Summer 2014 (June 2, 2014)
Carleton faculty members benefit in many ways from the opportunity to take a break from on-campus responsibilities and focus instead on research, writing, and curriculum development. But equally important is how this long-standing academic tradition serves Carleton students when the professors return to their classrooms.
Scientist Deb Goodwin ’00 knew she wanted to study the rampant pollution in our oceans, but when she started taking students on semester-at-sea programs to the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, her career path became clear. Now she’s determined to reduce ocean pollution, expose students to environmental issues, and raise public awareness.
There’s no arguing that Carnival Cruise Lines—indeed, the entire cruise industry—has been adrift for some time. A year ago, Arnold Donald ’76 was named Carnival’s CEO and, already, he’s steering the beleaguered cruise line toward calmer waters.
Award-winning poet Michael Bazzett ’88 describes his work as “honest—and sometimes that comes across as weird.”