- August 17, 2004 at 10:41 am
Stephanie Sersich '99 was featured in the fall 2004 issue of Ornament magazine in an article titled "Stephanie Sersich: Glass Bead Creator." Nationally known for her bead designs, she says, "It's neat to see how these beads have inspired someone else's work." Her Web site is http://www.sssbeads.com. Sersich was a studio art major at Carleton.
- August 16, 2004 at 9:55 am
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an August 16 Star Tribune article titled "Kids and the candidates," about how parents can talk about politics with their children. The story was picked up by the Scripps Howard News Service and appeared in papers around the country.
- August 15, 2004 at 12:52 pm
Beth Lavin Macias '98 was featured for her work as romance novelist Beth Kendrick in an August 15 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "A fine romance." Lavin's latest book, titled "My Favorite Mistake," won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award for best unpublished manuscript before it was purchased by Pocket Books. The novel is being sold and reviewed in the popular chick-lit category. "Carleton was wonderful getting me to write," she recalls, and admits that Northfield inspired the town of Lindbrook in the novel. "...I captured the spirit that I I felt in Northfield, a very nice, welcoming kind of town." Lavin Macias was an English and psychology major at Carleton. Her web site is at http://www.BethKendrick.com.
- August 13, 2004 at 10:44 am
Philip Dunn '93 was highlighted in an August 13 San Diego Union-Tribune article titled "San Diego's Olympians." Dunn will compete in the 50K race walk on Friday, August 27 at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Dunn majored in English at Carleton.
- August 11, 2004 at 11:53 am
Carleton's new 390-foot-tall, 1.65 megawatt wind turbine, currently under construction, was featured in an August 11 Star Tribune article titled "Carleton welcomes wind." The article featured the history of the turbine project and a photo. The turbine is expected to produce 5 to 6 million kilowatts of electricity each year. Richard Strong, director of facilities management and planning, said, "Instead of being the consumer, we [will become] the producer."
- August 8, 2004 at 12:47 pm
Geoff Jones '77 was mentioned in the August 8 Star Tribune entertainment article titled "Putting on the Fitz: Local crooners made for a ritzy show." Jones appeared as a performer in a caberet evening at the Fitzgerald Theater titled "Heart of the Man." Jones was a studio art major at Carleton.
- August 4, 2004 at 10:45 am
Margeaux Gagliano '06 was quoted, along with students from other colleges, in the August 4 Chicago Sun-Times in answer to the question "What is the most important issue affecting our choice of presidential candidate?" Gagliano said, "A lot of social issues are very important to me—war, social security, abortion." Gagliano is a philosophy major at Carleton.
- August 4, 2004 at 8:14 am
Katherine "Katie" Graves '95 was featured in an August 4 Chicago Tribune article titled "In a class of their own: Teachers chart course for holistic charter school." Graves and a colleague are founders of Namaste, a Chicago charter school that takes a holistic approach to education by focusing on physical exercise and diet along with the ABCs. Namaste was one of only two schools - out of 25 applicants - granted charters for 2004-2005. "Being young, excited and committed to kids and education, we thought we could bring together some better ideas and programs to make a difference." At Carleton, Graves was a sociology/anthropology major with a concentration in French studies.
- August 1, 2004 at 12:03 pm
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.
- August 1, 2004 at 10:16 am
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.
- July 28, 2004 at 9:39 am
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.
- July 25, 2004 at 11:45 am
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.