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  • 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.”

  • Hannah Reed serves as Education, College Access Fellow
    May 21, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Profiles of Engagement: Hannah Reed '15

    Hannah Reed is the Education College Access Fellow. In addition, Hannah has been involved in many programs through the CCCE including TORCH-PSEO, Young Chefs, Tutoring Hotline, and an ACE Course. In this Profile of Engagement, Hannah shares some of her experiences working with Northfield High School students.

  • 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…