Elsewhere

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a April 6 Star Tribune article titled "Coffers for Senate race grow: Early fundraising suggests that intereste in '06 election is high, analysts say." Schier's quote was picked up by national political publications such as The Hotline and The Frontrunner.

  • Tricia Ferrett, professor of chemistry, was mentioned in Nota Bene section of the Spring 2005 issue of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Bulletin. Ferrett was recognized for being named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Ferrett is the HHMI program director at Carleton.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a March 28 Associated Press article titled "Grams runs against odds." The article discusses the difficulties former Republican Senator Rod Grams will have to overcome to win back the seat he lost in 2000 to Democrat Mark Dayton. "I would say that Rod Grams' trajectory is steep and uphill," said Schier. The story was picked up by papers nationally.

  • Michael McNally, assistant professor of religion, was quoted in a March 24 Chicago Tribune article titled "Chippewas shutting out rest of the world to mourn." The article discussed Chippewa/Ojibwa/Anishinabe funeral traditions in light of the recent tragic shootings in Red Lake, Minn. McNally's recent research has centered on the use of traditional Ojibwa hymns. The article was picked up by newspapers across the country.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a March 21 Associated Press article titled "Minnesota News in Brief." The article explores the repercussions of Republican Senator Norm Coleman recently siding with Democrats on several major votes. Schier believes this will boost Coleman's image back home. "Anybody who runs against him will have a hard time painting him as a Bush clone," said Schier. The story was picked up by papers nationally.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a March 20 WCCO web site article titled "Coleman Striking More Independent Path in 2005," about how Minnesota Senator Coleman sided with Democrats on a number of recent high-profile votes. "There's political calculation, happenstance and serious conviction all mixed up in his actions," said Schier. This story was picked up by several national newspapers.

  • Carleton was mentioned in a March 18 Chronicle of Higher Education in Letter to the Editor submitted by Pat Hutchings, Vice President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, in response to a February 4 Chronicle article by Stanley Fish titled "Who's in Charge Here?" about the use of student evaluations. Hutchings pointed out that Carleton and Brigham Young University are examples of colleges that have successful programs where faculty can ask for trained student observers in their classrooms.

  • Bruce Guetzloe '49 was featured in a March 13 Star Tribune feature titled "Love in a time of war." Over 300 letters written from 1942-45 from Guetzloe to his sweetheart, Marge (Van Ornum) Joyce, were discovered by her son, Dave Joyce, after moving Joyce to a care facility. The letters told the story of their relationship, but also document Guetzloe's training and career as a fighter pilot. Joyce has used the letters to help document details of Guetzloe's wartime squadron and their operations. Guetzloe attended Carleton after World War II.

  • Karen Tei Yamashita '73, English major

    Karen Tei Yamashita '73 was featured in the March 13 Star Tribune Bookmarks column titled "Blending and bending the borders." Yamashita has had four works of fiction published by Minneapolis' Coffee House Press. Her works blend cultures including Japanese, Braziilian, Mexican and American. Yamashita majored in English at Carleton.

  • Paul Thiboutot, dean of admissions, appeared on the National Public Radio program "All Things Considered" on March 12 to discuss the recent revision of the SAT college entrance exam. This is the first time in a decade that the test has been changed. The verbal analogy section was dropped, an essay segment was added and the math portion was changed to more closely parallel what's being taught in high schools. Thiboutot and University of North Carolina's vice provost and director of undergraduate admissions, Jerry Lucido, talked about how their institutions will use the test results.

  • Willetha "Toni" (Parker) Carter '75 was featured in a March 12 Star Tribune profile titled "Toni Carter: Connecting with one's community." Carter is the chair of the St. Paul school board. Carter majored in French at Carleton.

  • Chérif Keïta, professor of French and director of French and Francophone Studies, was quoted in a March 11 International Herald Tribune articled tiled "African Film Festival's Struggling Stage." Keïta commented on the struggles that African cinema faces today.