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  • Geoff Jones '77 mentioned in Star Tribune

    August 8, 2004 at 12:47 pm

    Geoff Jones '77 was mentioned in the August 8 Star Tribune entertainment article titled "Putting on the Fitz: Local crooners made for a ritzy show." Jones appeared as a performer in a caberet evening at the Fitzgerald Theater titled "Heart of the Man." Jones was a studio art major at Carleton.

  • Margeaux Gagliano '06 was quoted, along with students from other colleges, in the August 4 Chicago Sun-Times in answer to the question "What is the most important issue affecting our choice of presidential candidate?" Gagliano said, "A lot of social issues are very important to me—war, social security, abortion." Gagliano is a philosophy major at Carleton.

  • Katherine "Katie" Graves '95 was featured in an August 4 Chicago Tribune article titled "In a class of their own: Teachers chart course for holistic charter school." Graves and a colleague are founders of Namaste, a Chicago charter school that takes a holistic approach to education by focusing on physical exercise and diet along with the ABCs. Namaste was one of only two schools - out of 25 applicants - granted charters for 2004-2005. "Being young, excited and committed to kids and education, we thought we could bring together some better ideas and programs to make a difference." At Carleton, Graves was a sociology/anthropology major with a concentration in French studies.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an August 1 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "Noncompetitive congressional races make voters pay" about the base financial threshold needed (in the hundreds of thousands of dollars) to mount a serious attempt to unseat an incumbent candidate.

  • The College Horizons program for American Indian students, hosted by Carleton in June, was profiled in an August 1 New York Times article titled "American Indians Expand College Hopes." The program helps American Indian students prepare for the college admissions process. Carleton is one of three colleges to host the program this year.

  • David Alan Fey '79, deputy mayor of Minneapolis, was quoted in a July 28 Star Tribune article titled "Teen designers envision downtown block that rocks" about the University of Minnesota's annual Design Camp's suggestions for making the city's Block E into a more attractive and useful area, particularly for teens. Fey attended the presentations. "It absolutely can influence how people think of that space," Fey said. "There may be literal ideas that can be carried forward or that loosen up and broaden people's thinking to consider things for the block that they might not otherwise have considered." Fey was a history major at Carleton.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a July 25 Gannett News Service article titled "Democrats hope to cash in on economic anxiety." Schier commented on Democratic candidate John Kerry's need to offer a compelling vision and "fill in the blanks with solutions," beginning with what happens at the Democratic party's national convention. The article was picked up by newspapers nationwide.

  • Carleton's College Horizons program for American Indian students was profiled in a July 23 Chronicle of Higher Education article titled "For American Indians, the Keys to College." The program helps American Indian students prepare for the college admissions process. Carleton is one of three colleges that hosted the summer program this year.

  • Carl E. Pray '69 was featured in an East Brunswick (N.J.) Home News Tribune article titled "International agriculture is his forte." Pray is a professor in the agriculture, food and economics department at Rutgers Univeristy and heads the graduate program in agricultural economics. Pray mentioned his Carleton off-campus studies in Singapore as a great influence on his future. "The trip opened me to the world," he said. Pray majored in history at Carleton.

  • Tricia A. Ferrett, professor of chemistry, published an excerpt she wrote for the Carleton faculty publication "Reflections on Learning as Teachers" titled "Is this real science?" in Astronomy Education Review, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2004. "I talk about my transformation as a teacher through my work with ChemLinks and creation of ChemConnections modules," says Ferrett. "I talk about the risks, rewards, strategies, surprises, and struggle to deal with student resistance and defying disciplinary norms."

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in July 15 Associated Press article titled "Big DFL names backing Wetterling campaign." Schier commented about the Minnesota DFL candiate for senator, Patty Wetterling, and contributions to her campaign from Dayton family members, including Senator Mark Dayton. The story was picked up by newspapers statewide.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a three different articles on July 7. The Washington Post ran an article titled "In the Same Corner, Kerry and Edwards: Former Rivals Sometimes Make a Winning Ticket" about the current Democratic presidential ticket and comparisons to past tickets. The Star Tribune ran two articles. One, titled "Edwards did well in Midwest primaries" analyzed the Democratic vice presidential designee and his results in Midwest primaries. The second, titled "Dakota County senate district set for Tuesday vote," highlighted comments about a special election for a vacant Minnesota Senate seat.