- April 1, 2004 at 11:14 am
Jeff Lin '98 was featured in the April issue of the Twin Cities Public Television magazine in an article titled "Life in the Colonies." Lin was one of 26 people chosen from 5,000 applicants to participate in the PBS series "Colonial House," a reality-based series about life in 1628. Lin was a biology major at Carleton.
- April 1, 2004 at 10:11 am
Jeff Barge '79 was featured in an April 1 Newsday article titled "April 1st's top 23: Poll anoints most foolish." For five years, Barge has issued his "Most Foolish American" survey on April Fool's Day. "I did it for my clients." said Barge. "The hardest thing in PR is to drum up attention for a person. I'm a nobody. So I figured if I could drum up attention for myself, my clients would take notice." Barge was a history major at Carleton.
- March 30, 2004 at 1:04 pm
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a March 30 Christian Science Monitor article titled "A pitched battle for state legislatures" about the upcoming battle for party control over state legislatures and the significance of the outcomes of many state races. "These crucial, very close races in so many state legislatures are a big deal because they will show if the GOP's recent gains continue or move backward," said Schier.
- March 28, 2004 at 1:17 pm
Paul Thiboutot, dean of admissions, was quoted in a March 28 Star Tribune article titled "Are GPAs worth their weight?" about the controversy over weighted grades given to high school students who take on tougher classes in Minnesota schools. The article covered the possibility of a House bill that would enforce common criteria for grading in schools and various opinions on the issue. "The baby boomer parent generation that focused on, 'How do we get ahead?' are now focused on, 'How do we get our kids ahead?' " said Thiboutot.
- March 25, 2004 at 12:40 pm
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a March 25 Christian Science Moniter article titled "The Arnold Effect: Senate race tests his coattails" about the upcoming California Senate race between former Secretary of State Bill Jones and Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer. "The question is, is this a new era of Republican possibilities or does it go no further than [Schwarzenegger's] popularity?" asked Schier.
- March 25, 2004 at 11:35 am
Leah Steinberg '07 was quoted in a March 25 Star Tribune article titled "Thousands rally in opposition to gay marriage ban proposal" about a proposed amendment to the Minnesota state constitution. Steinberg said, "What people do with their private lives should be their private lives. The government does not have a right to interfere with that."
- March 22, 2004 at 12:33 pm
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a March 22 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "Pawlenty's future on the line with stdium plan" about Minnesota Governor Pawlenty's decision to stand behind the construction of a new stadium in Minneapolis. "The genius of his plan is that he deflects the responsibility and the blame to a new stadium authority, which gets the governor and the Legislature out of the line of fire," Schier said. The article also was picked up by the Miami Herald.
- March 22, 2004 at 11:00 am
Carleton's impending wind turbine project was featured on the March 19 broadcast of WCCO-TV news. Richard Strong, director of facilities, management and planning, was interviewed at the site where the wind turbine will be constructed.
- March 19, 2004 at 3:00 pm
Lila Planavsky '03 was mentioned and had a graphic of her relief print "Alligator Purse: Souvenir of Florida" featured in a March 19 Star Tribune article titled "Still waters: A Midwestern sensibility runs through a meditative group show in Minnetonka." Planavsky was one of 46 artists in the juried exhibition. Planavsky majored in studio art at Carleton.
- March 18, 2004 at 11:39 am
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a March 18 Newsday article titled "Minn. senator teams with Guiuliani in prescription drug probe." The article highlighted the differences between the approach of Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman and that of Governor Tim Pawlenty in dealing with the high costs of prescription drugs. Schier said that he couldn't identify another important policy issue where the two Republicans differed. The article was picked up by the Associated Press and ran in newspapers across the country.
- March 14, 2004 at 2:52 pm
Robert Packer, associate professor of political science, was quoted in a March 14 Star Tribune article titled "War in Iraq: One year later." Packer's study of wars suggests that the issue of the missing weapons of mass destruction may threaten the long-term prospects of the U.S. mission in Iraq.
- March 14, 2004 at 2:42 pm
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a March 14 Seattle Times article titled "Kerry in race to become familiar" about the developing presidential campaign. "This is a good test of whether or not people are set in stone," said Schier. "If it's really all about Bush, you're not going to see a lot of movement."