- October 23, 2006 at 3:18 pm
“I’ve got the 21st century breathing down my neck.” That's the title of just one section of the blog documenting Carleton’s newest study abroad program, the Cinema and Media Studies department’s New Media Studies in New York, London, Amsterdam, and Berlin. The blog illustrates that this sentiment certainly rings true for the 22 students taking part in this ground-breaking trip.
- October 17, 2006 at 3:16 pm
“Always understand before you want to be understood.” “Always make people feel they are welcome to your world.”
Growing up in an Indian family in Singapore, Raj Sethuraju heard these phrases constantly from his father, and learned those values by heart. Now, as Carleton’s new director of the Office of Intercultural Life, Sethuraju has brought to the College his interest in creating dialogues and enhancing diversity.
- October 16, 2006 at 3:13 pm
Remember the days of bulging wallets full of plastic, with one card for this function and another card for that? Of riffling through a colorful collection to grab just the right form of identification or payment? The class of 2010 won’t. This fall Carleton implemented an innovative new program, condensing campus ID, dorm access, meal plans, laundry cards, and library privileges into a single card—aptly named the OneCard.
- October 16, 2006 at 11:55 am
Not surprisingly, Ken Jennings, the “Jeopardy!” celebrity who won a record-shattering 74 consecutive games in 2004, competed on Brigham Young University’s quiz bowl team when he attended that school.
- October 10, 2006 at 11:36 am
Many Carleton students spend their summers as interns, but Zoe Schwartz ’08 (New York, New York) may have had one of the most fast-paced internships. She got her taste of the real world last summer working as a production assistant for the ABC news show “20/20” in New York.
- August 17, 2006 at 10:27 am
The legacy of George W. Bush's presidency isn't looking terribly bright these days. But Carleton senior Adam Smith ’07 is counting Bush's successes as well as his failures.
- August 3, 2006 at 12:39 pm
The Northfield News recently honored three members of the Carleton College community as part of “25 on the Rise.” (July 26, 2006). The special supplement to the paper profiled 25 Northfield citizens under the age of 40 committed to making a difference in the community. The select group of honorees includes Brendon Etter ’92, Todd Olson ’97, and Zach Pruitt ’00. In addition to being alumni, the three are also employed by the college.
- July 17, 2006 at 5:00 pm
Twigonometry, the fascinating twig sculpture on the Bald Spot, is coming down this summer almost four years after it was erected by Carleton staff and volunteers. But it won't go away without a proper goodbye.
- June 28, 2006 at 3:36 pm
Searching for bluebird eggs, dissecting owl pellets, going on nature hikes—all these activities and more are part of Prairie and Wood Nature Day Camp at Carleton College.
- June 28, 2006 at 11:24 am
Those wide-eyed youngsters you're seeing all over the Bald Spot this week are part of a successful annual initiative. The Minnesota Private College Week will bring hundreds of prospective students and their parents to the Carleton campus between June 26 and June 30.
- June 5, 2006 at 1:40 pm
Senior physics major Adam Witt (Champlin, Minn.) found an interesting way to use his interrogative exercise, otherwise known as “comps,” to combine his academic interest with a more personal one. Witt has played the piano since the second grade, and thus the idea of studying the physics of the piano intrigued him. His piano teacher at Carleton came up with the idea, which Witt liked because, as he says, “it connects physics with the real world.”
- May 30, 2006 at 4:01 pm
Most students go through four years without ever exploring the quiet first floor of Carleton’s Gould Library. This spring, however, English professor Susan Jaret McKinstry led her advanced seminar class to the special collections books on that very floor, where they chose certain volumes for an exhibit on the 19th century British Pre-Raphaelites.