Elsewhere

  • Jeremy Gantz '04 was featured in a May 8 article in The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger titled "World traveler: Fulbright scholar to study in Sri Lanka." Gantz was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study Sri Lanka's education system. During his junior year, Gantz studied abroad in Sri Lanka and lived with a local Buddhist family. Gantz is a history major at Carleton.

  • Tory Fitchett '05 was pictured in a May 5 Star Tribune story about Carleton's intramural volleyball teams. "We expect complete domination," said Fitchett about his team's success. Fitchett is a biology major at Carleton.

  • Nancy Wilkie, the William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts

    Nancy Wilkie, the William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology, and the Liberal Arts, was quoted in a May 5 USA Today article titled " 'New Spirit' lifts Baghdad's Iraq Museum." The museum is trying to restore its collection after the theft or destruction of about 14,000 items over the past year. "It is among the most important places in the world for understanding the evolution of culture," Wilkie said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.