• Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty recently appointed Susan M. Robiner '81 to one of three trial court bench vacancies in the 4th Judicial District in Hennepin County. Currently an attorney and shareholder with the law firm of Leonard, Street and Deinard in Minneapolis, Robiner will assume her position as district court judge later this summer. Robiner is a magna cum laude graduate of Carleton and a member of Phi Beta Kappa; she received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Honored as a "Rising Star" and "Super Lawyer" numerous times by Minnesota Law & Politics, Robiner is recognized in Chambers USA as one of "America's Leading Business Lawyers."

  • Trevor McNeil '04 recently won a seat on San Francisco's Democratic County Central Committee. The 24-year-old teacher, political activist and native San Franciscan is the youngest representative on the Central Committee, which represents the 12th Assembly District of California.

  • Sarah E. Doerr '99 Receives Honor

    July 24, 2006 at 10:54 am

    Attorney Sarah E. Doerr '99 has been honored by her firm, Leonard, Street and Deinard, for her demonstrated commitment to pro bono legal service benefiting the greater Twin Cities community. Doerr was honored with the firm's Award for Legal Service in the Public Interest for her role on the legal team assisting the Minnesota Chapter of The Nature Conservancy to build a legal framework for collecting and storing easement data, allowing the Conservancy to effectively defend themselves in potential legal proceedings. Doerr is a magna cum laude graduate of Carleton College and received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Doerr focuses her practice on business and commercial litigation.

  • Bill Hillsman ’75, whose creative advertising campaigns helped lead Paul Wellstone and Jesse Ventura into office, is busy working for several new candidates this political season. The Christian Science Monitor (July 6, 2006) has a lengthy feature on Hillsman's magic, which he is currently attempting to work on Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman, among others. Carleton political science professor Steven Schier is quoted in the story as saying of Hillsman, "He can work really well with unorthodox candidates."

  • Nathan Grawe, assistant professor of economics, completed his most recent publication entitled "Family Size and Child Achievement" in Research on Economic Inequality, volume 13, published by Elsevier.

  • Roger Jackson publishes essay

    July 6, 2006 at 11:00 am

    Roger Jackson, Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. Professor of Religion and the Liberal Arts, recently published an essay entitled "Deconstructive and Foundationalist Tendencies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism" in Buddhism and Deconstructions (Rowman and Littlefield). He also has been named an editor of the Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies, published by Varanasi. In addition, he recently offered courses on basic Buddhist concepts and Tibetan Buddhism at the Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center and continues to lecture monthly at the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery in Minneapolis.

  • Eleta Jones ’69 has received the Distinguished Professional of 2006 award from the Connecticut Counseling Association at its recent annual conference. Jones is the assistant director at the Career Counseling Center of the University of Hartford. She also is director of career counseling and of the Human Resources Institute for Talent Development and Retention at the center and teaches at both the University of Connecticut and St. Joseph College.

  • Galotti Serves on NIH Review

    June 26, 2006 at 2:12 pm

    Kathleen Galotti, professor of psychology and cognitive studies, served on the Cognition and Perception Study Section of the National Institute of Health's Center for Scientific Review in Washington, D.C.

  • Sylvester Wins Sociology of Law Award

    June 21, 2006 at 4:05 pm

    Elizabeth Sylvester '06 won the 2006 Sociology of Law Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award. The award is granted by the Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association. In the words of the chair of this committee, "The undergraduate paper prize comes with a one-year student membership in the ASA and in the Sociology of Law section. It also comes with a nice plaque, considerable honor, and the hearty appreciation of the section for so ably representing the future of our field."

  • Susan Singer and Joe Chihade

    June 8, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    Susan Singer, professor of biology, and Joe Chihade, assistant professor of chemistry, recently attended the Penn State Symposium on RNA Biology with two students, Jayme Johnson '06 and Adam Williamson '06. Both Johnson and Williamson received travel awards from Penn State. Singer and Chihade attended the symposium to launch their joint work on interdisciplinary comps projects for next year.

  • Timothy Raylor published

    June 8, 2006 at 12:08 pm

    Timothy Raylor, professor of English, published a feature essay, " 'Faire Englands Joy is fled?' Visual and Performance Arts in the 1650s," in the May 2006 update of The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online edition. Raylor also published an entry, "Edmund Waller," in the Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature (2006).

  • Deborah Appleman papers

    June 8, 2006 at 12:01 pm

    Deborah Appleman, professor of educational studies, presented three papers, including an invited address, at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association in San Francisco last spring. She presented with colleagues from Berkeley, UCLA, and Harvard on research on urban teachers, offered a symposium on literary theory as pedagogical content knowledge with colleagues from Stanford and The University of Georgia, and gave an invited talk on literary theory and adolescents. She also has been named a senior author for Holt, Rinehart and Winston's 2008 literature textbook series for grades 6-12, Elements of Literature.