Elsewhere

  • 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.

  • Judith Gaskell '67 was the featured subject of a July 5 Legal Times articled titled "A Supreme Librarian: Judith Gaskell gives the Court the info it wants, delivered by a dumbwaiter." The article highlighted Gaskell's work as the librarian to the United States Supreme Court and her use of a dumbwaiter to get documents to the Justices. Gaskell is the Court's 10th librarian and says the main challenge facing the Court's collection is echoed in libraries around the country: how to adapt to an increasingly electronic world. Gaskell was an English major at Carleton.

  • Nicolas "Nick" Peterson '07 was mentioned in a June 26 Rochester (Minn.) Post-Bulletin article titled "Is your guide a cheerleader or just an automaton?" about columnist Greg Sellnow's experiences with tour guides. Nick led a Carleton admissions tour that included Sellnow and his daughter, who is considering Carleton. "Nick exuded enthusiasm about his school," Sellnow wrote, "but he also was refreshingly honest."

  • Mary-Claire King '67 was featured in a June 15 Yahoo! Finance article titled "Mary-Claire King, Pioneering Geneticist and Social Activist, Wins International Genetics Prize." King received the award, the leading international prize in the field, from the Peter Gruber Foundation for her contributions to women's health and human rights. King was a mathematics major at Carleton.