at 8:35 am
Jenny Wahl, professor of economics, was quoted in an April 18 Star Tribune article titled "Big deficits threaten nation's wallet." Wahl, a member of the Star Tribune Board of Economists, commented on the composition of the federal budget. "Foreigners hold more than a third of our debt," Wahl said, "I think it's something people should be concerned about."
- April 16, 2004 at 9:52 am
George Jacobson '68 was quoted in an April 16 Portland Press Herald article about a local high school graduate who used sports as a springboard to college and is helping others do the same. "Physical athleticism is wonderful, but pushing hard for intellectual athleticism is really far more important in the development of a young person," said Jacobson, who was a biology major and star baseball player at Carleton.
- April 15, 2004 at 9:07 am
Bill Hillsman '75 published an op/ed piece in the April 15 Chicago Sun-Times. Hillsman is a political media consultant who works for both Republican and Democratic candidates. "I don't agree with the candidates I represent on every issue every time but I focus on our common ground," Hillsman said. Hillsman majored in English at Carleton.
- April 7, 2004 at 11:05 am
Barrie Osborne '66 and his visit to Carleton was featured in an April 7 Star Tribune article titled "Carleton grad to return with Oscar in tow." Osborne, producer of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, will be on campus April 16 and 17 as part of the first-ever Carleton Film Colloquium. "We're interested in his take on the impact some of these technologies are having on contemporary film," said Carol Donelan, assistant professor of media studies.
- April 7, 2004 at 10:58 am
The Carleton Art Gallery exhibit titled "ThinSkinned" was featured in an April 7 Star Tribune article titled "Artists embrace high-tech methods."