- September 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm
An old Carleton tradition--Opening Convocation--melded with the newest part of Carleton--the Weitz Center for Creativity--to open the 2011-12 academic year. We have photos of the festivities, from the faculty marching to Skinner Memorial Chapel, seniors blowing bubbles from the chapel balcony, and the entire student body marching down College Street to the Weitz Center for the grand opening of Carleton's newest building.
- September 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm
Carleton student photographer Abigail Han '12 (Singapore) captured images from Carleton's annual student activities fair, which is traditionally the first Friday of the school year. Carleton's vast number of student clubs, organizations and groups convene on the Bald Spot, giving students a chance to check out what sort of activities they might like to try in the coming school year. Live music was provided at the event as a new feature in 2011.
- September 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm
Carleton student photographer Niko Duffy '13 captured some images during Carleton's annual New Student Week, as the class of 2015 was introduced to Carleton, its traditions, and what they could expect during the coming four years of their college careers.
- September 7, 2011 at 10:49 am
Carleton College graduate and current board of trustee member John Harris ’85 will co-moderate tonight’s Republican Party presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Harris, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Politico, will moderate the debate with NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. The debate airs on MSNBC, POLITICO.com, CNBC and Telemundo. The debate is slated to begin at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
- August 29, 2011 at 2:53 pm
Carleton College has named five faculty members to endowed professorships: professor of political science Barbara Allen, professor of linguistics Michael Flynn, professor of history Susannah Ottaway, professor of music Ronald Rodman, and professor of classics Chico Zimmerman.
- 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.