News

  • President Steven Poskanzer

    Bridging the Gulf Between Us

    November 17, 2017

    At Opening Convocation this year, I spoke about what I regard as one of the most pressing challenges facing American higher education: the diminishment of thoughtful, respectful, honest, and productive discourse about divisive political, economic, and social issues both in broader society and in academic communities.

  • President Steven Poskanzer

    A Smart Investment

    August 23, 2017

    You’re likely to find backhoes and construction workers on the Carleton campus every summer. But this year we’re particularly busy as we begin to implement the first phase of the Utilities Master Plan, approved by the trustees this past fall.

  • President Steven Poskanzer

    Anniversary Party

    May 31, 2017

    “Carleton employees recognize that, no matter what we do, our responsibilities boil down to supporting these wonderful young people.”

  • President Steven Poskanzer

    Choices That Define Us

    November 11, 2016

    Three critical choices made in Carleton’s early years have resulted in the superb institution we know today.

  • Carleton Presidents Edwards, Lewis, Oden, and Poskanzer

    View from the Top

    November 11, 2016

    “College is just the beginning of a joyful mission. One can always go on learning. And it seems to me that Carleton faculty members have kept that joy present at Carleton.”

  • President James Woodward Strong

    Hail to the Chief

    November 11, 2016

    Eleven presidents have led Carleton through its first 150 years.

  • President Steven Poskanzer

    Hard Conversations

    August 2, 2016

    Carleton spent much of the past academic year holding a series of small-scale, candid conversations led by trained facilitators about key topics of concern to our community.

  • President Steven G. Poskanzer

    On the Right Track

    March 1, 2016

    Many things have changed over the 30 years I’ve worked in higher education, but one constant has been the steady stream of jeremiads calling for the end of tenure and an equally impassioned defense of the status quo.

  • President Poskanzer

    Strength in Numbers

    August 26, 2015

    As discussions about college costs continue at Carleton and around the nation, the Voice sat down with President Steven Poskanzer to talk about Carleton’s budget.

  • President Steven Poskanzer

    Strength in Science

    October 20, 2014

    Carleton is blessed with exceptional faculty members and exciting academic programs across our entire curriculum. In this column, I want to focus on Carleton’s glorious record of achievement in—and our exciting plans for—the physical and biological sciences.

  • President Poskanzer

    Stronger Together

    May 1, 2014

    The chief aim of our recently adopted strategic plan is to improve the academic experience at Carleton. While we are always working to make our college stronger, it is important to understand the limited number of levers we can pull to effect lasting improvements in quality.

  • President Steven G. Poskanzer

    My Turn to Teach

    March 10, 2014

    Teaching is at the very soul of Carleton. Our reputation and pride are built on the quality of our teaching. And it is the fundamental consideration when we award tenure to a faculty member.