- 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.
- August 31, 2012 at 11:40 am
Today, the Huffington Post named Carleton College to its list of the "Top Ten Colleges with the Happiest Students." This latest installment of the 2013 Unigo College Rankings highlights those campuses with students "who overwhelmingly voted that they were as happy as could be!" The ranking also refers to Carleton as "an incredibly well-regarded" liberal arts school. Unigo's complete profile of the College can be found here.
- August 28, 2012 at 3:13 pm
Next week, Carleton College will welcome 531 members of the Class of 2016. Each year, New Student Week at the College includes a variety of activities designed to familiarize incoming freshmen with the campus and with each other. But this year’s New Student Week will feature a unique opportunity—hands-on training for CPR and AED, providing all students with the tools necessary to respond to heart-related medical emergencies. On Wednesday, September 5 from 11 a.m. until noon in the Carleton Recreation Center, the College plans to train the 531 incoming freshmen (along with over another hundred students, Hall Directors, and Resident Assistants) for CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and on the use of automated external defibrillators, or AEDs.
- August 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm
Carleton College's Perlman Teaching Museum, located in the Weitz Center for Creativity, is featured in a MN Original episode entitled "Museums Creating Community." Produced with the Minnesota Association of Museums, the episode looks at the role and value of museums as they reflect their communities, preserve traditions and inspire generations. Minnesota has over 600 museums, representing a diverse array of perspectives and artistic genres, as well as numerous chapters in the state's history.
- August 6, 2012 at 12:11 pm
Today Newsweek magazine released its list of "2012's Best Colleges for You" and Carleton College is featured twice -- ranking as one of the top five "happiest" campuses in the nation, as well as one of the most "rigorous" colleges academically. The rankings reflect the Carleton's passion for working hard, while appreciating the importance of having fun and enjoying life both in and out of the classroom.
- 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.