Eight Carleton seniors have been awarded Fulbright fellowships. The prestigious program, funded by the U.S. State Department, awards grants to students, teachers and scholars to teach, study, conduct research and lecture in over 155 countries.
In high school, apparently channeling the Gilded Age, T.J. Stiles named himself a city boss. Later on, he impeached the Speaker of the House. In fact, this early interest in historical drama has translated to a successful career for the Carleton alumnus as a biographer of such historical giants as Jesse James and Cornelius Vanderbilt.
- New Mayo Clinic cancer treatment center likely to be built on St. Olaf land
- Rice County’s innovative drug removal program
- President Anderson talks to new President Poskanzer
“The wand chooses the wizard,” Mr. Ollivander tells Harry in the first installment of the popular Harry Potter series. And so it went in the publishing world for Cheryl Klein ’00, a Carleton graduate who helped edit American editions of three Harry Potter books.
Steven G. Poskanzer will become Carleton's next president, effective August 2, 2010. Currently, Poskanzer serves as the president of State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz.
“I am thrilled,” Poskanzer said, “as is my family.”
He has worked for the SUNY system for the past 12 years, during which time he was president for nine years. Previous to his positions in the SUNY system, Poskanzer worked at University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania.
“My career has been atypical,” Poskanzer said, “in that I've worked at both public and private institutions.” Working in one sector has given him insight into the other, he said. As the next president of Carleton, he hopes to bring a unique perspective from his previous experience at public institutions.
In response to a recent outpouring of concerns and questions regarding Carleton’s alcohol policy, CSA held a town hall meeting on Wednesday April 21 to address the issue.
Student bands Groove Factory and Menagerie took top prizes at last Friday's Battle of the Bands, earning performance slots at this year's spring concert. The almost four hour event maintained a packed dance floor at Northfield's Grand Theater.
Carleton’s alcohol policy is a hot topic of discussion on campus, but according to Director of Campus Activities Lee Clark, nothing will change this year, including policies regarding seventh weekend’s Rotblatt softball game.
As a student at Carleton in the early ’90s, Peter Gwinn (’93: Theater/Media) never got his hands on the roving bust of Johan Schiller. Now, nearly 20 years later, he can finally check that item off his to-do list. In the most visible Schiller appearance ever, the campus icon made its national TV debut last Monday night on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.” Stephen Colbert held the familiar bust in his arms when he ended the show by saying, “In the words of Friedrich Schiller, good night.”
Carleton has a new innovative new program, Engagement Wanted, a Career Center initiative designed to give seniors a head start on their post-graduate paths by connecting them with participating alumni and parents.
The Lens, Carleton’s independent, student-run magazine of politics and culture, was recently awarded the Collegiate Magazine Gold Crown award from the 32nd annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), the highest recognition possible from the institution.
Natalee Johnson, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife and Coordinator of Medical Services in Carleton’s Wellness Center, will be going to Haiti this summer with Midwives for Haiti.