- December 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm
The Sherman Fairchild Foundation has awarded a grant to Carleton College for the project Collaborative Directions in Art and Technology. The $300,000, three-year project will support Carleton arts and technology faculty in developing new class modules, courses, collaborative courses, and curricular models for multi-disciplinary student projects. The project will enable Carleton faculty members to make full use of the new Weitz Center for Creativity, which will be providing staff, technological resources, and facilities in support of project efforts.
- December 8, 2011 at 1:33 pm
Carleton has been recognized by Charity Navigator with a four-star rating for the second consecutive year. The group stated that receiving four out of a possible four stars shows the Carleton adheres to good governance and other best practices and consistently executes the College's mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 12 percent of charities the group rates have received at least two consecutive four-star evaluations. Carleton, along with Northfield neighbor St. Olaf College, were the only two Minnsota institutions of higher education to receive the four-star rating.
- December 2, 2011 at 3:26 pm
Deanna Haunsperger, professor of mathematics at Carleton College, has earned the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) M. Gweneth Humphreys Award. The award recognizes a commitment to undergraduate students of mathematics. Haunsperger, together with professor of mathematics Stephen Kennedy, conceived of Carleton’s summer mathematics program to mentor talented women early in their undergraduate studies. Colleagues at Carleton credit her with the helping to build and sustain the strong community of math majors at the College. She has served as co-editor of Math Horizons and as second vice president of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
- November 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm
The Carleton Singers have been selected to perform at the White House during its annual holiday tours. The performance will take place on Saturday, December 3, from 3:30-6 p.m. EST. The Carleton Singers, under the direction of Lawrence Burnett, Carleton professor of music and choral director, is a highly select, mixed choral ensemble of 16 voices that presents annual concerts of short and extended works from classical, ethnic, and cultural repertories, including works for mixed, women’s, and men’s voices. Under Burnett’s direction, the ensemble has been lauded for energetic and emotional performances while sustaining high degrees of excellence in choral singing.
- November 20, 2011 at 10:40 pm
The Carleton College women’s rugby team captured its first national title, pulling away from Lock Haven University (Pa.) 59-7 in the title game of the National Small College Rugby Organization's (NSCRO) Division 3 Women's Collegiate Championships to cap an undefeated season. Women’s rugby is the fourth different Carleton club sport to claim a national title. Arden Caffrey ’13 (Waynesville, N.C.) was named the tournament's most valuable player
Carleton College Publishes New Edition of “Cold: The Record of an Antarctic Sledge Journey,” Laurence Gould’s Extraordinary, True Account of Polar ExplorationNovember 16, 2011 at 10:16 am
Almost 100 years ago, on Dec. 14, 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen was the first to reach the South Pole. Now, in the centennial year of Antarctic exploration, Carleton College has published a new edition of “Cold: The Record of an Antarctic Sledge Journey.” Originally published in 1931 and written by Carleton’s fourth president, Laurence McKinley Gould, “Cold” is the riveting, first-hand account of Gould’s extraordinary experience serving as chief scientist and Second-in-Command in the infamous Admiral Richard E. Byrd Antarctic Expedition from 1928-30.
- October 28, 2011 at 11:41 am
Carleton christened the new Weitz Center for Creativity's theater this week with the Carleton Players’ presentation of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Honoring the College’s brand new theater, “The Tempest” is being directed by Ed Berkeley, Carleton Class of 1966 and a faculty member at the famed Juilliard School in New York City since 1987. Carleton student photographer Nina Shapiro '14 captured images of the dress rehearsal.
- October 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm
Gao Hong Dice, performance activities coordinator in music and lecturer in Chinese musical instruments at Carleton College, will be featured on an upcoming episode of Twin Cities Public Television’s (TPT) “Minnesota Original.” The episode, entitled “Gao Hong and Butterfly,” is slated to air on TPT 2 on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. CDT. The episode also airs on TPT’s Minnesota channel on Sunday at 10 p.m. CDT and on TPT’s Life channel on Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.
- October 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm
Carleton student photographers captured images from various events during the week, including a concert by the Kronos Quartet, Carls participating in Northfield's CROP Walk and an outdoor showing on the Bald Spot of Toy Story 3.
- September 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm
An old Carleton tradition--Opening Convocation--melded with the newest part of Carleton--the Weitz Center for Creativity--to open the 2011-12 academic year. We have photos of the festivities, from the faculty marching to Skinner Memorial Chapel, seniors blowing bubbles from the chapel balcony, and the entire student body marching down College Street to the Weitz Center for the grand opening of Carleton's newest building.
- September 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm
Carleton student photographer Abigail Han '12 (Singapore) captured images from Carleton's annual student activities fair, which is traditionally the first Friday of the school year. Carleton's vast number of student clubs, organizations and groups convene on the Bald Spot, giving students a chance to check out what sort of activities they might like to try in the coming school year. Live music was provided at the event as a new feature in 2011.
- September 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm
Carleton student photographer Niko Duffy '13 captured some images during Carleton's annual New Student Week, as the class of 2015 was introduced to Carleton, its traditions, and what they could expect during the coming four years of their college careers.