Intersections: April 2010


Carleton College updates and events for the Northfield Community

In this issue:

Carleton and Northfield Community Rally Pou Ayiti

Haiti concertOn February 27, the Carleton, St. Olaf and Northfield communities united to support Haiti at the Singing for Haiti, or Chanté pou Ayiti, concert. The event raised $3,500 for victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12. Read the full story.

Updates on Arts Union and other Campus Projects

Arts UnionThe Carleton Board of Trustees voted in February to move ahead with a new $42 million design for the Arts Union. Asbestos abatement will begin in April. Grounds and maintenance staff will also tackle a number of smaller spring and summer projects, including the razing of two College-owned houses on Union and Maple Streets. Read more about the upcoming projects.

Science Education Center Wins Prize for Online Resource

Carletons Science Education Resource Center has been awarded the Science Prize for Online Resources in Education 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. Read the full story.

New Residence Halls Receive Design Award

Memorial & Cassat HallsThe builders of Carletons newest dormitoriesCassat and Memorial Hallswere honored with the two top awards at the 2010 Minnesota Construction Association Awards of Excellence Gala for their work on the two campus buildings. Read the full story.

Weitz Family Pledges $15 Million Towards Arts Union

Barbara and Wally WeitzIn February, Carleton announced that the family of Wally and Barbara Weitz pledged $15 million towards the completion of the Colleges Arts Union project, located at the site of the former Northfield middle school. Read more about the largest single family donation in College history.

Five Faculty Members Receive Tenure

Five members of the Carleton College facultyPeter Balaam, Amy Csizmar Dalal, Andrew Fisher, Nicola Melville, and Mija Van Der Wegehave been awarded tenure by the Board of Trustees, as announced by Beverly Nagel, Dean of the College. Read the full story.

Seen Around Carleton

ContributionCarleton Vice President and Treasurer Fred Rogers and St. Olaf Vice President and Treasurer Alan Norton present their annual contributions to the City of Northfield. The $73,000 given by each school is the largest annual contribution from any college to a local government in the State of Minnesota.

Featured Event

T.J. Stiles
T.J. Stiles Presentation and Book Signing
Join author T.J. Stiles '86 as he discusses and signs copies of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, winner of the 2009 National Book Award in Nonfiction, and Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War.
Friday, April 23, 4:30 p.m.
Northfield Public Library

Other Public Events


Artists Books: Radical Messages, Revolutionary Means
April 2May 9
Art Gallery


Nicola Melville, Jill Dawe, pianists; Dave Hagedorn and Matt Barber, percussionists
Friday, April 9, 8-9:30 p.m.
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Sunday, April 18, 2-3:30 p.m.
Lisa Moore, piano
Friday, April 23, 8-9 p.m.
Nicholas Collins, composer
Friday, May 7, 8-9:30 p.m.
Concert Hall


Carleton Players production of Independent People
May 14-16, Arena Theater


Daniel Seddiqui, career adventurer
Friday, April 2, 10:50 a.m.
Norma Ramos, social justice activist
Friday, April 9, 10:50 a.m.
Ronald Heifetz, author and leadership expert
Friday, April 16, 10:50 a.m.
Cheryl Klein '00, senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books
Friday, April 23, 10:50 a.m.
Richard Moss '77, climate scientist
Friday, April 30, 10:50 a.m.

Many More...

Full Campus Events Calendar
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