- June 26, 2004 at 3:23 pm
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."
- June 15, 2004 at 11:44 am
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.
- June 11, 2004 at 1:32 pm
Philip Camill, assistant professor of biology, was featured in the June 11 issue of Science magazine in an article titled "Defrosting the Carbon Freezer of the North." The article cited Camill's research into the thawing of the Canadian permafrost, raising concerns about what may happen if even a fraction of the current carbon store, estimated between 350 to 450 gigatons, under the permafrost is liberated.
- June 11, 2004 at 10:48 am
James "Jim" P. Slocum '79 was featured in a June 11 Star Tribune article titled " 'Last Place' director kept focus" about Slocum's experience working on his new film "The Last Place on Earth." The film's story was inspired by Slocum's best friend who died from cancer. Slocum majored in English at Carleton.
- June 11, 2004 at 10:43 am
Marcus Young '91 was featured in a June 11 Star Tribune Variety section review titled "Serious fun" that highlighted Young's installation, titled "The Big Idea Store," at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis. Young tends a tiny tea shop where he sell ideas, one per customer for five cents each, three days a week. The review called the installation "a winner combination of installation and performance art." Young was a music major at Carleton.
- June 9, 2004 at 9:17 am
Daniel "Dan" Lansberg '04 and Taylor Curtis '04 were featured in a June 9 Star Tribune article titled "Big-time players." Lansberg and Curtis commanded opposing teams in a local elementary school's second annual human chess match. Other Carleton students also volunteer to work with the school's chess club.
- June 8, 2004 at 9:48 am
Philip Dunn '93 was profiled in a June 8 Portland (Oreg.) Tribune article titled "Racer talks his walk." Dunn, ranked No. 1 in the country in 2002 and 2003, has qualified for the 2004 Athens Olympic games in the 50-kilometer racewalking event. "You don't get a lot of publicity and don't make much money," he says. "It's an internal quest for excellence." Dunn majored in English at Carleton.
- June 6, 2004 at 12:12 pm
Robert Packer, associate professor of political science, was quoted in a June 6 Star Tribune article titled "A similar path in Iraq for immediate future" about what President Bush and Senator John Kerry have stated as their policies regarding Iraq. Packer said the lack of specific differences can be explained by politics, by 9/11 and by the facts in Iraq.
- June 6, 2004 at 11:46 am
Kate Shipley Coddington '03 was profiled in a June 6 Eugene (Oregon) Register-Guard article titled "Been There: Guatamala trip leads to fascinating people, places" about her travels to South America. Coddington majored in history at Carleton.
- June 6, 2004 at 11:19 am
Alexander "Alex" Booth Cook '03 was quoted in a June 6 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "Health care: Young adults lacking policies." Unlike many young adults, Cook has chosen to pay for health insurance after a teaching contract in Europe ended and he returned to the U.S. to find a new job. "It's better to err on the side of caution," he said. At Carleton, Cook majored in economics with concentrations in environmental and technology studies and political economy.
- June 5, 2004 at 12:08 pm
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a June 5 Toronto Globe and Mail article titled "Kerry drapes himself in red, white and blue" about U.S. presidential candidate John's Kerry rally in Minnesota. Schier commented on Kerry's risk in emphasizing his (Kerry's) military credentials.
- June 4, 2004 at 12:39 pm
Roy Grow, the Frank B. Kellogg Professor of International Relations, was quoted in a June 4 Chronicle of Higher Education article titled "If You Like This Student, Click Here" about the increasing use of Web-based recommendation forms in graduate school admissions.