- December 31, 2014
Carleton convocations are for everyone—open to the public and free of charge. Join us for a thought-provoking series of winter term convocations in the Skinner Memorial Chapel weekly, January 9 through February 27. We kick off the term with science historian and psychologist Michael Shermer, who examines "why people believe weird things." Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, the executive director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and a prolific author.
See the Convocation website here for the full schedule and further information.
- December 30, 2014
Over winter break, Carleton played host to numerous community events, bringing hundreds of Northfielders and other guests to campus. Besides the annual Craft and Bake Sale, community events included the Laura Baker Services Gala, Northfield High School Choirs, Northfield Youth Choirs, I Cantanti, Boy Scout Court of Honor, and Northfield Youth Basketball Tournament. We're delighted to see so many of our neighbors enjoying Carleton's facilities while our students are away. To inquire about hosting a community event on campus, please contact the Carleton events office.
In keeping with a tradition that dates back almost 100 years, representatives from Carleton College and St. Olaf College presented the city of Northfield with its annual donation, this year totaling $155,000. Each college gifted its host city $77,500.
- November 14, 2014
Carleton College will hold its annual Craft and Custodial Bake Sale on Friday, Dec. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Class of 1980 Commons of the Weitz Center for Creativity. A wide variety of hand-crafted items and baked goods will be available for purchase, including wool mittens, birdhouses, garden art, glass ornaments, rugs, quilts, jewelry, Kenyan products, wooden bowls and toys, baskets, outerwear, candles, and much more. This popular annual event is free and open to the public.
- November 3, 2014
Latin 204 Professor Rob Hardy starts a Latin Club at Greenvale Elementary
- November 1, 2014
Carleton is a pretty cool place. No question about it. Look it up - the extremely authoritative source of Google reviews gives Carleton an average of 4.9 stars.
- October 30, 2014
Are you familiar with the many local races that will be on the ballot come November? Want to meet the candidates who may end up deciding Northfield's future? Join us on Thursday, October 30th from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Boliou Hall Auditorium for a public forum with all your local city council candidates. Audience members will have the ability to submit questions during the forum and hear how potential City Councilors would respond to issues that are important to them.
- October 19, 2014
Carleton students and faculty are collaborating with local representative Suzie Nakasian and state representative David Bly to create a passenger rail service to the Twin Cities area, through the Grass Roots Transit Initiative.
- September 12, 2014
Area film aficionados mark your calendars: Carleton College is pleased to host a weekly International Film Forum, with screenings held Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Featuring films from all around the world, the series premieres September 22 and screenings are free and open to the public.
- September 11, 2014
Two new exhibitions in the Carleton College Perlman Teaching Museum will address the impact of climate change through photography and other new media. Featuring the work of two Carleton alumni, Christina Seely ’98 and Ken Tape ’99, both exhibits explore time, space, and evidence of climate change in the Arctic landscape.
This fall, join a community-wide conversation about the U.S. Constitution through a special event series organized by Carleton College and its community partners. The Constitution turns 227 years old this month, yet it remains the focus of fierce national debate. Politicians invoke it in their campaigns. Court decisions hinge upon its interpretation. Issues as vital as immigration reform, free speech, and freedom of religion prompt us to examine not only its words, but the intentions of its authors.
- September 4, 2014
A welcome to students. When they're arriving and moving in.