• David Hunt '78 quoted in Southwest Journal.

    December 18, 2003 at 11:32 am

    David Hunt '78 was quoted in a December 18 article in the Minneapolis Southwest Journal titled "Pay now, save later? SW college-prep counselor says yes." Hunt noted how college admissions processes have changed from 25 years since he applied and the process his daughter, Sarah, is now going through. Hunt majored in political science at Carleton.

  • A December 17 Star Tribune South article featured a story titled "Northfield shares with needy; Hundreds donated pajamas, quilts, gifts and time to the less fortunate." The story highlighted the Northfield Community Action Center's annual United Christmas Sharing program. The program began years ago when wives of Carleton faculty members asked the Northfield police how they could help needy families in town.

  • R. L. Wilson '61 featured in Star Tribune

    December 14, 2003 at 9:11 am

    R.L. Wilson '61 was featured in a December 14 Star Tribune entertainment section article titled "A 21-gun salute to women." Wilson, one of the foremost weapons scholars in the world, is the author of more than 40 books, including "Silk and Steel: Women at Arms." The book is a chronicle of women's history and involvement in a field traditionally dominated by men.

  • Jenny Wahl (economics) quoted in Star Tribune.

    December 13, 2003 at 11:41 am

    Jenny Wahl, professor of economics, was quoted in December 13 and 14 Star Tribune articles. Wahl is a member of the Star Tribune's Board of Economists. The December 13 article was titled "Market watchers expect a defunct dictator's bounce" about the economic response to former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's capture. "I think there's going to be a euphoric feeling," Wahl said, "Maybe it will sharpen our focus on why we're in Iraq. Maybe we can get out sooner." The December 14 article was titled "Coming in 2004: Strong growth, few jobs" and addressed the economics of the coming year. "We've had some lame government policies lately," said Wahl. "If we have some good short-term number, I think it's going to be at the expense of long term."

  • Owen Wood Hanley '01 was mentioned in a December 8 Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner article titled "UAF skiers dominate skiathlon." Hanley placed second in the men's 4K classical and 4K freestyle race, missing first place by two seconds.

  • Clara Shaw Hardy, professor of classical languages, published an op/ed piece in the December 6 Star Tribune titled "An ancient approach to marriage." The piece featured information on the status of marriage in Periclean Athens.

  • Richard Keiser, associate professor of political science, was quoted in a December 4 article in The Legal Ledger (St. Paul) titled "MN lawmakers to consider stadium funding—again." Keiser commented that Minnesota Governor Pawlenty's choice to open the issue won't affect his power base very much as the groups that oppose public funding for stadiums "probably didn't give him any support in the first place."

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, commented in a December 3 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "A call for the death penalty" about Minnesota Governor Pawlenty's push for reinstating the death penalty. Schier commented that there is little political risk for Pawlenty to take such a stand.

  • Barrie Osborne '66 was interviewed for the CityLimits section of December's Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. The interview touched on his Carleton experiences and his work as producer on films such as "The Matrix" and "Lord of the Rings." Osborne was a sociology major at Carleton.

  • Gregory S. Rhodes '01 was featured in a November 27 Minnesota Sun newspaper article titled "Local triathlete qualifies for world meet." Rhodes has qualified for the World Triathlon Championships held in New Zealand on December 6. Each triathlete must swim 1,500 meters, bike 40 kilometers and complete a 10k run in the international event. Rhodes majored in biology and education at Carleton.

  • The theft and eventual return of "Oscar," the stuffed emperor penguin fomerly displayed in Gould Library, was chronicled in the November 26 issue of the Star Tribune South in an article titled "Peguin caper raises hackles at Carleton." College archivist Eric Hilleman and Sam Demas, college librarian were mentioned in the article.

  • Australian poet John Kinsella's visit to Carleton was featured in a November 26 Star Tribune article titled "Bard experiments with verse."