- February 25, 2004 at 9:29 am
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.
- February 23, 2004 at 10:05 am
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.
- February 17, 2004 at 11:38 am
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.
- February 16, 2004 at 2:51 pm
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.
- February 15, 2004 at 2:11 pm
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.
- February 14, 2004 at 10:36 am
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a February 14 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "Pawlenty's trip to Iraq: Bush queries governors about life and attitudes in Baghdad." Schier comments that the trip was mostly a public relations maneuver. "The administration is trying to get around national press coverage and present a more favorable view of the Iraq situation," Schier said.
- February 12, 2004 at 11:11 am
Jason Richardson '02 was featured in a February 12 The Hill article titled "Richardson follows in mother's steps " about his experiences working as the legislative correspondent for Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.). Richardson graduated from Carleton a term early to work on his mother Betty's compaign in Idaho for Congress. "Democracy is not a spectator sport," Richardson said. Richardson majored in political science at Carleton.
- February 8, 2004 at 9:39 am
Toni Carter '75 was featured in a February 8 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "New St. Paul school chairwoman: A voice of experience," about her efforts to improve her district despite million dollar deficits. "Education is the platform for success," Carter said. Carter majored in French at Carleton.
- February 6, 2004 at 9:54 am
Myra Silva '01 was featured in a Febrary 6 Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal article titled "Sandpaper-collage maker is up to scratch" about her career as an furniture-maker and artist. Her work, including sandpaper collages, will be showing at the Zephyr Gallery in early February. Silva's work is also featured on her Web site at www.myrasilva.com/. Silva majored in studio art at Carleton.
- February 4, 2004 at 3:04 pm
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a Februrary 4 Associated Press Washington Bureau article titled "Coleman raises more than $300,000 for leadership PAC," about Minnesota senator Norm Coleman's success in fundraising for a political action committee to support other Republican candidates. "Having money in a leadership PAC is an important source of influence in the Senate," Schier said.
- 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.
- January 31, 2004 at 2:25 pm
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."