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  • Empty Bowls 10th anniversary
    May 13, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Empty Bowls fundraiser fills students' hearts and minds

    The 10th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser has introduced plenty of goodwill to campus. But classroom concepts, and the sense of ownership it provides to ceramics students, are also important to art professor Kelly Connole.

  • John Cannon '15
    May 12, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Cannon aims high thanks to passion for neuroscience and research

    Coming to Carleton provided John Cannon '15 with a passion for neuroscience. Now, he's publishing research, speaking at conferences, and set to work with Nobel laureate Richard Axel upon graduation.

  • Anna Guasco's research at the Channel Islands
    April 30, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Researching the Sublime from Carleton to California

    Junior Anna Guasco's experience in an ACE course inspired her to approach environmental issues from an American Studies perspective and research Channel Islands in a way that had never been done before. 

  • April 28, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Alternative Spring Break Groups Share Experiences

    Last week, students who participated in Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips got a chance to share their experiences with the greater Carleton community. One group of students worked with…

  • Nathaniel Van Wienen '15
    April 24, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Student research profiles: Nathaniel Van Wienen '15

    Carleton students routinely engage in fascinating research projects that allow them to pursue their intellectual and creative interests off campus. Lauren Kempton ’18 chats with Nathaniel Van Wienen '15 to see what he’s been digging into.

  • An Iliad - poster by Grace Black '16
    April 15, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Josh Davids '15 presents: An Iliad

    Before graduation, all students at Carleton are required to complete a Comprehensive Project, otherwise known as COMPS. As part of their COMPS projects, theater majors have the unique opportunity to direct and act in their own presentations of famous plays. An interview with Josh Davids '15 details the hard work that senior theater majors put into their final projects. Josh will be performing An Iliad, a theatrical rendition of the Greek classic.

  • Olgaby Martinez ’16
    April 3, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Student research profiles: Olgaby Martinez '16

    Carleton students routinely engage in fascinating research projects that allow them to pursue their intellectual and creative interests off campus. Lauren Kempton ’18 chats with Olgaby Martinez '16 to see what she’s been digging into.

  • Laura Biester '16 and Adam Canady '16
    March 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Carleton students land prestigious summer tech fellowships in San Francisco

    Computer science majors Laura Biester '16 and Adam Canady '16 are California bound after landing fellowships through venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.

  • Skylarks: The Jukebox Recital
    March 6, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Debut of "Skylarks: The Jukebox Recital"

    Nora Katz ’16 will be presenting a self-written musical play for her junior music recital on March 9–10 in the Weitz Center Theater. For the past two years, Katz has been working with her peers and mentors to prepare “Skylarks: The Jukebox Recital.” If you would like to learn more about what goes into writing and producing a play at Carleton, follow this article to read Nora's first hand account of the play writing process.

  • N55 pods
    February 16, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    N55 at Carleton: artistic residency and class become an exhibition

    A hectic design lab, connecting a Danish art collective N55 and Carleton students, was transformed on February 6 into a polished exhibition featuring the proposal for a hypothetical new Arboretum Center. On view in Perlman Teaching Museum through March 11, the exhibition reveals the design process incorporating research regarding the Arboretum’s history, Northfield community perspectives on “the Arb”, and experimental structural models. ...

  • Turing Morocco: Matt Cotter '15, Marielle Foster '16 and Ken Schiller '15
    February 16, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Computer science trio advances to programming finals in Morocco

    As three of Carleton's computer science standouts head to Morocco for a prestigious programming tournament, their achievement reflects a growing number of students—especially women—exploring the major.