Elsewhere

  • Fourteen Carleton student volunteers participating in the Habitat for Humanity International Collegiate Challenge were featured in a March 12 Meriweather (Miss.) Vindicator article titled "Students plan spring break: Habitat work in Greenville" and a March 24 series of articles in the Manchester (Miss.) Star Mercury titled " 'House this' for vacation?" Carleton students interviewed included Helena Costa '05, Kathryn Grover '05 and Robyn Hendrix '05. In addition to helping build a Habitat house, the volunteers also ate lunch at a local middle school and spent an hour each day in classrooms with the students. The local Habitat affiliate said this was the best group of students with whom they had worked.

  • Jeff Barge '79 was featured in a March 7 Star Tribune article titled "Book Mark: He'd like credit for Amazon.com flap." The article highlighted Barge's role in forcing Amazon.com to honor the confidentiality of reviewers on their Web site. Barge was a history major at Carleton.

  • Steve Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdan Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a March 4 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "Kucinich showing may be tribute to Wellstone" about Dennis Kucinich's strong showing in Minnesota's Democratic caucuses. "Caucuses advantage intensely motivated participants," Schier said.

  • Steve Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a March 4 Christian Science Monitor article titled "Kerry clinches nomination." "There's been a lot of polarization around the Bush presidency. Democrats are of one mind about finding an alternative to George Bush. That is the glue that brought all this together for Kerry," Schier said.

  • 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.