- September 16, 2014
Designed to stimulate student reflection on the nature of liberal arts and a liberal arts approach to learning, this year’s annual Argument and Inquiry Seminar Convocation will be presented by Carleton College professor of economics, Stephen Strand. Entitled “Either Appear As You Are, Or Be As You Appear,” Strand’s presentation will highlight the ways which scholars ask questions, discover and evaluation information, and effectively and ethically construct arguments.
This event takes places Friday, Sept. 26 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel and is free and open to the public. His presentation will also be recorded and archived for listening online atgo.carleton.edu/convo/.
- September 15, 2014
Hudlin Wagner, vice president for student development and dean of students at Carleton College, has announced her retirement, effective at the end of the 2014-15 school year.
Wagner, who arrived at Carleton as associate dean of students in 1990, has served in her current role since 2005.
- September 12, 2014
Area film aficionados mark your calendars: Carleton College is pleased to host a weekly International Film Forum, with screenings held Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Featuring films from all around the world, the series premieres September 22 and screenings are free and open to the public.
- September 11, 2014
Two new exhibitions in the Carleton College Perlman Teaching Museum will address the impact of climate change through photography and other new media. Featuring the work of two Carleton alumni, Christina Seely ’98 and Ken Tape ’99, both exhibits explore time, space, and evidence of climate change in the Arctic landscape.
- September 8, 2014
This fall, join a community-wide conversation about the U.S. Constitution through a special event series organized by Carleton College and its community partners. The Constitution turns 227 years old this month, yet it remains the focus of fierce national debate. Politicians invoke it in their campaigns. Court decisions hinge upon its interpretation. Issues as vital as immigration reform, free speech, and freedom of religion prompt us to examine not only its words, but the intentions of its authors.
- September 3, 2014
Former Minneapolis mayor and education advocate R.T. Rybak to present Carleton’s Opening Convocation Address
Former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak will be the featured speaker at Carleton College’s annual all-college assembly celebrating the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year. Opening Convocation will be held Monday, September 15 at 3 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, and will be preceded by the College’s traditional Academic Procession, including all current and emeriti faculty. This event is free and open to the public. Convocation will also be streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- August 25, 2014
On Tuesday, September 9, Carleton College welcomes the Class of 2018 to campus. There are 526 students in the class, selected from a pool of 6,296 applicants. The students represent 47 states and 19 countries, with 70 students coming from Minnesota, followed by California (62), New York (38), Illinois (36), Washington (26), Massachusetts (25), Texas (19), and Wisconsin (18). Twenty-nine students hail from China.
- August 4, 2014
Summer Humanities Institute to Screen the National Theatre Live Broadcast of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus"
Wednesday, August 6 at 7 p.m., the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema will feature a not-to-be-missing screening of the National Theatre Live broadcast of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus." This event is free and open to the public.
The Donmar Warehouse's production of "Coriolanus," Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, stars Tom Hiddleston ("The Avengers," "War Horse," The BBC's "The Hollow Crown") in the title role and Mark Gatiss ("Season's Greetings at the National Theatre," The BBC's "Sherlock") as Menenius. The production is directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke.
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Learn more about this groundbreaking experience at ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk.
- August 4, 2014
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!
The Carleton College Aboretum is hosting a Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training beginning September 15, 2014 and running through October 23, 2014. Registration is now open and the class is expected to fill up quickly.
Master Naturalist Volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners—studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship.
The classes will be held every Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. from September 15 through October 23 at the Carleton College Arboretum. Two Saturday field trips will be on October 4 and October 18. The cost for the course is $200, including materials.
- July 29, 2014
Bing Shui '16 (China), a rising junior majoring in biology, is one of forty undergraduate students accepted into the 2014 Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program, which provides participants with a challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory.
Since early June, Shui has been working in the Boston Children’s Hospital laboratory of HSCI Affiliated Faculty member Xi He, PhD, known for his research on cell-to-cell communication. Shui’s project this summer is to study how a newly discovered protein controls how genes function in intestinal stem cells and colorectal cancer cells.
- July 28, 2014
In collaboration with the Northfield Historical Society, Carleton is pleased to host screenings of the first annual Jesse James Film Festival. All showings will be in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema and are free and open to the public (although donations are appreciated). The five films included in the festival were chosen because they depict the 1876 attempt by the infamous James-Younger Gang to rob Northfield's First National Bank.
- July 14, 2014
Carleton's annual Lighten Up! Garage Sale raised a whopping $31,923 over the weekend, with proceeds of approximately $10,600 being given to each the Northfield Special Olympics, Project Friendship, and the Northfield Union of Youth (The Key). "We had a record year...despite our challenging circumstances," noted Kelly Scheuerman, Program Director for Civic Engagement Pathways. The popular annual sale typically takes place during Carleton's reunion weekend, but this year's event was postponed due to campus flooding caused by the Cannon River.