- October 26, 2010
Carleton College will celebrate the traditional Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the Severance Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
- October 25, 2010
On Tuesday, October 26th, local community leaders will meet at Carleton's Great Hall to discuss possibilities for the development of Northfield's Transit Corridor, including express bus and potential passenger rail service between Northfield and the Twin Cities. Charlotte Turovsky, Daniel Levy, and Logan Nash, who presented on transportation policy at the Project Pericles Debating for Democracy conference last Spring, are helping to facilitate the event.
Carleton College recently sponsored a group of Northfield middle and high school students and teachers to attend a convocation speech and subsequent luncheon with award-winning author and poet Sandra Cisneros. The idea of Carleton chaplain Carolyn Fure-Slocum and academic civic engagement coordinator Adrienne Falcón, 22 middle-school students, 13 highs-school students, and seven related staff members joined a handful of Carleton staff, faculty and students to have lunch following the speech and also have Cisneros sign their books. Being able to eat pizza and discuss the book with college students was a wonderful added benefit (for the Northfield students),” said Fure-Slocum. “I do think the discussions got at some critical issues and the students expressed some insightful points. Several students talked about how hearing Cisneros talk has helped them understand The House on Mango Street quite differently and in a deeper way.”
- October 18, 2010
Progress continues to unfold on Carleton’s Arts Union project, on track for a September 2011 opening. The foundation of the teaching museum is taking shape, the two elevator shafts are visible, the attic of the 1910 portion of the building is being reinforced to support new air handling and heating units, and the old auditorium is transforming into a cinema.
- October 18, 2010
Carleton College officials have estimated that the College sustained in excess of $3 million worth of damage from the flooding in late September. According to Carleton vice president and treasurer Fred Rogers, the College appears to have survived better than originally thought in some areas, while others were worse than anticipated. It is clear that the West Gym will be out of commission longer than the College had anticipated, now planning to be through the end of November. Rogers offered an update to campus on Oct. 8.
We'd like to introduce you to one of the newest members of the Carleton community, Martha Larson, who serves in a newly-created role at the College as the Manager of Campus Energy and Sustainability. Martha and her husband, Nat (also a new member of the Carleton community), recently moved to Northfield from Chicago.
As a member of the Carleton Class of 2011, Tenzin Nordon (Minneapolis) exemplifies what it means to be invested in civic engagement and active in one’s community. During her freshman year at Carleton, Nordon began tutoring youths as part of Team Tibet--a campus cultural organization. Her passion for promoting education among Tibetan students would eventually give birth to Lamton (meaning “guidance”), a Tibetan Tutoring Program that offers tutoring, educational guidance, and mentoring to youths living around the Twin Cities area.
- October 18, 2010
Don't be alarmed if you see smoke in the Arb this fall. Arboretum staff will be conducting several prescribed burns in both the Upper and Lower Arboretum. Fire is an important part of the prairie and savanna ecosystem and helps reduce invasive species problems and eliminates unwanted brush. Some of the fires will be in support of a new research project being implemented by Carleton assistant professor of biology Dan Hernandez.
- October 15, 2010
In the third installment of the Weitz Center webisodes, we get initial reactions to the new space from Carleton cinema and media studies professor John Schott and staff member and media technology specialist and team lead Lew Weinberg, who will lead up the effort in the Idea Lab. We also take another look inside the old auditorium, as the balcony is demolished to make way for a new cinema.
- October 14, 2010
The Carleton College athletic department, coaches and varsity student-athletes are pleased to announce the 12th Annual "Halloween 'KNIGHT'" Carnival to be held Sunday, October 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. The event has been moved to the Rec Center due to the recent flooding of West Gym.
- October 8, 2010
In the second webisode on the Weitz Center construction process, the Art Museum's progress is highlighted, and we take a peek into the attic of the 1910 portion of the building. We also get our final look at the old auditorium before the balcony is demolished to make way for a new cinema in that space.
- September 29, 2010
The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) will host newly inaugurated Carleton College President Steven G. Poskanzer at its October Downtown Forum on Tuesday, October 5, beginning 8 a.m., in the Riverview Conference Room (lower level) of the historic Archer House River Inn, 212 Division Street.