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  • Board of Trustees awards tenure to four faculty members

    On Feb. 28, Beverly Nagel, the Dean of the College announced that four Carleton faculty members have been awarded tenure by the Board of Trustees. The four are Kelly Connole, Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Jessica Leiman, and David Liben-Nowell. Photos courtsey of

  • Mike Kim emphasized the importance of considering human rights issues in North Korea, in addition to the country’s political turmoil.

    Mike Kim: Escaping North Korea

    Mike Kim, founder of Crossing Borders, an NGO providing aid to North Koreans, read an excerpt from his book “Escaping North Korea,” which details the dangerous challenge of smuggling North Korean refugees to political asylum.

  • Carl alum bests supercomp in triva throwdown

    Representative Rush D. Holt of New Jersey, a 1970 graduate of Carleton, recently beat out “Watson,” the IBM supercomputer that cleaned up on television’s “Jeopardy!,” in a heated battle of wits recently held in Washington, D.C.

  • MPIRG continues fight to restore on-campus funding and support

    Nearly two years after losing their main source of funding, the “opt-out” student fee, the leaders of the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group are once again attempting to restore their funds.

  • Registrar ‘very pleased’ with spring term prep

    Carleton students registered for spring classes during the last week and a half.  The process of registration was smooth sailing, according to Roger Lasley ‘72, Carleton’s registrar.

  • Turkish musicians instruct Carleton students during their visit to campus.

    Turkish music comes to Carleton

    Renowned Turkish musicians Ahmet Erdoğdular (vocals) and Münir Beken (ud) visited Carleton College for a three-day residency Feb. 17 – 19, conducting a lecture-demonstration, class visits and a music workshop that culminated in a concert on Saturday, Feb. 19.

  • Subbody Butoh dance workshop, performance set for Saturday

    As part of Carleton College’s Visualizing Japanese Theater, an interdisciplinary celebration of Japanese traditions in visual art, drama and dance, there will be a Subbody Butoh dance workshop and performance led by Kats D. Fukasawa at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 in the Carleton Art Gallery.

  • Noe Hernandez ‘11, Isaac Hodes ‘12, Dana Mackey ‘12, and Sara Harrison ‘12 share their concerns about on-campus discrimination at this week town hall meeting hosted by CEDI.

    Town hall tackles issues raised by Campus Climate Survey

    Enticing students with naan and Kurry Kabab, Carleton’s Community Equity and Diversity Initiative (CEDI) held a town hall meeting in the Great Hall this past Tuesday to discuss discrimination, bias, and harassment on campus.
  • Carleton alumni support has recently been garnering significant attention in the media, namely Richard and Laurie Kracums’ donation for a second wind turbine.

    The gift that keeps on giving

    Carleton made a newsworthy appearance in the Feb. 16 issue of the Star Tribune. They did a feature on the new wind turbine that has been made possible by 1976 graduates Richard and Laurie Kracum of Chicago. It began as a 30th anniversary gift from Richard to Laurie, in lieu of jewelry or a vacation. The Kracums are the latest huge donation from the vastly generous network of Carleton alums.

  • "Escaping North Korea” topic of convocation

    Mike Kim, author and founder of Crossing Borders, an NGO providing aid to North Koreans, will deliver the weekly Carleton College convocation on Friday, Feb. 25 at 10:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Escaping North Korea,” Kim’s presentation is free and open to the public.

  • Students participating in the Real Food Challenge workshop at St. Olaf.

    Students come together, learn about local and sustainable food

    In an effort to encourage students to better understand what is in their meals, Real Food Challenge recently took their mission on the road to St. Olaf on Feb. 9 and 10. 

  • Investigative journalist Sonia Shah spoke about the political, economic, and social consequences of malaria. Malaria continues to be a leading killer in the Third World.

    Journalist shines light on social problems created by malaria malaria in historical context

    Critically acclaimed writer of science, human rights, and international politics Sonia Shah opened her convocation speech last Friday by highlighting the deadly influence of malaria on human history.