Elsewhere

  • George Jacobson '68 was quoted in an April 16 Portland Press Herald article about a local high school graduate who used sports as a springboard to college and is helping others do the same. "Physical athleticism is wonderful, but pushing hard for intellectual athleticism is really far more important in the development of a young person," said Jacobson, who was a biology major and star baseball player at Carleton.

  • Bill Hillsman '75 published an op/ed piece in the April 15 Chicago Sun-Times. Hillsman is a political media consultant who works for both Republican and Democratic candidates. "I don't agree with the candidates I represent on every issue every time but I focus on our common ground," Hillsman said. Hillsman majored in English at Carleton.

  • Barrie Osborne '66 and his visit to Carleton was featured in an April 7 Star Tribune article titled "Carleton grad to return with Oscar in tow." Osborne, producer of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, will be on campus April 16 and 17 as part of the first-ever Carleton Film Colloquium. "We're interested in his take on the impact some of these technologies are having on contemporary film," said Carol Donelan, assistant professor of media studies.

  • The Carleton Art Gallery exhibit titled "ThinSkinned" was featured in an April 7 Star Tribune article titled "Artists embrace high-tech methods."

  • Gary Vikan '67 was featured in an April 4 Baltimore Sun article titled "Feting a man who gave the Walters a new identity" about Vikan's role as director of the Walters Art Museum for the past 10 years. "Change is always challenging but I've always thought the collection and the opportunities here were enormous and that my job was to be a catalyst for realizing our best," Vikan said. Vikan majored in art history at Carleton.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an April 2 Minnesota Public Radio News article about Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman's complaint against presidential candidate John Kerry. The complaint centered around the claim that Kerry has a reputation for changing political positions. "If Norm Coleman is seen as an attack dog, that could hurt him," Schier said. "Strong partisanship is seldom appealing to many Minnesota voters." The article was also picked up by the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette and the Biloxi (Miss.) Sun Herald.

  • David Strom '87 was featured in an April 2 Star Tribune article titled "Strom made a right turn on ideological highway." Strom was raised in a liberal, academic environment and is now the president of the ardently conservative Taxpayers League of Minnesota. "We have created an enormous, much larger space on the right as to what acceptable opinon is...We are an unabashedly conservative voice," said Strom. Strom majored in political science at Carleton.

  • Laura Bloedorn '03 was featured in a, April 2 Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle article titled "Running: Bloedorn competing against elite," about her upcoming qualifying race for the women's U.S. Olympic Marathon team. "My only goal is to run well, within my pace. I have nothing to lose," said Bloedorn. Bloedorn majored in biology at Carleton.

  • Nicholas "Nick" Torres '93 was featured in an April 2 Philadelphia Business Journal article titled "Forty under forty" that highlighted successful people under age 40. Torres works forCongreso de Latinos Unidos , a nonprofit provider of social services for the Latino community. "I chose to enter into management because I was confident that I could make a large impact on the many families and children through demanding a higher standard," Torres explained. Torres majored in psychology at Carleton.

  • Nicolas "Nick" Torres '93 was featured in the April 2 Philadelphia Business Journal columnn titled "40 under forty". Torres is the executive director of Congreso de Latinos Unidos, a nonprofit social service provider for the local Latino community. Torres majored in psychology at Carleton.

  • Mary Rogeness '63 was featured in an April 1 Star Tribune article titled "Legislators get an earful from voters about gay marriage." Rogeness is a Massachusetts state representative who will vote on an amendment to the state constitution regarding gay marriages. "I consider that this is a change to Western history, if not world history, imposed by the judiciary. The court has been very stubborn and seems to be interested in really producing a revolution," said Rogeness. Rogeness majored in political science at Carleton.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an April 1 USA TODAY article titled "Campaigns trade punches in ads" about the intense and expensive use of advertisements so early in the presidential race. "I don't think we've ever, in American electoral history, seen something like this," said Schier.