Elsewhere

  • Khullani Abdullahi '06 was featured in a November 2 St. Paul Pioneer Press article titled "College bound" about the work of the non-profit Admission Possible. Jim McCorkell '90 is founder and executive director of the organization, whose mission is to help make college admission possible for talented, motivated and economically disadvantaged students in Minnesota. Abdullahi is an Admission Possible graduate and a sophomore philosophy major at Carleton. Information on the program can be found at http://www.admissionpossible.org/.

  • A letter to the editor by Rabbi Joan Friedman, associate chaplain for Jewish and interfaith life and lecturer in history, was chosen for the November 1 issue of Christian Century. The letter commented on an article titled "Arguing about Israel" published in the September 20 issue of the magazine.

  • Kenneth Huber, lecturer in piano, was featured in a November Eden Prairie (Minn.) Magazine article titled "The Weight of Water," which highlighted how Huber's lakeside home inspires his work. Huber was also featured in an October 9 article in the Kearney (Neb.) Hub titled "Concerts-On-The-Platte show returns pianist to beginnings" about Huber's return to central Nebraska as part of his seven state fall recital tour.

  • Doug Provencio '87 featured in NEA Today.

    November 1, 2003 at 9:37 am

    An excerpt from a book titled "Standing in Your Shoes: a Checklist for Classroom and Substitute Teachers" by Doug Provencio '87 was featured in the November 1 issue of NEA Today. The checklist outline the roles of classroom teachers as they prepare their classroom assignments. Provencio was an American studies major at Carleton.

  • Karla Rachwalski '98 was interviewed in an article in the November issue of Chicago Lawyer titled "School loans force tough choices on young lawyers." The article focused on the high debt load of recent law school graduates that create barriers to going into public sector law. "I started law school thinking that I'd end up in some public-service job," Rachwalski said. She's a third-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law and has just accepted a job in the private sector. She majored in Latin American studies at Carleton.

  • Carleton's Digital Arts Festival was featured in an Oct. 29 Star Tribune article titled "Carleton explores world of digital art." John Schott, director of media studies and Jesse Kriss '03 were quoted in the story. Also mentioned was a presentation by Stephen Mohring, assistant professor of art.

  • Kathleen Foley, director of development services, was quoted in an October 29 article in the Star Tribune titled "Competition tests Northfield shops." The article reported on the ways downtown Northfield retailers are dealing with the influx of big box retailers like Target, Cub Foods and Menards.

  • Wellstone memorial service

    October 29, 2003 at 8:20 am

    Rick Kahn '73, Jeff Blodgett '83 and Dan Cramer '89 were interviewed for an October 29 Star Tribune article titled "Countless second guesses follow Wellstone memorial." All three had worked for the late Senator and former Carleton political science professor Paul Wellstone.

  • Carleton's Digital Arts Festival and John Schott, the James Woodward Strong Professor of Liberal Arts, are featured in an article in the Oct. 31 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education titled "Digital-Arts Festival at Carleton College Reflects the Genre's Scope." "What's at stake isn't simply showing people that this work exists. It's trying to understand the implications of being able to express yourself in new media," Schott says.

  • The legacy of the death Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife, Sheila, and others who died in the crash was remembered in an October 25 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "Shock of crash lingers." Carleton community members interviewed or mentioned in the article included Jeff Blodgett '83 and Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science. The story was picked up by the Associate Press and ran in a number of newspapers and news Web sites nationwide.

  • MPR remembers Paul Wellstone.

    October 24, 2003 at 10:14 am

    Minnesota Public Radio featured a remembrance of the late Senator Paul Wellstone in an October 24 article titled "One year later, Wellstone's political effect difficult to calculate." Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was among those interviewed. Schier commented on how Wellstone's contentious style energized some but alianated others. "...I think it was a tradeoff he was more than happy to make, because I think he believed that by being public and confrontational about his agenda he could have effects on national politics. And he did have significant effects on national politics," Schier said.

  • The results of a research study about breast cancer led by Mary-Claire King '67 was featured on the October 23 BBC News Web site. The New York Breast Cancer Study Group found that women who carry mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have an 80 percent chance of developing breast cancer, but that the onset of the disease was delayed by exercise and healthy weight as an adolescent. "It was a surprise but a source of hope to learn that factors over which we have some control made a difference in the age at which these highest-risk women developed breast cancer," said King. King majored in mathematics at Carleton and is the A.C.S. Professor of Genetics and Medicine at the University of Washington.