- December 30, 2004 at 2:12 pm
Jeremy Gantz '04 was featured in a December 30 Quincy (Mass.) Patriot Ledger article titled "Reaching out to help" about the victims of the Asian tsunami. Gantz is a Fulbright Scholar studying the educational system in Sri Lanka. Away on vacation during the tsunami, Gantz's mother reported that he would soon return to see the condition of his apartment and to lend assistance in recovery efforts. Gantz was a history major at Carleton.
- December 22, 2004 at 1:06 pm
The Carleton women's basketball team's service learning trip to Thailand this past summer was the focus of FOX Sports Net's "NCAA On Campus" show, which aired Wednesday, December 22. The feature was shot on campus in November and featured interviews with Tammy Metcalf-Filzen, associate professor of physical education, athletics and recreation and head women's basketball coach, and seniors Katie and Beth Freeman of Richfield, Minn., and Kristi Colbenson of Rushford, Minn. Katie Freeman is a chemistry major, Beth Freeman is a history major and Colbenson is a biology major.
- December 15, 2004 at 1:15 pm
The Denver Post and the Boston Globe both ran stories in December about college athletics that mentioned Carleton. The December 29 Globe article, titled" Pace setters for graduating college athletes," mentioned Carleton as one of few colleges that has a graduation rate of 80 percent or more for athletes. The December 31 commentary in the Post, titled "Let college sports go pro," assured readers that both students and sports thrive at schools without athletic scholarships, including Carleton.
- December 6, 2004 at 3:57 pm
Charlie Cogan, senior assistant dean of admissions and director of international recruitment, was featured in a story in the December 6 Star Tribune about his work in Togo, West Africa, as a member of Rotary International. Cogan and 16 Rotarians will go to Togo this week to give polio vaccinations to children. "When you're around these kids for a few hours, it makes you want to protect them just like you'd want to protect your own," Cogan said in the story.
- December 3, 2004 at 9:50 am
The Carleton art exhibition, "Kettles: Japanses Artistr and American Artists," was featured in a December 3 Memphis Commercial Appeal article titled "A different kettle of design." The exhibition, organized by Laurel Bradley, Carleton's director of exhibition and curator of the college's art collection, is on loan at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. The exhibition features, among others, kettles by Timothy Lloyd, the Class of 1941 Professor of Art and Liberal Arts. The Commercial Appeal called the show "the most beautiful exhibition in town.
- December 1, 2004 at 11:18 am
Dean Harris '72 was featured in a December 1 Response article titled "Marketing the future of the telephone." Harris is the Chief Marketing Officer for Vonage which is the leading provider of broadband telephone service. "As CMO at Vonage, I am tasked with all branding messages and customer acquisition programs. The largest part of this, of course, has been customer acquisition --we've grown from 3,000 customers when I started to 300,000 today," said Harris. He majored in sociology and anthropology at Carleton
- December 1, 2004 at 10:03 am
Carleton College's writing program was featured by the American Association of Colleges and Universities in their December 2004 issue of AAC&U News. The AAC&U Members Innovation feature was titled "Portfolios Transform Writing Assessment at Carleton College." Elizabeth Ciner, associate dean of the college, Clara Hardy, professor of classical languages, Jacqulyn (Jackie) Lauer-Glebov, assistant director of institutional research and Carol Rutz, director of the writing program were featured and quoted.
- November 28, 2004 at 9:45 am
Erick jacobson-Dunlop '99 was featured in a November 28 Sunday Oregonian article titled "Medicine's Changing Face" as one of four Oregon residents who are non-traditional medical students. Jacobson-Dunlop was an economics major at Carleton who had pursued professional theater in Chicago before beginning medical school.
- November 28, 2004 at 9:43 am
Jenny Wahl, professor of economics, was quoted in a November 28 Star Tribune article titled "The Next Four Years: Tough economic choices ahead." Wahl is a member of the Star Tribune's board of economists and was interviewed about economic challenges for the future. Wahl recommended that the White House pay greater attention to the consequences of new spending programs or tax cuts.
- November 23, 2004 at 11:04 am
Carleton's wind turbine is featured in a story in the November 26 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education titled "Colleges Harness Wind Power to Cut Energy Costs." Rob Lamppa, senior project manager in Carleton's facilities management office, says in the story, "It's a symbol of Carleton's commitment to sustainability, putting its money where its mouth is. Unlike your standard energy-efficiency efforts, like automatic switches and energy-efficient bulbs, you can say, 'Wow, look at that. They're actually doing something.' "
- November 7, 2004 at 2:26 pm
Andrij Parekh '94, was featured in a November 7 Star Tribune article titled "The direct route" about his growing recognition as a cinematographer. After graduating from NYU's film school, Parekh received job offers because many of his films have won prestigious awards. "Cinematography is what separates a play from a movie... It's creating an atmosphere by applying technical knowledge, craft and artistry," Parekh said. While at Carleton, Parekh was a sociology/anthropology major with a concentration in media studies.
- November 5, 2004 at 4:15 pm
Alison Kettering, professor of art history, was quoted in a November 5 Modesto (Calif.) Bee article titled "National Gallery of Art features ter Borch" about a Gerard ter Borch painting that has remained a mystery for 350 years. No one can figure out whether it portrays a father admonishing a daughter, a client bargaining with a prostitute, or an army officer courting a lady. "We are never quite certain whether the (older) woman demurely sipping her wine is there to prevent or facilitate a liaison," Kettering said. She wrote about the painting in the National Gallery's catalogue for the show in which the painting was featured.