Summer 2013 (August 12, 2013)
History is filled with examples of mistakes that led to great discoveries. Pharmacist John Pemberton was trying to cure headaches when he stumbled on the recipe for Coca-Cola. A messy workspace resulted in Alexander Fleming discovering penicillin. Carls tell us how to turn a fear of failure into a recipe for success.
Carleton’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement offers students real-world experience through partnerships with individuals, schools, and corporations. Often tied to the curriculum, these opportunities both enhance students’ classroom experience and build their résumés.
Martha Wohlfeil ’13 and a team of student research assistants are working with biology professor Matt Rand to identify the genes that affect snake pigmentation.
Best wishes to Carleton’s newest graduates!
Carleton students recall the sometimes-crazy summer jobs that have taught them life lessons, illuminated a career path, or shown them what not to do.
As CEO of the Resurrection Project, Raul Raymundo ’87 helps develop Chicago’s Latino neighborhoods—and improves the lives of residents from preschool through college and beyond.
Although it’s just 130 miles off the coast of Florida, Cuba is one of the toughest destinations for American travelers to reach. Last fall, a group of Carls visited the island and got up close and personal with Cuban people, politics, and culture.
Retired cardiologist Bud Eugster ’63 reflects on his life and the people he’s known since he graduated from Carleton 50 years ago.
Closed to Americans for 55 years, Cuba holds a strong allure for many travelers.