Elsewhere

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an August 28 Los Angeles Times article titled "A Sudden Turn? You Betcha" about how Minnesota has shifted politically from liberalism to centrism. "Party loyalty is not what it used to be," said Schier.

  • Twin Cities radio stations WCCO and KFAN did stories about Carleton being named one of the 12 hottest schools in Newsweek magazine. Dean of Admissions Paul Thiboutot was interviewed on both stations. Carleton was named "most fun-loving" out of the 12, and was singled out for its interest houses and study abroad programs.

  • Carleton's U.S. News and World Report ranking of fourth among all national liberal arts colleges was highlighted in an August 22 Star Tribune story.

  • President Robert A. Oden Jr. commented on the use of monks in advertising in an August 25 New York Times article titled "Poverty, Chastity, Marketability: Advertisers Turn Monks Into Pitchmen." Oden commented that most commercials using monk figures would not work if they squared with the way monks actually live.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an August 25 Minnesota Public Radio story titled "President's seventh visit to Minnesota to raise campaign funds." Schier commented on Minnesota's importance as a swing state for the election. "Minnesota is a real target state for the Bush campaign," Schier said.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an August 24 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "Region a fund-raising target" about increased national political fundraising in the upper Midwest. "What Minnesota voters are thinking and are concerned about will be more important to national politics than they have in decades," Schier said.

  • President Robert A. Oden Jr.'s participation in a Minnesota International Center panel was noted in an August 21 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "International Center offers program on three religions." The presentation "Diverse Traditions--Common Ideals" was designed to discuss the relationship of Christianity, Islam and Judaism to the natural world and to governments, and the fundamentalist elements in each religion.

  • Carleton was mentioned on the August 20 CNN Live Today television show. Rob Franek, survey director and author of The Princeton Review's "The Best 351 Colleges" was interviewed. The interviewer noted that Carleton was among the schools listed in the book as having the best professors, according to the students taking the surveys.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an August 17 San Jose (Ca.) Mercury News article titled "Schwarzenegger, Ventura share traits, not campaigns." Schier commented on the differences between the 1998 Minnesota and 2003 California gubernatorial races. Regarding comparisons to Jesse Ventura, Schier said, "[Schwarzenegger]'s got a different party affiliation, a different temperament, a different background, and is really in a different situation than Jesse was."

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an August 13 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Schwarzenegger's candidacy energizes unlikely California voters." Schier commented, "This recall is all about getting rid of the conventional politician." The story was picked up by Associated Press and ran in news outlets nationally and internationally.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, wrote an op/ed for the August 10 issue of the Star Tribune titled "Divergent party platforms reveal the state's great divide." Schier comments on a forthcoming book by Joel Paddock, a political science professor at Southwest Missouri State University, that surveyed political party chairs in 2000 and analyzed state party platforms in 2002. Among the interesting findings: Minnesota's party platforms rank as the sixth most-polarized out of the 31 examined. Schier comments that, in this case, "the tone of political leadership matters greatly...It is a matter of looking beyond the partisan true-believers to provide leadership for all Minnesotans."

  • KaShia Tasli "MaiKia" Moua '99 was cited in an August 8 Asian American Press (St. Paul) article titled "Hmong Women's Action Team Banquet." Moua was the recipient of the Hmong Women's Leadership Award for her work as the founder and director of Hmong Women's Circle. Moua's father said that the positive difference she is making with Hmong girls will be more evident in 10 to 15 years when they are entering and graduating from college and giving back to their community. Muoa majored in sociology/anthropology at Carleton.