- April 4, 2004 at 10:11 am
Gary Vikan '67 was featured in an April 4 Baltimore Sun article titled "Feting a man who gave the Walters a new identity" about Vikan's role as director of the Walters Art Museum for the past 10 years. "Change is always challenging but I've always thought the collection and the opportunities here were enormous and that my job was to be a catalyst for realizing our best," Vikan said. Vikan majored in art history at Carleton.
- April 2, 2004 at 1:28 pm
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an April 2 Minnesota Public Radio News article about Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman's complaint against presidential candidate John Kerry. The complaint centered around the claim that Kerry has a reputation for changing political positions. "If Norm Coleman is seen as an attack dog, that could hurt him," Schier said. "Strong partisanship is seldom appealing to many Minnesota voters." The article was also picked up by the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette and the Biloxi (Miss.) Sun Herald.
- April 2, 2004 at 1:23 pm
David Strom '87 was featured in an April 2 Star Tribune article titled "Strom made a right turn on ideological highway." Strom was raised in a liberal, academic environment and is now the president of the ardently conservative Taxpayers League of Minnesota. "We have created an enormous, much larger space on the right as to what acceptable opinon is...We are an unabashedly conservative voice," said Strom. Strom majored in political science at Carleton.
- April 2, 2004 at 12:49 pm
Laura Bloedorn '03 was featured in a, April 2 Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle article titled "Running: Bloedorn competing against elite," about her upcoming qualifying race for the women's U.S. Olympic Marathon team. "My only goal is to run well, within my pace. I have nothing to lose," said Bloedorn. Bloedorn majored in biology at Carleton.
- April 2, 2004 at 10:21 am
Nicholas "Nick" Torres '93 was featured in an April 2 Philadelphia Business Journal article titled "Forty under forty" that highlighted successful people under age 40. Torres works forCongreso de Latinos Unidos , a nonprofit provider of social services for the Latino community. "I chose to enter into management because I was confident that I could make a large impact on the many families and children through demanding a higher standard," Torres explained. Torres majored in psychology at Carleton.
- April 2, 2004 at 8:41 am
Nicolas "Nick" Torres '93 was featured in the April 2 Philadelphia Business Journal columnn titled "40 under forty". Torres is the executive director of Congreso de Latinos Unidos, a nonprofit social service provider for the local Latino community. Torres majored in psychology at Carleton.
- April 1, 2004 at 1:08 pm
Mary Rogeness '63 was featured in an April 1 Star Tribune article titled "Legislators get an earful from voters about gay marriage." Rogeness is a Massachusetts state representative who will vote on an amendment to the state constitution regarding gay marriages. "I consider that this is a change to Western history, if not world history, imposed by the judiciary. The court has been very stubborn and seems to be interested in really producing a revolution," said Rogeness. Rogeness majored in political science at Carleton.
- April 1, 2004 at 12:58 pm
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an April 1 USA TODAY article titled "Campaigns trade punches in ads" about the intense and expensive use of advertisements so early in the presidential race. "I don't think we've ever, in American electoral history, seen something like this," said Schier.
- 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.