News

  • 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.

  • President Poskanzer

    Point of Pride

    November 2, 2013

    Carls have an amazing story to tell, and we should be proud to tell it. But one of our key characteristics is our lack of pretension. We are genuine. We are comfortable in our own skin. We don’t feel the need, or even have the capacity, to put on airs. In its own way, this honest integrity is and should be a point of pride for us, as well.

  • President Steven G. Poskanzer

    Carleton College President Steven G. Poskanzer has joined with nine fellow presidents and chancellors as leading supporters of the American Council on Education’s (ACE) National Challenge for Higher Education: Retaining a 21st Century Workforce. The campaign asks college and university presidents to promote faculty career flexibility on their campuses. Poskanzer is one of 10 presidents and chancellors who are serving as Founding Coalition Partners.

  • President Steven G. Poskanzer

    Getting Physical

    August 12, 2013

    It will come as no surprise to members of the Carleton community that the college’s most essential feature is the quality of its faculty and students. Perhaps equally defining, those talented individuals are animated by a commitment to academic excellence and shared values of curiosity, friendliness, decency, inclusiveness, and unpretentiousness.