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  • Susan Jaret McKinstry
    January 21, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Professor Susan Jaret McKinstry's Life's Work and Narrative Theory

    Professor Susan Jaret McKinstry participated in an Associated Colleges of the Midwest workshop on Digital Storytelling and produced a short film, Life's Work, exploring how a meaningful narrative is created from images, words, and sounds. Her course ENGL 362 Narrative Theory, formerly an elective course for the CAMS major, will be offered starting Fall 2016 as an option for CAMS majors to fulfill a 300-level core requirement.

  • Cam Shorb ’16 spent his summer researching small rodents in Cowling Arboretum.
    November 30, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    What’s your research? With … Cam Shorb ‘16

    Research is at the heart of a Carleton education. It all comes together at the annual Student Research Symposium and Celebration, where we spoke with several Carls about their ambitious projects.

  • A student raises his hand in Clifford Clark's freshman history seminar.
    November 17, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Argument and Inquiry seminars show freshmen the academic ropes

    What is a liberal arts education? Most, if not all, first-year students would likely struggle to explain the concept before stepping into a Carleton classroom. That's why Argument and Inquiry seminars help establish expectations.

  • Associate Professor Daniel Groll and philosophy students with elementary students at Greenvale Park.
    November 10, 2015 at 8:10 am

    ACE Students Teach Philosophy through Children's Literature

    Carleton students teach philosophy through children's literature at Greenvale Park Elementary School. 

  • Nayely Martinez dug into the research behind the tech industry known as the Internet of Things.
    November 3, 2015 at 11:52 am

    What’s your research? With … Nayely Martinez ‘16

    Research is at the heart of a Carleton education. It all comes together at the annual Student Research Symposium and Celebration. First up: Nayely Martinez '16 and the Internet of Things.

  • Constanza Ocampo-Raeder, left, enjoys a meal with her students in Peru.
    October 26, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Profiles in Teaching: Constanza Ocampo-Raeder

    Constanza Ocampo-Raeder's summer research trip to Peru gave her insight on how to juggle family with work -- and how to trust ambitious Carleton students to get plenty done.

  • Three thousand butterflies burst from a dead zebra as part of Kelly Connole's artistic vision.
    August 12, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Searching for beauty: Kelly Connole finds comfort in clay butterflies

    Though the dead zebra serves as a powerful focal point in Kelly Connole's ambitious art piece, the burst of butterflies tells a complete story.

  • Matt Whited watches over students in the Carleton science research lab.
    August 6, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Profiles in Teaching: Matt Whited

    For Matt Whited, science is ultimately about asking questions—not always answering them. After all, there’s an entire periodic table to play with, so the opportunities for critical inquiry are endless.

  • Kim Smith and Dan Hernandez
    June 3, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Profiles in Teaching: Kim Smith and Dan Hernandez

    A unique collaboration between Carleton professors Kim Smith and Dan Hernandez brought a new level of sophistication to how students are taught science and environmental studies.

  • Undergraduate Journal of Humanistic Studies
    May 29, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Undergraduate Journal of Humanistic Studies

    The very first issue of the Carleton Undergraduate Journal of Humanistic Studies is officially out! To access the journal, visit We are very excited to present eight pieces of scholarship from across the humanities disciplines. This project was the result of many hours of hard work and collaboration.

  • Sound Design students: Sarah Abdel-Jelil '16, Kayla Becich '16 and Elsa Cristofaro '16
    May 27, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    “Sets, Series, Sounds” brings the noise in new Perlman exhibit

    Professor Jay Beck calls his assignment "acoustic archaeology." So it's no surprise that listeners will unearth plenty of audio gems while "hearing" Carleton's art collection for the first time.

  • Ashanti Soldier '15
    May 26, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Ashanti Soldier ’15 Awarded Prestigious Watson Fellowship

    The cinema and media studies major from Los Angeles has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for his project “Conscious Rap and the Global Cypher.”