- January 4, 2011 at 4:57 pm
Carleton has announced that it is renaming its new Arts Union facility, scheduled to open September 2011, as the Weitz Center for Creativity. The renaming of the project, currently under way at the site of the former Northfield Middle School, reflects the contributions made by the family of Wally (’70) and Barbara (’70) Weitz, their children Katie (’96), Roger (’99), and Drew (’02), and their spouses Watie White (’93), Kate, and Meredith (’02) of $15 million towards the completion of the facility. The Weitz family is the largest single donor in College history at $25 million, as they also gave $10 million to launch Carleton’s Breaking Barriers, Creating Connections $300 million campaign, successfully completed this past June. Barbara and Wally served as the campaign’s co-chairs, and Wally has been a member of Carleton’s Board of Trustees since 2000.
- January 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm
Carleton, for the fourth consecutive year, has scored an A- on the College Sustainability Report Card 2011. Carleton is one of only 53 schools nationwide to earn a grade of A- or better. Three Minnesota institutions received at least an A- or better, led by the University of Minnesota’s grade of A, one of only eight awarded nationally. Macalester College also received a grade of A-. The College received an A rating in the categories of climate change and energy, food and recycling, student involvement, transportation, endowment transparency, investment priorities and shareholder engagement. Carleton graded a B in green building and administration. In the leadership categories, Carleton was an Overall College Sustainability Leader, Campus Sustainability Leader, and Endowment Sustainability Leader.
- December 1, 2010 at 3:11 pm
Josh Meltzer, Carleton Class of 1995 and currently a photojournalist-in-residence at Western Kentucky University’s School of Journalism and Broadcasting, recently won a PhotoPhilanthropy award for his project about the internal migration of indigenous people within Mexico. Meltzer was named the Professional Grand Prize Winner in PhotoPhilanthrophy’s 2010 Activist Awards. He received a $15,000 prize for the project about people who move from rural regions to large cities.
- November 18, 2010 at 4:30 pm
Update on Thurs., Nov. 18, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. CST
Carleton's administrative leadership team has issued an update to the flood recovery process. Allen and Prentice Houses are now available and will be occupied by students during winter term. West Gym is also now available, with the basketball and swimming teams resuming practices in those spaces. College officials have met with federal officials as well in regards to possible governmental funds for flood recovery, and bids are out for restorative work to Laird Stadium.
- September 15, 2010 at 3:25 pm
What started as a typical day for Carleton College Cowling Arboretum director Nancy Braker turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when she received a phone call from a neighbor, alerting her to the presence of Whooping Cranes in the College-owned McKnight Prairie area this past Monday.
- September 13, 2010 at 5:00 pm
The start of the 2010-11 academic year began with the traditional opening convocation in Skinner Memorial Chapel on Monday, Sept. 13. Carleton media relations photographer Andrew Walters '11 was on hand to capture the pomp and circumstance of the event that begins with the faculty, in full academic regalia, marching from Laird Hall and across campus to the chapel. Jimmy Kolker '70 was the headline speaker and also marked new Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer's first full-campus event.
- September 10, 2010 at 2:44 pm
Last week, the Carleton College campus welcomed its newest members, the class of 2014. These newest Carls participated in New Student Week, capped by the traditional opening frisbee toss by the Carleton President, Steven G. Poskanzer. Niko Duffy '13 recorded the action throughout the orientation activities and posted a photo gallery of all the happenings.
- June 28, 2010 at 2:55 pm
Rolling north through Northfield and Carleton’s Cowling Arboretum is the Cannon River. Although often enjoyed by sunbathers and fishermen along its banks, many people don’t think of the Cannon as a means of transportation. This spring, three friends and I canoed the Cannon from downtown Northfield—and on to Red Wing, Minnesota, where it joins the mighty Mississippi River. The journey lasted 13 hours and covered an ever-changing tableau of landscapes and wildlife.
- June 22, 2010 at 3:28 pm
Stomping around the Siberian Arctic is an unlikely way for Carls to spend their summer. Nevertheless, thanks to Max Holmes, the 2008-2009 Chesley Distinguished Visiting Associate Professor of Biology and founder of the Polaris Project, three Carleton students will be traveling across the globe this July for a first-hand look at how climate change is impacting a unique Arctic ecosystem.
- June 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm
Carleton students like to keep busy—and many Carls are looking forward to summers nearly as jam-packed as the school year. This summer, my fellow Carls have plans to travel the world, pursue goals both academic and otherwise, and live the sort of adventures that make our college years such an exciting and unique part of life.
- June 9, 2010 at 11:00 am
Back in mid-April, Bassekou Kouyate and the band Ngoni Ba performed at Carleton's Great Hall in front of an energetic crowd in Great Hall. Josiah Burns '12 produced a video of the performance, while Nate Ryan '10 shared a photo slide show of his vivid images of the event.
- June 8, 2010 at 2:22 pm
On Friday, June 4, more than 500 Carleton students gathered on the Bald Spot in an attempt to break the world record for the largest group "spoon." Student photographer Nate Ryan '10 was granted access to the Skinner Memorial Chapel's tower, and he shot numerous images of Carls gathering and spooning to break the world record. He turned those images into a time lapse photo slide show, which you can now view.