Elsewhere

  • Charles Cogan, senior assistant dean of admissions and director of international recruitment, was featured in an article titled "A Family Matter" in the June issue of The Rotarian. The article highlighted Cogan's successful efforts to raise money for a serology lab at a local hospital in Dapaong, Togo in honor of his brother-in-law, who died of complifications from undiagnosed hepatitis. "There are so many Togalese who have accomplished so much in spite of the obstacles, so I felt that I just couldn't drop the ball on the little bit that I was committed to seeing through," Cogan said. Cogan belongs to the Northfield Rotary Club, the principal U.S. partner of the project. While in Togo for the dedication, he presented uniforms donated by Carleton to the local soccer club.

  • Incoming Carleton student Melissa Schwartau '08 was featured in a May 30 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "The gift of blood." Schwartau asked her family and friends to donate blood rather than bring presents to her high school graduation party. "I figured that all the people who would come to my graduation party have already helpd me throughout high school, and they didn't need to give me anything else," she said. Thirty-five guests responded and, as each donation is divided three ways, 105 people will benefit. Schwartau hopes to major in math or science.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was interviewed for the May 28 National Public Radio show "Morning Edition" about presidential candidate John Kerry's speech in Green Bay. Speaking of Kerry's constraint on the campaign trail regarding the Iraq war, Schier said, "He has to unify Democratic partisans and also appeal more broadly to swing voters on Iraq, and I don't think you can do that by taking a hard-line anti-war position."

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a May 26 article of The Guardian (U.K.) titled "G2: Burning Bush" about the release of director Michael Moore's upcoming film Farenheit 9/11 after winning the Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival. "Moore has got to get it into the cineplexes and multiplexes," Schier said, "and now that he has won at Cannes the force of the market could possibly push it there."

  • Bryant Kong '90 was featured in a May 25 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Donald Rumsfeld is gruff, tough. . . and a poet?" Kong has composed a song cycle titled "The Poetry of Donald Rumsfeld" using remarks by the secretary of defense during press briefings and interviews in a series of art songs. Kong says that his own label, Stuff Penguin Music, is "an effort to update classical music and make it accessible to a broader range of listeners." Kong majored in chemistry and French at Carleton.

  • KaShia Moua '99 was mentioned in a May 17 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article about the Hmong Women's and Men's Circle programs in the Twin Cities that help youth understand what it means to be both Hmong and American. Moua founded the program the year she graduated from college. Moua was a sociology/anthropology major at Carleton.

  • Margaret Ann "Ranny" Towsley Riecker '54, Zoology/Biology major

    Margaret Ann "Ranny" Towsley Riecker '54 was featured featured in a May 14 Midland (Mich.) Daily News article titled "Midland resident completes term as chair of Carleton College board of trustees." Reicker has served on the board since 1987 and will remain a board member after her term as chair. Riecker majored in zoology at Carleton.

  • Brian van Nevel '87 and Dan Cramer '89 were featured in a May 14 Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal profile titled "40 under Forty." The article highlighted Van Nevel as co-CEO of Spectrum Commercial Service Co. and Cramer as one of the founders of Grassroots Solutions, a for-profit company that helps to build grassroots support and enthusiasm for causes that fit with the founders' convictions. At Carleton, Van Nevel majored in economics and Cramer majored in English.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a May 14 Newsday article titled "Public Polls: Waning Support" that analyzed American sentiment toward the war and President Bush after the Iraq prison abuse scandal and a prolonged war. "We're right in the middle of a big churn, and it's hard to tell where it will go," Schier said about the upcoming presidential election.

  • Ruthanna Miller, catering manager, and her husband, Van, were featured in an article and photo in the May 9 issue of the Faribault (Minn.) Daily News. The Millers catered a five-course Italian dinner to raise money for Ruth's House, a planned transitional shelter for homeless women and their children. A Carleton a cappella group, Exit 69, provided music for the event and other students were among those who served the meal.

  • David M. McGee '80 was featured in a May 5 Star Tribune article titled "He's first string in his arena." The article was part of a feature on five familiar faces at Minnesota Timberwolves basketball games. McGee often plays cello in the skyway linking the 7th Street parking ramp to Target Center. McGee was a philosophy major at Carleton.

  • Jeremy Gantz '04 was featured in a May 8 article in The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger titled "World traveler: Fulbright scholar to study in Sri Lanka." Gantz was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study Sri Lanka's education system. During his junior year, Gantz studied abroad in Sri Lanka and lived with a local Buddhist family. Gantz is a history major at Carleton.