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  • St. Olaf and Carleton students hold a small-group discussion
    November 25, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Collaborative course brings together St. Olaf and Carleton students

    At first glance, the class looks like any other taught at Carleton College. The room features desks, a blackboard, and a projector. The students tote backpacks and laptops, take notes, and sip their coffee while listening to a professor in glasses and a blazer lecturing at the front of the room. But there is one thing about them that makes this course unique: half of the students are from St. Olaf College.

  • Process of Illumination Exhibition - FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
    November 13, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Process of Illumination Exhibit

    Learn more about the creation of the new Process of Illumination exhibit, currently on display in Carleton's Gould Library!

  • William Hall '16
    November 6, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Major Spotlight #4 of 2014-2015: William Hall

    The Historian Newsletter Editors recently spoke to new history major William Hall...

  • Carleton Freshmen in Latin 204 helps out at Greenvale's Latin Club
    November 3, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    A "Dead Language," Revivus

    Latin 204 Professor Rob Hardy starts a Latin Club at Greenvale Elementary

  • October 31, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    5 Minute Profile: Michael McNally

    Porter Truax profiles "ACE Veteran" professor Michael McNally '85.

  • October 30, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Gould Library hosts exhibit exploring medieval manuscripts

    A new exhibit in the Carleton College Laurence McKinley Gould Library explores medieval manuscripts and how medieval peoples produced and derived meaning from word and image. The “Process of Illumination: Word, Image and the Scribal Imagination in the Middle Ages” investigates the relationship between word and image in the Middle Ages by critically examining a variety of medieval manuscripts in facsimile. The exhibit opens Wednesday, Nov. 5 and will be on display through Jan. 5, 2015. An opening reception with light refreshments will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 5. This event is free and open to the public.

  • President Steven Poskanzer
    October 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Strength in Science

  • Judith Howard
    October 18, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Howard Honored with SAGE Award for Dance

  • George Eliot's "Middlemarch"
    October 16, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Carleton celebrates George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” with a 24-hour marathon reading

    Members of the Carleton community will present a 24-hour reading of George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The marathon reading will take place on the North Balcony of the Sayles Hill Campus Center. Community members will take turns reading for about 30 minutes each throughout the day, afternoon, evening, and throughout the night—finishing up the next morning on Oct. Listeners are encouraged to attend, and may come and go as they like or stay for the entire reading.

  • October 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Always Lost: A Meditation on War


    WEITZ 148 - 7:30pm

    "War is never fatal but always lost. Always lost." - Gertrude Stein

    In fall 2008, Western Nevada College sociology professor Don Carlson was stopped in his tracks by The New York Times' Roster of the Dead. "Four thousand faces of American military who had perished in Iraq stared at me," he said, "and I realized that this war has been perhaps one of the most impersonal wars ever fought."

    The heart of Always Lost is the Wall of the Dead: individual photographs with names of the more than 6,500 U.S. military war casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. The exhibition has evolved into a powerful meditation on the effect of war on each of us. It has become a sacred space in which to contemplate the personal costs and collective sacrifice of these particular conflicts, and consequently, of all wars. In the meantime, casualties continue to mount, and the Wall of the Dead continues to grow.

    The opening reception for Always Lost is on October 13 at 7:30PM in Weitz 148. The exhibition will run through October 24. It is open to the public.

    The nationally touring humanities exhibit is on loan to the Minnesota Humanities Center from Western Nevada College and is sponsored by Carleton Humanities Center and Arts @ Carleton.

  • Poster for the new American Music concentration
    October 11, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    From Bluegrass to Beyonce, American Music Concentration Aims for a Wide Audience

    For those with an interest in music and the communities and society that give it context, there is a new interdisciplinary concentration available this year in American Music.

  • October 11, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Carleton Professors Pen with Prisoners

    Once a week, Carleton French Professor Scott Carpenter takes leave of the venerable halls of Laird for a different building - a Minnesota state penitentiary.