Elsewhere

  • Willard "Bill" Huyck '53, assistant coed track coach, was mentioned in an August 21 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "Hall of fame nominees underscore Minnesota's running tradition." Huyck is one of 19 nominees this year for the Minnesota Track And Field Hall of Fame. Inductees will be announced at a dinner in the Twin Cities on September 29.Huyck majored in biology at Carleton.

  • James "Jim" Moore '66

    James "Jim" Moore '66 was featured in an August 14 Star Tribune Entertainment section front page article titled "Straight from the heart; With his simple poems that celebrate humanity, Jim Moore elevates economy of phrase to an art." The article highlighted Moore's sixth and latest published collection of poetry, "Lightening at Dinner," and looked at Moore's writing career since he began writing poetry while a student at Carleton. Moore will give two readings in the Twin Cities during September. He will be at the Loft Literary Center, which he co-founded, in Minneapolis on September 9 at 7:30 p.m. His second reading will be at Micawber's Bookstore in Saint Paul on September 30 at 7 p.m.

  • Priyanka Kripalani '06 was mentioned in an August 11 Scripps Howard News Service article titled "Houses rise from Indian rubble thanks to Habitat for Humanity." Kripalani is one of the volunteers from six countries (Armenia, El Salvador, India, Mexico, the United States and Uganda) in Kootapuly, India, helping to build Habitat's 200,001st house -- one of 6,000 planned houses for tsunami survivors. The work is being done almost exclusively with primitive hand tools, a decision Habitat made to confirm respect for native customs and craftsmanship. Media outlets across the country picked up the article. Kripalani is a political science/IR major and will begin an internship with a United Nations agency in Geneva next month.

  • Alexander "Alex" Nord '01 was mentioned in a July 24 Seattle Times article titled "The Sport Of Free Spirits" about Ultimate frisbee. While at Carleton, Nord won the Callahan, Ultimate's Heisman Trophy. Today, he telecommutes from his home in Seattle to his job at the University of California, Berkeley, in order to play with the Seattle men's Ultimate team, Sockeye, and coach at his former middle school. Nord was a biology major at Carleton.

  • Book Cover of "The Politics Of Muslim Cultural Reform: Jadidism In Central Asia" by Adeeb Khalid

    Adeeb Khalid, associate professor of history, was cited in an August 9 article on the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Web site titled "Central Asia: Jadidism--Old Tradition of Renewal." Khalid's 1998 book, titled "The Politics of Muslim Cultural Reform: Jadidism in Central Asia," was called "one of the most detailed and thoughtful studies of Jadidism." Jadidism, a drive for cultural and social renewal among Muslims in the Russian Empire during the early 20th century, was nearly extinguished by the Bolshevik revolution and Stalin's purges, but it remains vitally important in today's Central Asia.

  • Wayne Soon '08 wrote an op/ed piece titled "The right choice for President" that appeared in the August 8 issue of (Singapore) News Today. Soon commented on the workings of the Singaporean presidential election committee and its role in the upcoming Singaporean nomination day on August 17 and election day on August 27. Soon is spending his summer as an intern at a Singaporean think tank.

  • Susan Singer, professor of biology, was quoted in an August 8 Associated Press article titled "Report Examines High School Science Labs." Singer is the chair of a National Research Council committee that wrote a report pointing out weaknesses in U.S. high school science laboratories. "For literally 150 years, laboratories have been the sacred cows of science education," Singer said. "Nobody has stopped to question what the value added is, or how we should go about using labs to improve learning. We haven't asked the right questions." The article ran in dozens of domestic and international print and broadcast media outlets, including CNN and USA Today.

  • Carleton's "ecumenical" approach to computer operating systems was mentioned August 3 in a New York Times article titled "Packing for the 'Net Generation" and a Washington Post article titled "Game Design 101." The New York Times article discussed the technological requirements that various higher education institutions have or suggest for matriculating students.The college's information and technology services (ITS) web site was quoted: "We don't make any recommendations with regard to PCs or Macs - whichever you prefer is fine." The Web site also encourages students to bring a computer to campus that is new enough to have the processing speed and network capability necessary to run the applications they need. The Washington Post article mentioned the Times article as part of their exploration of technology issues on campuses.

  • Eric Udelhofen '07 wrote an op/ed piece, titled "I learned the truth about global warming," that appeared in the August 2 Colorado Daily. The article was a result of Udelhofen's research internship with the Institute for the Center for Capacity Building at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He wrote of how his research has led him to make changes in his personal use of energy resources and his desire to empower others to understand the devastating effects of global warming. Udelhofen is an economics major at Carleton.

  • Robert Strauss '73 wrote an article titled "Honor Thy Father" that appeared in the July 31 New York Times Sunday edition Education Life supplement. Strauss wrote about how events during his years at Carleton and his relationship with his father, Samuel, led him to set up the Samuel Strauss Prize for Humor Writing at the college. The annual prize, awarded by the English department, is now 23 years old and, in his article, Strauss paid tribute to Carleton for honoring and encouraging his intentions. Also quoted in the article were Kristine Cecil '84, vice president for external relations, and Gregory Smith, professor of English. Strauss majored in philosophy at Carleton. The 2005 Strauss prizewinner was Martin Miller '07, an English major from Fayetteville, Ark.

  • Peter Hirtle '74, director for instruction and learning and responsible for monitoring intellectual-property issues for the libraries at Cornell University, was pictured on the cover of the July 29 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education and interviewed for an article titled "Whose Work Is It, Anyway?" The article highlighted the challenges of determining correct attribution and thereby gaining copyright permissions for intellectual property and art. "Copyright is supposed to advance the sciences and arts, and this is copyright becoming an impediment to the sciences and arts," he said. Hirtle majored in history at Carleton.

  • R. Kayeen Thomas '06 was quoted in a July 27 Washington Post article titled "Wide-Ranging Study Aims to Boost Prospects for Minority Men." Thomas attended the first public meeting of a national commission charged with collecting statistics and reviewing public policy in order to improve the "life options" of young black, Hispanic and Native American men. While noting that there were few young people in attendance, Thomas commended the commission's efforts. "Too often, the discussion has been that [young men] need to act right or that the system is messing us over. It's a combination of both. I'm glad this commission is not trying to sugarcoat things." Thomas is an African/African American studies major at Carleton.