- February 10, 2012 at 11:45 am
The Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT) performed at Carleton on Friday, Jan. 6, kicking off the winter term programming in the Weitz Center for Creativity. Dan McAlister '13 interviewed Stuart Pimsler, who also talked about the collaborative class he taught at Carleton during the winter term, which brought politics and dance together in a unique but interesting cross-disciplinary way, and showed footage of the company's performance in the Weitz Center Theater. The performance was supported by funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Legacy Amendment.
- February 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm
Dan McAlister '13 checks in with the Carleton Student Experimental Theater Board and their 24-Hour Show project. The team of students writes, casts, rehearses and performs a series of plays in a 24-hour time period, making for some interesting, creative work and a sleep-deprived group of Carls.
- February 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm
Student photographer Maria Kjellstrand '15 covered Ebony II, giving us an inside view of the ever-popular Carleton event. Ebony II is a student-run dance company open to beginners, experienced dancers, and everyone in between. All dance styles are welcome, and each term the company performs student choreography in a performance open to the entire campus (and attended by most of campus, too).
- January 31, 2012 at 2:10 pm
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is awarding $189,902 to Carleton College in support of the Summer Connections project, which will provide need-based scholarships for high-achieving, low-income high-school students to attend Carleton summer academic programs. The grant, renewable for up to three years, will increase Carleton’s ability to make summer programs available to students who otherwise would not be able to attend due to financial reasons. In summer 2012, the grant will provide scholarship funding for 41 eligible students. The grant will also provide support for national publicity about the program and staffing to help administer scholarship program expansion.
- January 20, 2012 at 3:14 pm
Laurel Bradley, director and curator in the Perlman Teaching Museum and senior lecturer in art and art History, gives us a tour of the Weitz Center for Creativity's museum space. She talks about exactly what it means for Carleton to have such a facility and gives us a sneak preview of the two winter term exhibits. “A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art” is on display in the museum’s Braucher Gallery through March 11, while the Kaemmer Family Gallery hosts “Running the Numbers: Portraits of Mass Consumption" at the same time.
- January 19, 2012 at 11:18 am
Carleton College has announced the formation of a new Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE), combining the efforts of the College’s Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) and Acting in the Community Together (ACT) offices, while adding a third area of public scholarship to bring increased visibility to collaborations between faculty and students, and to support the work of engaged scholarship by Carleton’s faculty. The new effort will be launched with an open house on Friday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m.-12 noon, at the Sayles-Hill Student Center, room 150. Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer and Dean of the College Beverly Nagel will offer remarks at 11:15 a.m.
- January 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm
This past Friday, Carleton presented the Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater performance as 2012's first event in the Weitz Center for Creativity. Student photographer Niko Duffy '13 was there to capture some images in the Weitz Center Theater of the contemporary performance.
- December 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm
The Sherman Fairchild Foundation has awarded a grant to Carleton College for the project Collaborative Directions in Art and Technology. The $300,000, three-year project will support Carleton arts and technology faculty in developing new class modules, courses, collaborative courses, and curricular models for multi-disciplinary student projects. The project will enable Carleton faculty members to make full use of the new Weitz Center for Creativity, which will be providing staff, technological resources, and facilities in support of project efforts.
- December 8, 2011 at 1:33 pm
Carleton has been recognized by Charity Navigator with a four-star rating for the second consecutive year. The group stated that receiving four out of a possible four stars shows the Carleton adheres to good governance and other best practices and consistently executes the College's mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 12 percent of charities the group rates have received at least two consecutive four-star evaluations. Carleton, along with Northfield neighbor St. Olaf College, were the only two Minnsota institutions of higher education to receive the four-star rating.
- December 2, 2011 at 3:26 pm
Deanna Haunsperger, professor of mathematics at Carleton College, has earned the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) M. Gweneth Humphreys Award. The award recognizes a commitment to undergraduate students of mathematics. Haunsperger, together with professor of mathematics Stephen Kennedy, conceived of Carleton’s summer mathematics program to mentor talented women early in their undergraduate studies. Colleagues at Carleton credit her with the helping to build and sustain the strong community of math majors at the College. She has served as co-editor of Math Horizons and as second vice president of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
- November 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm
The Carleton Singers have been selected to perform at the White House during its annual holiday tours. The performance will take place on Saturday, December 3, from 3:30-6 p.m. EST. The Carleton Singers, under the direction of Lawrence Burnett, Carleton professor of music and choral director, is a highly select, mixed choral ensemble of 16 voices that presents annual concerts of short and extended works from classical, ethnic, and cultural repertories, including works for mixed, women’s, and men’s voices. Under Burnett’s direction, the ensemble has been lauded for energetic and emotional performances while sustaining high degrees of excellence in choral singing.
- November 20, 2011 at 10:40 pm
The Carleton College women’s rugby team captured its first national title, pulling away from Lock Haven University (Pa.) 59-7 in the title game of the National Small College Rugby Organization's (NSCRO) Division 3 Women's Collegiate Championships to cap an undefeated season. Women’s rugby is the fourth different Carleton club sport to claim a national title. Arden Caffrey ’13 (Waynesville, N.C.) was named the tournament's most valuable player