Elsewhere

  • 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.

  • Bill Hillsman '75 published an op/ed piece in the April 15 Chicago Sun-Times. Hillsman is a political media consultant who works for both Republican and Democratic candidates. "I don't agree with the candidates I represent on every issue every time but I focus on our common ground," Hillsman said. Hillsman majored in English at Carleton.

  • Barrie Osborne '66 and his visit to Carleton was featured in an April 7 Star Tribune article titled "Carleton grad to return with Oscar in tow." Osborne, producer of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, will be on campus April 16 and 17 as part of the first-ever Carleton Film Colloquium. "We're interested in his take on the impact some of these technologies are having on contemporary film," said Carol Donelan, assistant professor of media studies.

  • The Carleton Art Gallery exhibit titled "ThinSkinned" was featured in an April 7 Star Tribune article titled "Artists embrace high-tech methods."

  • 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.

  • 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.