- August 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm
Carleton College has named Donald Hasseltine, currently vice president for college advancement at Dickinson College (Pa.), as its new vice president for external relations. At Dickinson, Hasseltine oversees all fundraising and alumni relations activity at the college. He also serves as a staff liaison to the committee on trustees, and he managed Dickinson’s recently-completed $150 million capital campaign. Prior to Dickinson, he served as vice president for advancement at Colby-Sawyer College (N.H.). He holds a doctorate in higher education from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree from New England College (N.H.), where he also was a standout basketball and baseball player. Hasseltine and his wife, Rebecca Bliss, have two children: Elise (age 9) and Julia (age 6). He is slated to begin his new position in early November.
- August 10, 2011 at 8:35 am
Carleton’s Science Education Resource Center (SERC) is the recipient of a $10 million, five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to create a national STEP Center that will prepare students who can leverage the geosciences to address societal challenges including natural hazards, resource issues, and environmental impacts. The center will conduct project InTeGrate: Interdisciplinary Teaching of Geoscience for a Sustainable Future. The center is one of two funded this year through NSF's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP).
- July 11, 2011 at 11:10 am
Susan Singer, the Carleton College Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences, has won the Charles Edwin Bessey Teaching Award from the Botanical Society of America. The award honors Dr. Bessey, who is remembered as one of the great developers of botanical education in the United States of America. A professor and administrator at the University of Nebraska, his work and dedication to improving the educational aspects of botany are most noted in what Nebraskans call “The Bessey Era” (1886-1915), during which Nebraska developed an extraordinary program in botany and ranked among the top five schools in the United States for the number of its undergraduates who became famous botanists.
- July 5, 2011 at 10:13 am
Twelve recent Carleton College graduates have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships for 2011, the highest number ever for Carleton alumni. The Program provides three years of support for graduate education of outstanding students who are pursuing research-based graduate degrees in a wide range of scientific fields.
- June 24, 2011 at 3:25 pm
Chris Fischbach ’94 has been named publisher of Coffee House Press, succeeding Allan Kornblum, the press’s founder and current publisher. Fischbach joined the Coffee House Staff in 1995, after receiving his BA from Carleton College, where he studied English/American Literature and Latin. He has served as co-chair of the Minneapolis Arts Commission and as Assistant Director of the Twin Cities Book Festival. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Hennepin County Library Foundation.
- June 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm
Ian Barbour, the Carleton College Winifred & Atherton Bean Professor of Science, Technology & Society, Emeritus, was one of the former Templeton Prize winners honored by Prince Philip in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 1. Prince Philip has awarded the prize annually since 1972; he recently celebrated his 90th birthday and will be ending most of his official duties. He wished to honor some of the previous prize recipients in addition to this year’s recipient, Sir Martin Rees, a noted astrophysicist and former president of the Royal Society. Barbour received the prize in 1999 in a ceremony in the same room. From the balcony of this room Prince William and Princess Kate kissed each other after their wedding last month.
- May 30, 2011 at 9:31 pm
Carleton Ultimate (CUT) won its third national title by dominating the competition at this past weekend’s USA Ultimate Collegiate Championships. CUT went unbeaten throughout the national tournament, finishing 4-0 in pool play before breezing past Stanford, Iowa and Wisconsin to take home its third national title in club history and second in the last three years. CUT was backed by a large contingent of parents, alumni and fans during the national tourney in Boulder, Colo.
- May 27, 2011 at 5:30 pm
An annual Carleton tradition marks the end of the academic year with the celebration of Honors Convocation, where students and faculty are honored for their outstanding achievements. Stephen Kelly, the Dye Family Professor of Music, gave the keynote address, "My Carleton Education." Carleton student photographer Andrew Walters '11 was there to capture some images from the event.
- May 22, 2011 at 9:09 pm
One of Carleton's club ultimate teams, Eclipse, captured its first national title by taking the USA Ultimate Division 3 championship this weekend in Buffalo, N.Y. Eclipse staged a near-impossible rally in the title match, overcoming a 5-0 deficit to Williams College (Mass.) to win the championship, 8-6. Incredibly, all four of Carleton's club ultimate teams have now won national titles. We have a link to a great report from admissions blogger Marlena Hartman-Filson '13, along with some photos from the amazing weekend.
- May 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Carleton student photographer Niko Duffy '13 captured one of the students' most-loved events of the school year, as Spring Concert 2011 featured a top line-up of bands and some well-deserved great weather behind the Recreation Center.
- May 18, 2011 at 11:29 pm
Student photographer Khant Khant Kyaw '11 captured some amazing images of the Ragamala Dance performance of Sthree, a stunning convergence of dance, music and text that brings to the present the beauty of the Sangam Period of history. The performance, inspired by Silappatikaram (The Anklet), the national epic of the Tamil people of southeastern India, was sponsored by a Minnesota State Art Grant and various Carleton departments, including religion and Asian studies.
- May 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm
James Morrissey (New York) of Carleton College has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Chinese in China during the summer of 2011. Morrissey, who earlier this year was named as a Goldwater Scholarhip winner, is among the approximately 575 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s CLS Program to study Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu languages.