- August 2, 2012 at 8:22 am
Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges will use a new grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to explore how increased institutional collaboration could enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of services provided to students, faculty, and staff. The $50,000 grant will support a number of planning activities beginning this summer, and will enable the two colleges to examine the opportunities and challenges related to expanded collaboration.
- July 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm
Six Carleton students, including five members of the class of 2012, have been awarded highly competitive Fulbright Fellowships to pursue graduate work abroad. The recipients include: Katie Deeg ’12 (Zionsville, Ind.), Elizabeth Durham ’12 (Ottawa Hills, Ohio), Zach Hyman ’08 (East Hampton, N.Y.), Grace Ogilby ’12 (Belmont, Mass.), Jesse Pittman ‘12 (Annapolis, Md.), and Jake Reznick ‘12 (New York). Fulbright Fellowship award winners are selected on the basis of personal qualifications, academic record, and the value of the proposed project or study.
- June 11, 2012 at 9:39 am
Muira McCammon ‘13 (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) has earned an esteemed Beinecke Scholarship. Each Beinecke Scholar receives $4,000 to use for visiting potential graduate schools and another $30,000 to apply towards graduate school tuition. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships, and research grants. McCammon’s research and coursework at Carleton has taken her to the United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, Latvia, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and throughout the United States. She received the International Center for Academic Integrity’s Donald McCabe award for her research on British undergraduate judiciaries at Oxford, Cambridge, and the London School of Economics.
- June 8, 2012 at 11:02 am
We've gathered some of our top images from all the wonderful activity in the first year of the Weitz Center for Creativity to share at the end of the academic year. Enjoy the great photography by our students: Jeff Berg '14, Abigail Han '12, Maria Kjellstrand '15, and Nina Shapiro '14.
- May 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm
Studio art majors presented their comprehensive exercise work in an exhibition in the Perlman Teaching Museum in the Weitz Center for Creativity. The show celebrated 19 students' works created in sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, metals, photography, and installation. Student photographer, Abigail Han was on hand to capture the event.
- May 30, 2012 at 3:28 pm
On May 19th, Carleton students and Northfield residents gathered to volunteer in Cowling Arboretum. Volunteers "cleaned up" the arb, removing invasive plants. Student photographer, Abigail Han was on hand to capture the event.
- May 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm
Meera Sury ’14 (Roseville, Minn.), a sophomore biology and religion double major, recently was awarded a Davis Project for Peace Grant from the Davis United World Scholars. With the support of the grant, Sury will work with women of the South Indian village of Karasanur to expand their small-scale sewing enterprise. Sury will provide the women with power sewing machines; teach marketing strategies, as well as computer and camera skills.
- May 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Carleton's premier theater and dance groups, the Players and the Semaphore Repertory Dance Company, collaborated to create a new adaptation of Aeschylus’ trilogy of Ancient Greek tragedies. The event was a huge hit, performing to sold-out crowds of students, faculty, and Northfield residents alike. Student photographer, Abigail Han was on hand to capture the unique performance.
- May 24, 2012 at 7:35 am
Carleton College is one of 47 small colleges and universities nationwide to earn a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) grant that will enable the schools to work together to create more engaging science classes, bring real-world research experiences to students, and increase the diversity of students who study science. The four-year, $1 million grant will support the project Towards an Integrative STEM Education: Strengthening Transfer and Application of Learning.
- May 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm
As the end of the term approaches, the concert hall rings with music as a variety of ensembles perform their work. Here is a glance at some of the concerts from this week.
- May 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm
For the second time in three years, Carleton's Gods of Plastic Ultimate club team captured the Division 3 USA Ultimate championship. GoP dispatched the University of Puget Sound, 14-12, in the finals after rolling through pool play and the semifinals with relative ease. It marked GoP's third national title in four years, as it previously won the 2009 and 2010 crowns before trying its hand at the D1 level in 2011.
- May 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm
Cathryn Manduca, director of Carleton College’s Science Education Research Center (SERC), has co-authored Earth and Mind II, a geology textbook that explores the distinctive ways geoscientists perceive, analyze, and explain the workings of the earth system. The book addresses topics such as thinking about space, time, natural systems, and the importance of fieldwork for teaching and learning.