- 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.
- October 2, 2009 at 8:21 pm
Our first video feature of the year takes a quick look at the inner workings of KRLX, Carleton's student-run radio station and one of the highest-rated college radio stations in the country.
- September 28, 2009 at 5:30 pm
Three days after announcing his retirement to the Carleton community, President Robert A. Oden Jr. spoke to Carleton faculty, staff and students in the Sayles-Hill Campus Center on Sept. 28, 2009. Oden reflected on his time at Carleton and what lies ahead for him in his final nine months. Carleton Board of Trustees chair Jack Eugster '67 also addressed the crowd. We have a photo slide show of the event, and audio and video will be available soon.
- June 26, 2009 at 3:01 pm
It’s a tough year to be a recent college graduate. The poor economy means fewer companies are interested in hiring, nonprofits have less funding, and paid internships are few and far between. Offices all across the Carleton campus, reports Brent Nystrom ‘92, associate director of the College’s Career Center and manager of mentor relations, knew “we’ve got to do everything we can to help seniors, especially this year.” So, staff from the Career Center got right to work. “We asked ourselves,” says Nystrom, “What can we do in a really short time?”
- June 5, 2009 at 3:42 pm
We wrap up the term featuring pictures from the violin/viola recital and the Knights Concert.
- June 1, 2009 at 3:20 pm
Ninth week was full of exciting events highlighted by our photo feature including Honors Convocation, Tofu Fest and a WHOA! Dance Concert.
- May 25, 2009 at 3:36 pm
This week our feature includes pictures from the all-campus dodgeball game, the Cujokra Improv Show, Farmstock, the career talk by Jacob Titus '06, the spelling bee and a talk entitled Grassroots Organizing the Wellstone Way by Jeff Blodgett.