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  • Sister Helen Prejean speaks at the Opening Convocation of Winter Term 2011.
    Photo: Andrew Walters '11
    January 7, 2011

    Photo Feature: Helen Prejean Convocation

    Carleton's convocation series kicked off 2011 with a talk from Roman Catholic nun Sister Helen Prejean, author of the book Dead Man Walking, which was made into the Academy-Award winning feature movie of the same name. Prejean counsels death-row inmates and their families around the country, and has written her second book The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. The title of her presentation was "Dead Man Walking – The Journey Continues," and student photographer Andrew Walters '11 was there to capture the images.

  • December 1, 2010

    Josh Meltzer '95 Wins Prestigious PhotoPhilanthropy Award

    Josh Meltzer, Carleton Class of 1995 and currently a photojournalist-in-residence at Western Kentucky University’s School of Journalism and Broadcasting, recently won a PhotoPhilanthropy award for his project about the internal migration of indigenous people within Mexico. Meltzer was named the Professional Grand Prize Winner in PhotoPhilanthrophy’s 2010 Activist Awards. He received a $15,000 prize for the project about people who move from rural regions to large cities.

  • Whooping Cranes across from McKnight Prairie
    Photo: Nancy Braker
    September 15, 2010

    Whooping Cranes Make Rare Visit to Northfield

    What started as a typical day for Carleton College Cowling Arboretum director Nancy Braker turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when she received a phone call from a neighbor, alerting her to the presence of Whooping Cranes in the College-owned McKnight Prairie area this past Monday.

  • President Steven Poskanzer readies the audience for "Carleton, Our Alma Mater."
    Photo: Andrew Walters '11
    September 13, 2010

    Photo Feature: Opening Convocation 2010

    The start of the 2010-11 academic year began with the traditional opening convocation in Skinner Memorial Chapel on Monday, Sept. 13. Carleton media relations photographer Andrew Walters '11 was on hand to capture the pomp and circumstance of the event that begins with the faculty, in full academic regalia, marching from Laird Hall and across campus to the chapel. Jimmy Kolker '70 was the headline speaker and also marked new Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer's first full-campus event.

  • Welcome to Carleton
    Photo: Niko Duffy '13
    September 10, 2010

    Photo Feature: New Student Week 2010

    Last week, the Carleton College campus welcomed its newest members, the class of 2014. These newest Carls participated in New Student Week, capped by the traditional opening frisbee toss by the Carleton President, Steven G. Poskanzer. Niko Duffy '13 recorded the action throughout the orientation activities and posted a photo gallery of all the happenings.

  • The Cannon River
    June 28, 2010

    A River Ride to Red Wing

    Rolling north through Northfield and Carleton’s Cowling Arboretum is the Cannon River. Although often enjoyed by sunbathers and fishermen along its banks, many people don’t think of the Cannon as a means of transportation. This spring, three friends and I canoed the Cannon from downtown Northfield—and on to Red Wing, Minnesota, where it joins the mighty Mississippi River. The journey lasted 13 hours and covered an ever-changing tableau of landscapes and wildlife.

  • Scene from the Siberian Arctic
    June 22, 2010

    Carls Get Up Close & Personal With Climate Change

    Stomping around the Siberian Arctic is an unlikely way for Carls to spend their summer. Nevertheless, thanks to Max Holmes, the 2008-2009 Chesley Distinguished Visiting Associate Professor of Biology and founder of the Polaris Project, three Carleton students will be traveling across the globe this July for a first-hand look at how climate change is impacting a unique Arctic ecosystem.

  • Liz Lundstrom '12
    June 22, 2010

    A Sampling of Summer Adventures

    Carleton students like to keep busy—and many Carls are looking forward to summers nearly as jam-packed as the school year. This summer, my fellow Carls have plans to travel the world, pursue goals both academic and otherwise, and live the sort of adventures that make our college years such an exciting and unique part of life.

  • Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba
    Photo: Khant Khant Kyaw '11
    June 9, 2010

    Video Feature: Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba Mali Music Performance

    Back in mid-April, Bassekou Kouyate and the band Ngoni Ba performed at Carleton's Great Hall in front of an energetic crowd in Great Hall. Josiah Burns '12 produced a video of the performance, while Nate Ryan '10 shared a photo slide show of his vivid images of the event.

  • June 8, 2010

    Video Feature: Carleton Spooning World Record

    On Friday, June 4, more than 500 Carleton students gathered on the Bald Spot in an attempt to break the world record for the largest group "spoon." Student photographer Nate Ryan '10 was granted access to the Skinner Memorial Chapel's tower, and he shot numerous images of Carls gathering and spooning to break the world record. He turned those images into a time lapse photo slide show, which you can now view.

  • House Reduced to Pile of Rubble
    Photo: Mark Butler
    June 2, 2010

    Disaster in Guatemala: A Carleton Connection

    San Antonio Palopó looks like a picture out of National Geographic. The little town is perched on the edge of a mountain, sloping down to the clear blue waters of Lake Atitlan. Its women still wear traje – the traditional clothing of the Maya highlands, hand woven, with each town having its own unique pattern – and you can still see men working their terraced fields and fishing in the lake in their tiny canoes. The two streets in town are more crowded with dogs and chickens than with cars. And for four weeks this winter on my Carleton study abroad program in Guatemala, San Antonio Palopó was my home.

  • 12-year-old Jay Levi with Chan K'in Viejo
    May 28, 2010

    It's Not Quite Over For The Lancandon

    “The Lacandon have TV now,” our professor informed us. “They have cell phones, too, and minivans. They wear flip-flops. The show,” he concluded, “is over.”