• Jim Slocum '79 featured in Star Tribune.

    June 11, 2004 at 10:48 am

    James "Jim" P. Slocum '79 was featured in a June 11 Star Tribune article titled " 'Last Place' director kept focus" about Slocum's experience working on his new film "The Last Place on Earth." The film's story was inspired by Slocum's best friend who died from cancer. Slocum majored in English at Carleton.

  • Marcus Young '91 was featured in a June 11 Star Tribune Variety section review titled "Serious fun" that highlighted Young's installation, titled "The Big Idea Store," at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis. Young tends a tiny tea shop where he sell ideas, one per customer for five cents each, three days a week. The review called the installation "a winner combination of installation and performance art." Young was a music major at Carleton.

  • Daniel "Dan" Lansberg '04 and Taylor Curtis '04 were featured in a June 9 Star Tribune article titled "Big-time players." Lansberg and Curtis commanded opposing teams in a local elementary school's second annual human chess match. Other Carleton students also volunteer to work with the school's chess club.

  • Philip Dunn '93, English major

    Philip Dunn '93 was profiled in a June 8 Portland (Oreg.) Tribune article titled "Racer talks his walk." Dunn, ranked No. 1 in the country in 2002 and 2003, has qualified for the 2004 Athens Olympic games in the 50-kilometer racewalking event. "You don't get a lot of publicity and don't make much money," he says. "It's an internal quest for excellence." Dunn majored in English at Carleton.

  • Robert Packer, associate professor of political science, was quoted in a June 6 Star Tribune article titled "A similar path in Iraq for immediate future" about what President Bush and Senator John Kerry have stated as their policies regarding Iraq. Packer said the lack of specific differences can be explained by politics, by 9/11 and by the facts in Iraq.

  • Kate Shipley Coddington '03 was profiled in a June 6 Eugene (Oregon) Register-Guard article titled "Been There: Guatamala trip leads to fascinating people, places" about her travels to South America. Coddington majored in history at Carleton.

  • Alexander "Alex" Booth Cook '03 was quoted in a June 6 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "Health care: Young adults lacking policies." Unlike many young adults, Cook has chosen to pay for health insurance after a teaching contract in Europe ended and he returned to the U.S. to find a new job. "It's better to err on the side of caution," he said. At Carleton, Cook majored in economics with concentrations in environmental and technology studies and political economy.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a June 5 Toronto Globe and Mail article titled "Kerry drapes himself in red, white and blue" about U.S. presidential candidate John's Kerry rally in Minnesota. Schier commented on Kerry's risk in emphasizing his (Kerry's) military credentials.

  • Roy Grow, the Frank B. Kellogg Professor of International Relations, was quoted in a June 4 Chronicle of Higher Education article titled "If You Like This Student, Click Here" about the increasing use of Web-based recommendation forms in graduate school admissions.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a June 4 Washington Post article titled "George Tenet's 'Slam Dunk' Into the History Books," about the CIA director's advice regarding the Iraq war and his recent resignation.

  • 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.