Carleton College has announced the purchase of the building at 200 Division Street, formerly known as the Medical Arts Building, in Northfield. The College has been a major tenant in the building since 2005 when the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) relocated there. The acquisition will allow Carleton to use a portion of the building to expand much-needed space for SERC operations, as well as move some additional administrative functions out of core academic buildings on campus.
Carleton College will hold its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Northfield Community Action Center’s Food Shelf on Friday, May 11 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on the campus Bald Spot. Over 600 handmade ceramic bowls, filled with soup, will be available for sale, with a suggested donation of $15 per bowl. This popular annual event is open to the public.
Carleton College’s International Festival, a yearly event showcasing the diversity of the student body and featuring food, workshops and events from around the globe, will be held this year on Saturday, May 5. This year’s theme is “Around the World in 80 Minutes.” The festival is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. on the Bald Spot (to be changed to the Sayles-Hill Great Space in case of rain), and it is free and open to the public, although donations to the TORCH program are being greatly encouraged.
Carleton College will observe Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a service and vigil on Sunday, April 22, beginning at 1 p.m. in Skinner Memorial Chapel. As part of the event, Holocaust survivor Dr. Sabina Zimering will speak about her experiences under Nazi rule, and Carleton associate chaplain Rabbi Shosh Dworsky will lead the service. This event is free and open to the public.
- February 24, 2012
The whale was made by members of the ninth grade members of Stepping Up Into Science at Northfield High School. The project helped students learn about various scientific concepts, such as air pressure, diagrams, measuring techniques, and whale biology.
- February 23, 2012
The Northfield Youth Choir and the Carleton Singers will join with the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble to present of evening Chinese choral music in Carleton’s Concert Hall on Sun., Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.
- February 23, 2012
Carol Donelan, associate professor of cinema and media studies, will present a narrated tour through re-created episodes in Northfield's early movie-going history at the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. In addition to Donelan's presentation, entitled "Living Electric Theater: Cinema Emerges in Northfield," the event will feature early short films and a stellar cast of local musicians and performers, transporting the audience back to the early years of cinema in Northfield. Come experience the movies as they once were! This event is free and open to the public.
- February 13, 2012
Carleton, along with the Northfield Community Contra Dance Association, will present the annual Northfield Winter Stomp! on Friday, February 17 at the Northfield Armory.
- February 10, 2012
An ongoing series of films at Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity is showcasing the best of contemporary cinema from around the world. The Global Cinema series, presented by the College’s Department of Cinema and Media Studies and curated by assistant professor Jay Beck, is presented Wednesday evenings during the winter term in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. All screenings are free and open to the public.
- January 27, 2012
Members of the Northfield community will come together to discuss the educational achievement gap in local schools in a “Who is Northfield?” panel discussion taking place on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 12 p.m. in Carleton College’s Severance Great Hall. This event, which includes a complimentary buffet lunch, is free and open to the public.
The Jan. 24 edition of the Northfield News covered a neat collaboration between William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology Neil Lutsky's class and Northfield Middle School students around the new Perlman Teaching Museum's exhibit, "Running the Numbers" by photographer Chris Jordan. “What they did was, they sat with their Carleton student and brainstormed about big numbers that had some relevance to their lives,” said John Bade, NMS art teacher. Bade had about 65 students participate in the art project, divided into 17 groups with one Carleton student assigned to each group. Lutsky’s students were responsible for trying to find a way to represent the large statistics they had found. “They liked having that college student in the classroom,” Bade said. “And the kids Neil (Lutsky) brought over were very engaging.”
Chronicle of Higher Education: "In an Old School Building, Carleton College and Its Community Enjoy New Lessons"January 21, 2012
The Chronicle of Higher Education's Scott Carlson wrote a feature titled "In an Old School Building, Carleton College and Its Community Enjoy New Lessons" for the publication's Jan. 21 edition. Carlson tells the history of the building, how the College purchased and planned the renovation, shows how many of the old spaces morphed into the new and how Carleton used many of the old parts of the building in interesting and creative ways. The article includes an online slide show as well.