- December 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carleton College and St. Olaf College a $1.4 million grant to support increased institutional collaboration. The award funds a four-year project to advance collaboration in library services, information technology, management operations, and academic programs. The project—Broadening the Bridge: Leading Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges into a More Collaborative Future—builds on efforts that began in 2012 with a planning grant from the Foundation. A joint planning team identified the most promising opportunities for collaboration between the two institutions.
- November 26, 2013 at 8:10 pm
This fall, the Carleton Orchestra, directed by Hector Valdivia, performed a number of pieces: Wagner’s Rienzi Overture, Schulhoff’s Suite, Op. 37, Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, and Strauss’ Dance of the Seven Veils. Student photographer, Maria Kjellstrand, captured the event.
- November 12, 2013 at 12:17 am
This weekend, Semaphore, Carleton's Repertory Dance Company, presented their annual concert. Semaphore provides advanced dance students with the opportunity to hone their skills, develop as performers, and participate in professional-level dances. This concert featured student-choreographed work along with other pieces. Student photographer, Nina Shapiro, was on hand to capture the event.
- November 6, 2013 at 9:44 am
Carleton College has been awarded an $800,000 grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of the College’s global engagement initiative (GEI). The grant allows the College to integrate global learning across the curriculum. The support funds a three-year project emphasizing faculty development; integration of on- and off-campus study; experimentation with new curricular structures for team-based projects; improved utilization of foreign language resources; and multiple opportunities for collaboration, domestically and internationally. The program will be led by co-directors Scott Carpenter, professor of French and Francophone studies, and Kathleen Ryor, professor of art history and director of Asian studies.
- November 2, 2013 at 9:44 pm
Halloween was on Thursday, but the festivities continued throughout the weekend all over campus. Administrative offices competed for the best decorations, student clubs sponsored pumpkin carving, apple donut-making, and other Halloween-related treats at Sayles Hill, the Rec Center opened its doors to families and offered a variety of fun Halloween activities, the Carleton Players opened their rendition of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Ruth Weiner, on Halloween night, and Día de los Muertos was celebrated in the Great hall. Photographers, Shamir Kansakar and Maria Kjellstrand were on hand to capture the events.
- October 27, 2013 at 9:46 pm
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is all about "ideas worth sharing," and the event at Carleton was an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to share their great ideas with the world. The theme for this year's conference was "The U in Us" and sought to foster conversation about the individual stories, ideas, and talents that make up the Carleton and local community.
- October 16, 2013 at 11:46 am
Mary Savina, the Charles L. Denison Professor of Geology at Carleton College, has been awarded the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award from the Geosciences division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). The awardee is an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships and for maintaining a sustained and innovative approach to the enterprise of undergraduate research. The award will be formally presented at the Geological Society of America Meeting in Denver, Colo., in October.
- October 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm
The first half of fall term has not yet come to a close and Carleton has already seen a number of visiting speakers, dancers, musicians, and performers that share their knowledge and skills for the student body and campus community as a whole. Far from exhaustive, these photos give a taste of the diverse range of guests the college sees every week. Stay tuned for upcoming events in the coming weeks of fall term.
- September 24, 2013 at 10:06 am
Carleton College President Steven G. Poskanzer has joined with nine fellow presidents and chancellors as leading supporters of the American Council on Education’s (ACE) National Challenge for Higher Education: Retaining a 21st Century Workforce. The campaign asks college and university presidents to promote faculty career flexibility on their campuses. Poskanzer is one of 10 presidents and chancellors who are serving as Founding Coalition Partners.
- September 17, 2013 at 2:07 pm
Thanks to a gift from Eric ’66 and Mimi ’66 Carlson P’97, Carleton College has announced the establishment of the Robert E. Will ’50 Endowed Internship Fund in Social Entrepreneurship. Administered by Carleton’s career center, the fund supports 8-10 domestic or international internships per year at up to $5,000 each for students pursuing social entrepreneurship. The fund honors Bob Will, the Raymond Plank Professor of Incentive Economics, Emeritus. A 1950 Carleton graduate, Will earned his PhD at Yale University and taught at Carleton from 1957-93. He championed the importance of a liberal arts education, and each year the Robert E. Will Economics Prize is awarded to the senior economics major or majors who demonstrate excellent academic achievement and breadth of intellectual interests in the best tradition of a liberal arts education. Professor Will remains a resident of Northfield and is very involved in community activities.
- July 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm
R. Kayeen Thomas, Carleton Class of 2006, was awarded the Phillis Wheatley Book Award for First Fiction at the 15th annual Harlem Book Fair on July 19 at the Langston Hughes Auditorium of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. Thomas was honored for his critically-acclaimed novel "Antebellum" (Simon & Schuster/Strebor Books 2012), for which Thomas also received a nomination for a 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Debut Author. Past recipients of the Phillis Wheatley Award include Maya Angelou, Gordon Parks, and Terry McMillan.
- July 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm
Rosalie Wahl, the first woman to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court and the recipient of an honorary degree from Carleton College, passed away Monday, July 22 at the age of 88.