- November 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm
On Friday, students, faculty, and Northfield residents celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, with dancing, skits, musical performance, and more! See photos by Maria Kjellstrand here.
- November 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm
Culminating a trimester’s worth of intensive study, eleven Carleton College philosophy students led a public presentation last Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Northfield’s Just Food Coop highlighting their findings on the humane treatment of farm animals. The students have been taking a course entitled “Animal Ethics: The Moral Status of Animals,” taught by visiting professor Sarah Jansen, which examines different ethical theories when pondering whether humans have a moral obligation toward non-human animals.
- November 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Convocation on the 19th featured Baoting Li and Miao Song and Dance Troupe. See photos of the performance by student photographer, Nina Shapiro here!
- October 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm
Carleton's student cooking club, Firebellies, partnered with Bon Appétit to teach Carleton students to make sushi over mid-term break. Student videographer Andy Rodgers '16 captured footage from the event--ever had peanut butter and jelly sushi?
- October 22, 2012 at 11:08 am
The popular Ebony II dance show was as flashy and exciting as ever this fall with sparkles and spandex galore! Most of all, it was filled with impressive moves choreographed and danced entirely by students. Student photographer, Maria Kjellstrand was on hand to capture the event.
- October 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm
The Carleton College community lost one of its most cherished members, former political science professor and U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, in a plane crash ten years ago. Carleton will host a series of events on Oct. 25, the tenth anniversary of Wellstone’s death, to commemorate his life, honor his tenure as a Carleton professor, and celebrate his legacy of civic engagement that continues with today’s Carleton students. The main event, “Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Wellstone” begins at 12 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel and will be streamed live via Carleton's website or available for on-demand viewing.
- October 11, 2012 at 5:06 pm
This year, homecoming weekend meant not only a plethora of athletic events, but also music, dancing, and great fun. Despite being under construction as a part of the Evans renovation, The Cave still provided great music, kicking off the weekend with a concert at the Grand in downtown Northfield. The concert featured the band, Javelin. Photographer, Nina Shapiro was on site to capture the event.
- September 27, 2012 at 11:49 am
Thanks to a generous gift of $1.5 million from Herb ’73 and Barbara Fritch, Carleton has announced the formation of the Fritch Endowed Scholars Program, aimed at middle class students from rural and non-metro areas of the country. Herb Fritch, president and founder of HealthSpring, which was purchased by Cigna earlier this year, is a part-owner of the NHL’s Nashville Predators. He was born and raised in Duluth, Minn. Barbara Fritch, a native of Yorkshire, England, is a retired financial planner. Married for 11 years, the establishment of the Fritch Scholars program at Carleton affirms the couple’s deep appreciation for the role education plays in individual lives.
- September 20, 2012 at 11:38 am
Julie Neiworth, Carleton College professor of psychology and director of neuroscience, has been awarded an Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) grant of $344,204 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research “Revisiting Challenged Findings to Determine Social and Cognitive Abilities in Tamarins.” Neiworth will test tamarins, a new world monkey species, on several aspects of cognition contested in psychology due to the retraction or correction of work from former Harvard psychologist Marc Hauser. The topics include recognition of human speech, theory of mind, and social learning.
- September 18, 2012 at 11:01 am
Volunteers gathered Saturday morning to pick up litter along the shores of Spring Creek and the Cannon River. It was a beautiful morning to be out in the arb. See photos by student photographer, Maria Kjellstrand '15 here.
- September 17, 2012 at 8:41 am
Memorial Hall, one of two full-scale student residential facilities that opened at Carleton College in 2009, is being renamed Ardis and Robert James Hall in recognition of the financial commitment made to Carleton by the James family, including Board of Trustees member Cathy James Paglia ’74. The new name honors Cathy Paglia’s parents, Ardis and Robert James, who have a long history of generously supporting a number of nonprofits and educational institutions through their family foundation, the Robert and Ardis James Foundation.
- September 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Using Storify, a new social media platform that allows other social media elements to be used in a story, follow along as the class of 2016 moves to Carleton and participates in New Student Week. The story includes tweets from New Student Week leaders, incoming students, photos of the week, as well as a YouTube video of move-in day.