- May 5, 2010
Carleton College’s 14th Annual International Festival, representing over 50 countries from around the globe, will take place on Saturday, May 8 on the campus Bald Spot from 2 to 4 p.m. This popular student-run event is sponsored by the Office of Intercultural and International Life and is open to the public. In the event of rain, the International Festival will be held in the Sayles-Hill Great Space.
- April 23, 2010
The Carleton College Board of Trustees has named Steven G. Poskanzer, J.D., as its next President of the College. Currently the president at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, Poskanzer, 51, will assume his duties as Carleton’s 11th president on August 2, 2010. He replaces Robert A. Oden Jr., who announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2010, this past September.
- April 20, 2010
Carleton College will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with a series of campus and community events, and invites the Northfield community to celebrate this important event.
- April 7, 2010
Although nationally celebrated in June, Carleton College has long celebrated Pride Month during the month of April while classes are in session. The month is filled with guest speakers, forums, and celebrations to commemorate the gay liberation movement and recognize the impact that Gay, Lesbian and Transgender individuals have had on the world. Along with events designed primarily for the campus community, Carleton also welcomes participation at the following free public events.
- March 27, 2010
Five members of the Carleton College faculty have been awarded tenure by the Board of Trustees, as announced by Beverly Nagel, Dean of the College.
- March 27, 2010
JE Dunn Construction Company, builders of Carleton's newest dormitories—Cassat and Memorial Halls, were honored at the 2010 Minnesota Construction Association Awards of Excellence Gala for their work on the two campus buildings. The company was honored with two top awards at the gala event held January 27, 2010, at the Minneapolis Golf Club.
The College's Cassat and Memorial Halls, a 93,000-square-foot housing complex with two four-story buildings and 200 beds were named Best New Project (total value more than $10 million) as well as Best Green/Sustainable Project, highlighting the project's Gold LEED construction featuring student-accessible energy monitoring equipment and auto-sensor high-efficiency lighting, rain gardens and local materials usage, and abundant shared spaces.
The Minnesota Construction Associate Awards program recognizes and honors the quality construction companies that serve the upper Midwest.
- March 25, 2010
The Carleton Board of Trustees voted at its February meeting to plan to move ahead with the Arts Union project. The new design, projected to cost $42 million, will house the departments of Theater and Dance, and Cinema and Media Studies. Carleton is also planning a number of smaller spring and summer projects, most notably the razing of College-owned houses at 100 Union Street (Reynolds) and at 111 Maple Street (Watson). The College currently has no plans to re-use either of those areas.
Carleton College Receives National Recognition for Community Service; Named to President’s Honor RollMarch 23, 2010
Carleton College has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
- March 10, 2010
Carleton’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department is sponsoring a personal and home electronics equipment recycling day on Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. The event’s partner, Material Processing Corporation (MPC), allows local residents to recycle personal and/or home computing equipment for a small fee. MPC will have a large truck available for local residents to drop their items in the parking lot south of Laird Stadium, which sits adjacent to Highway 19.
- March 5, 2010
On Friday, Feb. 27, the Carleton, St. Olaf and Northfield communities united to support Haiti at the Singing for Haiti, or Chanté pou Ayiti, concert. The event, organized by the Haiti Justice Alliance of Northfield, St. Olaf students and Haiti Relief-Carleton, raised $3,500 for victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12.
- March 1, 2010
Cathryn Manduca and the Carleton College Science Education Resource Center have been awarded the Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) for their website creation, On the Cutting Edge, which fosters the sharing of ideas about the geosciences, both in terms of teaching and education throughout the field. In an era in which knowledge of geoscience is fundamental to handling such pressing issues as climate change and environmental degradation, the web site fosters the sharing of ideas about teaching with the aim of improving education throughout the field.
- March 1, 2010
Last Tuesday’s “Who is Northfield?” panel discussion marked the culmination of the ACT Center’s annual series of civic engagement events. Each year, the ACT center holds a series of discussions that seek to engage the college with the Northfield community. This year’s theme was “Food: From Local to Global.” Over the course of February, the ACT center held food-themed documentaries, panel discussions, talks with alumni who have gone into the food industry, and a tour of Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis.