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  • August 18, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Off-Campus Study Participation hits 78%

  • Bing Shui '16
    July 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Rising Junior Bing Shui '16 Awarded Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship

    Bing Shui '16 (China), a rising junior majoring in biology, is one of forty undergraduate students accepted into the 2014 Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program, which provides participants with a challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory.

    Since early June, Shui has been working in the Boston Children’s Hospital laboratory of HSCI Affiliated Faculty member Xi He, PhD, known for his research on cell-to-cell communication. Shui’s project this summer is to study how a newly discovered protein controls how genes function in intestinal stem cells and colorectal cancer cells.

  • July 25, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Knights Receive CSCAA Team Scholar All America Awards

    For the 21st year in a row, Carleton College’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have received Scholar All-America Team honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The men’s team posted a cumulative 3.19 GPA for the spring 2014 term, while the women’s team recorded a cumulative 3.32 GPA.

  • Colorado
    July 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    A Change of Pace

    Carleton faculty members benefit in many ways from the opportunity to take a break from on-campus responsibilities and focus instead on research, writing, and curriculum development. But equally important is how this long-standing academic tradition serves Carleton students when the professors return to their classrooms.

  • June 11, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    The End of Freshman Year

    The last post of my freshman year. 

  • June 4, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Lauren Linde '14 and Amelia Piazza '14: Field Work


    Lauren Linde '14 (Atlanta, GA) and Amelia Piazza '14 (Arlington, MA) surveyed the Hamar tribe in southwest Ethiopia last summer as part of a six-week internship with Global Team for Local Initiatives (GLTI), a small nongovernmental organization. Their trip was the first of three student trips to Ethiopia as part of a program funded by Carleton’s Initiative for Service Internships in International Development, which supports student internship experiences.

  • Kelly Connole
    May 30, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Kelly Connole Named Winner of Prestigious McKnight Foundation Fellowship

    The Northern Clay Center has announced the recipients of this year’s 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Ceramic Artists, funded by the McKnight Foundation. Of the two fellows named to this prestigious honor is Kelly Connole, Carleton College Associate Professor of Art. The award, which includes $25,000 in unrestricted funds, is designed to strengthen and enhance Minnesota’s artistic community, as well as significantly advance the work of Minnesota ceramic artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit, who have already proven their abilities, and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging.

  • May 29, 2014 at 11:43 am

    2015-16 Carleton OCS Programs Announced

    Carleton's Off-Campus Studies Office will offer 18 faculty-led programs during the 2015-16 academic year. Check out the program titles, terms and faculty directors here. More details in July 2014.

  • May 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    David Stillerman named to Academic All-America Baseball Team

    Carleton College senior infielder David Stillerman was recognized for excellence in the classroom and on the diamond as he was a second-team selection to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III Baseball team, as voted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

  • May 28, 2014 at 11:20 am

    African Drum Ensemble to Showcase Skills in Year-End Performance

    Carleton College’s African Drum Ensemble, a student collective that uses indigenous instruments and teaching methods to perform rhythms and songs from West Africa, will show off its talents in a concert on Tuesday, June 3 at 4 p.m.. The concert will take place on the College Bald Spot (or, in the event of rain, in the Sayles-Hill Great Space), and is free and open to the public. 

  • May 28, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Carleton College Announces Faculty Promotions

    The Carleton College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of seven faculty members, effective September 1, 2014.

    The following faculty members have been promoted from associate professor to professor: Roger Bechtel, professor of theater; Joseph Chihade, professor of chemistry; Carol Donelan, professor of cinema and media studies; Nathan D. Grawe, professor of economics; Stephen Mohring, professor of art; Annette Nierobisz, professor of sociology; and Matthew S. Rand, professor of biology.

  • Alex Freeman
    May 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Alex Freeman Awarded Prestigious McKnight Foundation Fellowship

    The American Composers Forum has announced the recipients of this year’s McKnight Composition Fellowship, funded by the McKnight Foundation. Among the four fellows named, chosen from a pool of 63 applicants, is Alex Freeman, Carleton College assistant professor of music.  The award, which includes $25,000 in unrestricted funds, is meant to acknowledge excellence in the field of music composition.