- April 20, 2010 at 3:15 pm
Carleton College recently honored retirees and longtime employees on April 15 at a lunchtime ceremony and a dinner at the Nutting House hosted by Carleton President Robert Oden Jr. and his wife Teresa Johnson Oden.
- April 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm
The Carleton Ethics Bowl team of seniors Carmen Ross, Chris Logel and Dan Kagan-Kans recently advanced to the national semifinals of the 16th annual Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. The Carleton squad, in its fourth year of existence, suffered a narrow two-point loss to eventual national champion University of Alabama at Birmingham. The national tournament featured 32 teams that qualified through regional competitions. Carleton was the smallest institution to crack the final four.
- March 29, 2010 at 9:00 pm
Carleton held its traditional Passover Seder with nearly 150 people in attendance, including well-known radio personality Garrison Keillor, along with his wife and daughter. Keillor was invited to the event by Carleton associate chaplin Shosh Dworsky, whose brother, Rich, is a member of the "Guys' All-Star Band" which performs each week on Keillor's public radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion."
- February 9, 2010 at 2:59 pm
Carleton College’s Panel on Haiti on Wednesday, Jan. 27 was packed to the brim with students and members of the Carleton and Northfield communities. The event featured four guest speakers who discussed not only the current situation in Haiti, but also the country’s economic, social, and political history to this point. The panel was organized by Carleton junior Hunter Knight (Brookline, Mass.) along with several groups on campus, including the Black Student Alliance (BSA) and International Relations Council; both groups have been providing and organizing fund-raising events since Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake on January 12, 2010.
- January 30, 2010 at 10:53 am
Student photographer Henry Moskowitz '11 captured images from one of the winter's highlights, a performance by the student-run dance company Ebony II. The dance company is open to beginners, experienced dancers, and everyone in between. All dance styles are welcomed. Each term the company performs student choreography in a performance open to the entire campus, which is heavily attended and of the social highlights of the term.
- January 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm
Carleton media relations photographers Nate Ryan '10 and Teddy Wolf '10 captured images of a random igloo, supposedly constructed by a Carleton student or students, in the lower portion of the Cowling Arboretum. It is unclear if the igloo was merely for entertainment purposes or constructed as an actual domicile!
- January 19, 2010 at 2:44 pm
On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, the Carleton campus awoke to the scene of the entire campus painted white following a hoar frost. According to a post on wikipedia.com, a hoar frost (also called a radiation frost or hoarfrost) "refers to the white ice crystals, loosely deposited on the ground or exposed objects, that form on cold clear nights when heat losses into the open skies cause objects to become colder than the surrounding air."
- January 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm
A group of Chinese educators recently visited Carleton in conjunction with its stay at The Mingda Institute for Leadership Training of the University of Minnesota’s China Center. The delegation and their counterparts from the University of Minnesota spent Thursday, Dec. 17, at Carleton. This site visit was meant to introduce the Chinese educators to a very strong, small college and to demonstrate the diversity of American higher education.
- December 21, 2009 at 5:29 pm
Carleton has received a grant of $350,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in support of an endowed Postdoctoral Fellows Program in the Humanities. The NEH Challenge Grant, which will be matched on a four-to-one basis by the College, will create a permanent endowment of $1.75 million that will ensure the ongoing implementation of the Fellows Program. In total, 20 challenge grants were awarded, but only two were won by undergraduate, four-year liberal arts colleges: Carleton and Eckerd College (Fla.). Nine of the twenty grants went to higher education institutions, or programs affiliated with higher education institutions.
- November 16, 2009 at 2:48 pm
In a year rich in student film projects at Carleton – there were at least five movie productions underway this fall – Nova Roma, an alternate history of the Roman Empire conceived and directed by Alexander Cooney ’11 (Golden Valley, Minn.), stands out for its creative use of resources.
- October 31, 2009 at 5:24 pm
On Sunday, October 18, Carleton commemorated the Hindu “festival of lights,” Diwali, with a celebratory event held at the Severance Great Hall. The event featured a keynote address by guest speaker Suhag Shukla, co-founder of the Hindu American Foundation, followed by vocal and dance performances by members of DESI (Dedicated to the Exploration of South-Asian Interests) club and other Carleton students.
- October 6, 2009 at 9:57 am
In our first video feature of the new 2009-10 school year, Qiguang Zhao, the Burton and Lily Levin Professor of Chinese and Chair of Asian Languages and Literature, discusses what he hopes to achieve by teaching Taoist philosophy to a class at Carleton College.