Notices of the passing of members of the Carleton community. For notices of alumni passings, please see Alumni Farewells.
- February 3, 2017
Nancy Casper died peacefully on February 3rd at Three Links in Northfield. Nancy worked in the Carleton Library's interlibrary loan services from 1987 until her retirement in 2006. She also worked closely with students through her husband, Barry (Mike) Casper's Science, Technology, and Public Policy program (now ENTS). She was always welcoming, caring, and gracious to students and colleagues.
- February 2, 2017
It is with immense sadness that I share that Luigi Trenti-Paroli ’18 took his own life in Oxford, U.K. on January 19, 2017. After completing his sophomore year at Carleton, Luigi was on a year-long sabbatical and was due to return to Carleton next fall. Luigi was a budding philosopher who enjoyed the outdoors.
- January 27, 2017
Paul Jorgensen died on Wednesday, January 25th at the age of 91. Paul taught Math and Education at Carleton for 33 years, from 1954 until his retirement in 1987 as Professor of Educational Studies and Mathematics, Emeritus. He was also the Director of Summer Programs and Associate Dean of the College from 1981-1985.
- January 10, 2017
James L. Hamilton died on December 31st in Bloomington, MN at the age of 80. Jimmy was an adjunct instructor in Music and Jazz Piano from 1990 until 1999. He was low-key and cool — a consummate jazz pianist — yet very friendly and cordial. Once Jimmy started playing, you knew you were in for a real musical treat. He was well-loved by his students and will be deeply missed by many.
- December 2, 2016
Jack R. Ranslow, age 67, died December 1st at home in Faribault after a lengthy battle with cancer. Jack worked at Carleton in Food Service and Custodial Services for 34 years, from 1975 until his retirement in 2009. Jack was well known on campus as always being friendly, kind, and positive, even after he got sick. He was a hard worker and a great person with whom to work. Jack was passionate about helping others and often volunteered at the Faribault prison and in the larger community.
- November 1, 2016
Burt Levin died on October 31st at age 86. Burt taught part-time in the Political Science Department at Carleton as the SIT Investment Visiting Professor of Asian Policy from 1994 until the fall of 2013. He enriched his classes with accounts of his long career in the U.S. State Department at embassies and consulates in Taipei, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and finally as the Ambassador to Burma from 1987–1990.