Skip Navigation

News

  • Eight Carleton seniors have been awarded Fulbright fellowships.

    Fulbright winners poised to travel around the world

    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.

  • Cuts for Cancer sets fundraising record

    Cuts for Cancer 2010

    Monday, April 26, the ACT center held the fifth annual Cuts for Cancer fundraiser. Made possible by ACT volunteers, thirteen local stylists and two massage therapists this years fundraiser was the most successful to date, bringing in over twenty five hundred dollars in proceeds.

    “We have been incredibly pleased by the growth of the event each year and the ongoing support of the Carleton community,” Olivia Killeen ’10, one of the lead organizers of the event, said.

  • T.J. Stiles, ‘86­ won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt.

    Biography of Vanderbilt earns Carleton alum Pulitzer Prize

    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.

  • Steven Poskanzer named next president

    Steven Poskanzer

    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.

  • Alcohol Policy Town Hall

    Students reflect on alcohol policy at Town Hall meeting

    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 win performance time at Battle of Bands

    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.

  • Rotblatt

    No policy changes to Rotblatt

    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.

  • Schiller makes his national TV debut

    Schiller on ColbertAs 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.”

  • Seniors could soon see the results of the new “Engagement Wanted” program which connects alums and the parents of current students to graduating Carls.

    Engagement Wanted connects students with alumni

    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

    Columbia Scholastic Press Assn. awards The Lens Gold Crown

    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.

  • The Wellness Center's Rhonda Meyer and Natalee Johnson

    Natalee Johnson to join midwives in Haiti

    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.

  • College Council renews Posse Program for next five years

    Commencement 2009 PhotosOn Tuesday April 6, College Council approved the continuation of the Posse scholars program at Carleton for the next five years. The decision was unanimous and aligned with the recommendation of the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee (AFAC) that the program continue. Each year the Posse program admits between nine to twelve students from the Chicago area that are awarded full tuition scholarships to Carleton. Posse aims to specifically select under-represented students with leadership potential that might otherwise be overlooked in the selection process of elite schools.