- September 15, 2010
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.
- September 13, 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.
- September 10, 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.
- June 28, 2010
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.
- June 22, 2010
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.
- June 22, 2010
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.
- June 9, 2010
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
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.
- June 2, 2010
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.
- May 28, 2010
“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.”
- May 20, 2010
This past Friday, Carleton staged its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Northfield Area Food Shelf. The event featured homemade soup served in handmade bowls created by Carleton ceramics students, with participants donating a suggested $10 for the bowl (to keep) and filled with soup made by residents of various interest houses on campus. Student photojournalists Nate Ryan '10 and Khant Khant Kyaw '11 captured the event.
- May 17, 2010
In 1874, the first two students awarded bachelor's degrees at Carleton College, James J. Dow and Myra A. Brown, got married. It was the perfect start to a well-known trend of Carls ending up at the alter. Maybe it’s the romantic walks through the Arboretum or the intoxicating scent of Malt-O-Meal in the air, but students here just seem love struck for the long run.