- May 30, 2006 at 3:04 pm
“Carleton students learn to be active in the community,” says Charlie Cogan, senior assistant dean of admissions and director of international recruitment for the College. “I guess that’s how I got started in volunteering.”
- May 23, 2006 at 9:38 am
Imagine spending your summer break in a foreign country, not just as a tourist but as a genuine member of the community. That’s the goal of the Newman Language Scholarship awards, which allow students to live and work in foreign countries, immersing themselves in the language and culture.
- May 23, 2006 at 9:26 am
For most students, the summer months are time to kick back and relax with family and friends. But for the ten recipients of Carleton’s 2006 Initiative for Service Internships in International Development award, summer break will also bring the opportunity to immerse themselves in another culture and lend a much-needed hand to other communities.
- May 17, 2006 at 4:58 pm
One might say they go to look at rocks. But for geology students at Carleton, these semi-annual trips are much more than that. They’re about seeing firsthand what goes on beneath our feet.
- May 16, 2006 at 2:32 pm
Carleton recently hosted a conference organized by the Minnesota Green Roof Council. The many visitors, including architects, community organizers and local businesses, came to hear about Carleton students’ experience with the green roof they built on campus, the first in Minnesota designed and built by students.
- May 15, 2006 at 2:38 pm
Carleton senior Laura Grant was shocked when she opened an email earlier this spring and read that her group’s dance piece had been chosen for the American College Dance Festival Association’s national show. “I thought it was a mistake,” she says.
- May 15, 2006 at 2:29 pm
On a recent Friday, the Carleton community flocked to the Bald Spot to help stop world hunger by buying soup. The soup was sold in bowls made by Kelly Connole, assistant professor of art, and her ceramics class; the soup was made by the residents of various interest houses on campus. The $3,000 raised by selling the bowls full of soup went to the Northfield Community Action Food Shelf.
- May 9, 2006 at 11:05 am
For the first time ever, the women on Carleton’s Water Polo Team won their regional tournament and earned a chance to vie for the national championship. This Carleton team is the best since water polo came to Carleton as a club sport in 2000. Although competitive in its division before, the team had never previously won the regional title.
- May 1, 2006 at 10:38 am
In a conference center in Hartford, Conn., a small circular robot began a two-minute journey through a maze, carrying with it the hopes and expectations of a small but enthusiastic team of students. The robot, hastily constructed by the Carleton robotics team to replace a malfunctioning counterpart, was on its third and final attempt to locate and extinguish a candle placed in one of the maze’s rooms. It hummed along slowly, scanning each room with its ultraviolet sensor before finding its target. With a quick burst from its fan, it snuffed out the flame.
- April 7, 2006 at 1:42 pm
A boy dressed in black armor, bamboo sword in hand, charges, shouting, toward another person while identically dressed pairs around him do the same. A confused spectator might think he’d been transported back to medieval Asia. In reality, this boy and 35 others are gathered at Carleton’s West Gym for the Godo Keiko for the Midwest Kendo Federation.
- April 5, 2006 at 4:01 pm
Professor Elizabeth McKinsey is wearing green and white Mardi Gras beads around her neck as she pulls out three fantastically decorated Mardi Gras masks and hands them to ENTS (Environmental and Technology Studies) professor Tsegaye Nega and Carleton’s Dean of the College, Scott Bierman. As the audience laughs appreciatively, the three faculty members on the stage of Nourse Little Theater enthusiastically don their colorful masks for a few moments before returning to the topic at hand. This afternoon, they are discussing the significance of Hurricane Katrina in the panel “Saving New Orleans: How and Why?”
- April 4, 2006 at 3:39 pm
The Katrina Day plenary session “The Media and Katrina: Voices from the Gulf Coast” provided insights from National Public Radio reporter Martin Kaste ’91, cinema and media studies concentrator Morgan Weiland, ‘06, and sociology and anthropology major Lauren Flexon ’06.