Carleton in the Media
- January 25, 2011
Minnesota Public Radio released its list of the “25 Most Influential Minnesotans in Washington” and four Carls made the list. They include Jonathan Capehart ’89, an editorial writer for the Washington Post; John Harris ’85, the editor-in-chief of Politico.com and a current Board of Trustee member; Kathy Hudson ’82, Chief of Staff and Deputy Director at the National Institute of Health; and Paul Tewes ’93, a political consultant at his own firm, Tewes-Hildebrand, and a top political advisor to President Barack Obama. Carleton’s quartet was the second-most of any higher education institution (when comparing only undergraduate degrees), as the University of Minnesota had seven alumni from undergraduate programs on the list. No other school had more than two.
- January 24, 2011
John Harris ’85, editor-in-chief of Politico.com, was announced as one of two moderators of the first presidential primary debate, slated for May 2 at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Harris will be joined in the moderator role by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, and the debate will air on MSNBC, CNBC, and Telemundo and streamed live on POLITICO.com. The May 2 debate will kick off the early stage of the 2012 presidential campaign, leading up to the Ames straw poll in August. The upcoming debate will likely take place shortly after the first round of GOP presidential contenders announce their intentions to run.
- January 19, 2011
President Steven G. Poskanzer made his intramural broomball debut on Thursday night, and local blog Northfield Patch was there to cover the momentous occasion with a video interview with Poskanzer and some game highlights.
- January 19, 2011
When Don Rawitsch '72, Bill Heinemann '72 and Paul Dillenberger '72 invented the Oregon Trail game, little did they know it would become one of the all-time, best-selling educational computer games. The Jan. 19 edition of City Pages has a thorough history of the game, from inception to present day, and how numerous people and multiple companies made serious money off the game, with the exception of the game's Carleton creators.
- January 16, 2011
Wally Weitz '70 is one of six individuals named for induction into the Omaha Business Hall of Fame, according to a Jan. 16 article in the Omaha World Herald. The article reveals that Weitz's fascination with investing started when he was 12, and that he subscribes to many of the same theories, with many of the same results, as fellow Omaha investor Warren Buffet. Weitz is a longtime Carleton College Board of Trustee member and recently co-chaired the College's successful $300 million campaign with his wife Barbara Veach Weitz '70, while also serving on the executive committee of Building Bright Futures, an Omaha nonprofit group aimed at improving education in the city.
- January 15, 2011
Nat Turner '93 is featured in the Jan. 15 edition of the New York Times regarding his new venture, a combination of a school and urban farm. The project is a cross between a G.E.D. academy and farm academy, selling the produce it grows at a local farmer's market and to high-end New Orleans restaurants. It uses the business to help teach the high-school students about marketing, math and other related topics while expanding its curriculum into the area around the school and using current events and issues as a teaching tool.
- January 12, 2011
Carleton's newly-constructed Cassat and Memorial Halls are part of a feature on college and university sustainable building practices in the January/February 2011 edition of Architecture Minnesota magazine. The article, not available online, highlights how Carleton achieved LEED Gold building standards on its $25 million project. The residence halls are the first newly-constructed college or university residence halls in the state of Minnesota to achieve the LEED Gold standard.
- January 9, 2011
In an article entitled "Best Intentions" in the current edition of Redoux Home Magazine, Carleton President Steven Poskanzer shares his New Year's "intention" -- a new approach to the traditional New Year's resolution. Poskanzer says he hopes to "strike a healthy balance between immersion in a new job and community, and the 'rest of life.'"
- January 7, 2011
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, said in a January 7 interview with Minnesota Public Radio that former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's new book, "Courage to Stand: an American Story," leaves little doubt as to his intentions regarding the Republican Party's presidential nomination in 2012. "I think the content of his memoirs indicate that he is running for president," Schier said in his interview with MPR's Mark Zdechlik on Morning Edition. "If you're writing a memoir and attacking an incumbent president consistently in that memoir, it's pretty clear that you're sort of honing and introducing campaign messages you plan to use on the stump during an election year."
- January 7, 2011
Carleton's study-abroad class, "Studio Arts in the South Pacific," is the subject of a feature story in the Cook Islands Herald. Hagstrom gave an extensive interview to the newspaper about the class and why he chose to stop in the Cook Islands before moving along to New Zealand and Australia for the rest of the program. "It’s a little bit nice to skip a cold Minnesota winter and come to a place like this, but the whole point is to see things that are really different from where we normally live. Starting in Rarotonga is just perfect for that,” Hagstrom says in the article. “A lot of the way art is taught in the States is devoid of any context of nature. I wanted to make a class that was different. There are a lot of classes that go to Europe and go to the great museums – I wanted to make a class that was nature-based.” More information on the program can be found on Carleton's off-campus studies' website.
- January 2, 2011
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a Jan. 2 article by Reuters about how the changing of the national political landscape might impact the reelection efforts of current U.S. President Barack Obama. "The political climate is about to completely change for Obama, and how those budget and healthcare battles play out will really determine his status for the race in 2012,"Schier said.
- December 23, 2010
Carleton's holiday card from President Steven G. Poskanzer was highlighted by the blog College Explorations as one of the best of the holiday season. "This is snow like you’ve never seen snow before, shown through a series of amazing photos taken by current students and supported by a wonderful performance of the Carleton College Singers," the blog states. If you missed the holiday card, it's still available via the president's website.