• Carleton College placed fifth overall in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s annual rankings of the best national liberal arts colleges, listed in the Sept. 23 issue. The College also ranked first in alumni giving, which is a measure of alumni satisfaction with the school. This is the seventh consecutive year the magazine has ranked Carleton in the top 10 overall, and the second consecutive year the College has been ranked fifth. Carleton is the only school in the Midwest to be listed in the top 10. Carleton’s ranking was highlighted on the Sept. 13 edition of NBC’s “Today” show.

  • Stories about Timothy "T.J." Stiles '86, author of the recently released book "Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War," have appeared on September 22 in the Star Tribune, October 9 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and October 10 in The New York Times. In the New York Times story, reviewer Janet Maslin says, "[The book] interweaves the story of [Jesse James'] life with a rich, illuminating awareness of the outlaws' actions and their larger situation. 'They knew how to strike back,' Mr. Stiles says, 'but they did not know how to win.' " Stiles majored in history at Carleton.

  • Adipong Brickshawana '06 was featured in a September 17 Bangkok Post article titled "The doors remain open," about how Carleton and St. Olaf are interested in recruiting more international students. "Increasing the number of international students at Carleton is an intentional trend," said Charles Cogan, director of international recruitment.

  • Sam Demas (library) quoted in Associated Press

    September 9, 2002 at 12:00 am

    Sam Demas, college librarian and senior lecturer, was quoted in an Associated Press story about changes in college libraries that ran September 9 on MSNBC.com, on September 13 in the Tulsa (Okla.) World and on September 15 in the Washington Post. The story discussed Demas’s successful introduction of art exhibits and public literary events to Gould Library to offset increased personal computer use that has led to fewer people using the library. “It’s part of the trend to rethink what we’re doing here,” he said. “It’s reaching into the past to reinvent the future. Libraries have always been gathering places for people who are interested in ideas.”

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a September 7 Boston Globe story about the possible vote in Congress about going to war with Iraq and how that vote could impact races for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota and elsewhere. Schier said a vote on Iraq would result in U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone angering some important part of his constituency at a time when he needs every vote he can get. “If he votes for [military action] he has problems on his left,” Schier said. “If he votes against the use of force, then [election opponent Norm] Coleman has an issue. Coleman would tie it to other military votes Paul has taken.”

  • Kristen Askeland, secretary to the director of multicultural affairs, was featured in a September 5 Star Tribune Taste section story about how she incorporates cooking into all facets of her life. “My job does involve food preparation on a small scale,” Askeland said. “I make treats for students who stop by our office and also for meetings and birthdays. I also help prepare and organize some larger food functions, such as chili nights and barbecues. … My boss [Director of Multicultural Affairs Clayton Cobb] said to me, ‘When you talk about food, your face just lights up and you get so excited.’ ”

  • Carleton College was called “one of the Harvards of the Midwest” in a September 5 Star Tribune “Dollars & Sense” story that featured downtown Northfield as a quality shopping destination outside the Twin Cities—not just a place to visit during the Defeat of Jesse James Days.

  • Naly Yang '96 quoted in Star Tribune

    August 26, 2002 at 12:00 am

    Naly Yang ‘96 was a member of an expert panel quoted in an August 26 Star Tribune story about how couples can balance finances with a desire to go back to school. Yang, the executive director of the St. Paul-based nonprofit Women's Association of Hmong and Lao Inc., said, "Some things to consider are: Is this solely for personal gratification or will you two benefit, whether financially or socially? Can this be a tradeoff so that I pursue a degree now while you pursue a degree of your own or a hobby later? Ultimately, however, a relationship should be based on more than financial expectations. Growth, whether as a couple or as individuals, also needs to be cultivated. Without that space in a relationship, things can go downhill pretty fast." Yang was a history and women's studies major at Carleton.

  • Kao Yang ‘03 was mentioned in an August 23 Asian American Press story about the University of Minnesota's Summer 2002 McNair Scholars. Yang, an American studies major with concentrations in cross-cultural studies and gender studies, worked on "The American Mosaic Project" with a member of the sociology department at Minnesota.

  • Dafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art, an exhibit at the Carleton College Art Gallery that runs through February 12, 2006, is featured in "The Broken Clock" calendar section of the February 2006 issue of The Rake, a Twin Cities monthly magazine. The Rake, with a circulation of 60,000, is published by Tom Bartel ’73 and Kristin Henning ’75.