Intersections: November 2009


Carleton College updates and events for the Northfield Community

In this issue:

Carleton Partners with Northfield High School to Improve Nordic Skiing in the Cowling Arboretum

Ski trailsCarleton College and the Northfield High School Nordic ski team are collaborating to provide improved grooming for cross-country skiing in the Cowling Arboretum. By working together, both groups hope to have improved skiing in the Arb, benefitting a wide range of skiers in our community. Read the full story.

Dog Walkers Reminded to Keep Pets On Leash in Cowling Arboretum

ArboretumDog walkers in the Carleton College Arboretum may have noticed new signs and increased vigilance regarding off-leash dogs in the Arboretum. Cowling Arboretum policy has long been that all dogs must be leashed, but several dog-related incidents over the past few months have encouraged us to be more forceful with educating dog walkers. Read the full story.

Photo Gallery of New Residence Hall Open House

Open HouseOn August 26, Carleton College invited the Northfield area community to an open house celebrating the completion of the Colleges two new residence halls, Cassat Hall and Memorial Hall. View the photos.

Arts Union Continues to Move Forward

Arts UnionOver the last few months, Carleton College has asked itself: How can we move forward with the extraordinary ideas and energy of the Arts Union planning process in a significantly changed financial environment? Read more about the current plans and timeline.

Carleton President Robert A. Oden Jr. Announces Retirement, Effective June 2010

Rob OdenRobert A. Oden Jr., Carleton College president since 2002, has announced his retirement at the end of the current academic year. My wife, Teresa, and I have devoted a great many hours to considering this decision over recent months and reached the conclusion that the time to retire is this coming June, said Oden. Read more about President Oden's retirement.

Northfield Experiences Roman Empire Through Carleton Student's Film

In a year rich in student film projects at Carletonthere were at least five movie productions underway this fallNova Roma, an alternate history of the Roman Empire conceived and directed by Alexander Cooney 11, stands out for its creative use of resources. The help of other Carleton students has been essential in the film's production, with filming locations taking place at Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges, as well as in the Minnesotas capital city, St. Paul. Read more about Nova Roma.

Seen Around Carleton

FrostCarleton first year student Jon Kittaka captured this frosty scene on a mid-November morning. You'll find more pictures and observations on student life from Jon and other students at the Admissions Office's Student Blogs page.

Featured Event

Takacs Quartet
Takács Quartet
Sunday, Jan. 10, 7:00 p.m.
Boulder, Colorado, ensemble the Takács Quartet present works by Beethoven and Haydn in the Carleton Concert Hall.

Other Public Events


Latin American Posters: Public Aesthetics and Mass Politics
January 8March 9
Art Gallery


Faculty Recitals:
Mary Horozaniecki, violin, Sally Dorer, cello, Nicola Melville, piano
Sunday, January 17, 3:00 p.m.
Ronald Rodman, trombone Nicola Melville, piano
Friday, January 29, 8:00 p.m.
Laura Caviani, piano
Sunday, January 31, 3:00 p.m.
Concert Hall


Susan Douglas, author and media critic
Friday, January 8, 10:50 a.m.
Lowell Bergman, New York Times investigative reporter
Friday, January 15, 10:50 a.m.
Stephanie Kinnunen, NEED magazine CEO and Co-Founder
Friday, January 22, 10:50 a.m.
Alexandra Jamieson, author and holistic health counselor
Friday, January 29, 10:50 a.m.
Skinner Memorial Chapel

Many More...

Full Campus Events Calendar
Varsity Athletics Calendar

Other Key Dates

Dec. 1: Bookstore Community Celebration