- March 1, 2005 at 10:29 am
Carleton's wind turbine was featured in the Fieldnotes column of the Audubon magazine's March-April issue, highlighting student involvement and the turbine's immediate production of energy. Richard Strong, director of facilities, and Emily LeVine '05 were quoted in the brief article.
- March 1, 2005 at 9:24 am
Carleton's chapter of Sigma Xi, the international honor society of research scientists and engineers, was mentioned in a March 1 American Scientist article titled "Sigma Xi Today: Chapters honored at annual meeting." The Carleton chapter won a national Chapter Program Award, presented in recognition of a single, outstanding program during the past year, for sponsoring a panel discussion at which panelists with diverse science backgrounds and career paths described their experiences.
- February 25, 2005 at 9:36 am
Dean of Admissions Paul Thiboutot wrote an opinion piece for the February 25 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education titled "Students are Individuals, So Admit Them That Way." "A random system of selection among students who are 'good enough' strikes me as leading as much to indifference in a student's long-term motivation for study as to elimination of harmful competition in credentialing," Thiboutot wrote. "If the final choice of college is not important, what sustains motivation once the applicant has passed the initial golden line of 'good enough?' "
- February 25, 2005 at 8:28 am
A February 25 Birmingham News (Ala.) article titled "What will the U in ESPNU really stand for?", reported that Mike Hall, the University of Missouri journalism student who was the first winner of the ESPN television network reality show "Dream Job," has stated that his dream event to cover as a sports journalist would be Carleton College vs. the University of Missouri . . . in Ultimate Frisbee.
- February 24, 2005 at 2:07 pm
Onzie Horne Jr. '69 was featured in a February 24 Memphis Whitehaven (Tenn.) Commercial Appeal articled titled "Black History Month - Horne launched restaurants, refinery" that highlighted Horne's career. Horne was business manager for performer Isaac Hayes from 1973-78 and 1986-2002. He also founded and operated Hope Oil Co., the nation's first minority-owned petroleum refinery. Horne attended Carleton and Rhodes College.
- February 22, 2005 at 10:13 am
Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a February 22 Roll Call article titled "Out There" about the 2002 gubernatorial class. Schier commented on Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.
- February 21, 2005 at 9:08 am
Britt Kringle '04 was quoted in a February 21 Star Tribune articled titled "Widening the lens," highlighting a group of St. Paul Academy students and alumni, including Kringle, who created a exhibition titled "Young Voices" in response to an exhibit based on photojounalist Lauren Greenfield's book, Girl Culture. "[Our exhibition] takes Greenfield's premise and flips it on its head," said Kringle. Kringle majored in sociology/anthropology at Carleton.
- February 21, 2005 at 8:40 am
Carleton was mentioned on the public radio program, The Radio Reader. From February 4 through March 3, host Dick Estell red from The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin. The book tells the true story of the great Blizzard of 1888. Carleton professor William Wallace Payne, who established Carleton's prominence in astronomy, is a major player in the one of the chapters of the book. Payne founded and ran the Minnesota State Weather Service.
- February 20, 2005 at 9:02 am
Bruce Feathers '75 was featured in a February 20 Oregonian article titled "The king of Moxie," The article chronicles Feathers' career, including his Carleton experience and relationship with former Carleton political science professor and later Minnesota senator, the late Paul Wellstone. Feathers is chairman and CEO of Featherlite Enterprises, LLC. Feathers majored in sociology / anthropology at Carleton.
- February 20, 2005 at 8:57 am
Timothy "Tim" Langer '93 was featured in a February 20 Winston-Salem Journal article titled "The Bear: Dr. Langer Studies Bears as He Works on His Ph.D." Langer is a doctoral student at North Carolina State University and is conducting cutting-edge research on black bears in eastern North Carolina that involves non-invasive methods to collect DNA that do not involve capturing or tagging the animals. Langer majored in biology at Carleton.
- February 18, 2005 at 12:24 pm
Alison J. Whelan, M.D. '81 was featured in a February 18 article in the Washington University Record titled "An extraordinary educator." Whelan is associate dean for medical school education at Washington University and had a key role in conceptualizing the University's new Farrell Learning and Teaching Center. She focuses her research on clnical genetics, with an emphasis on hereditary cancer. Washington associate dean of admissions Ed Dodson, M.D. says, "[Whelan's] candor, humility and lack of pretense reflect her personal honesty that engenders the respect and trust of those who work with her -- peers, students and patients alike." Whelan majored in biology at Carleton.
- February 13, 2005 at 9:29 am
Carleton was mentioned in the February 13 issue of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette titled "Minnesota town left mark on famed James-Younger gang." The travel article promoted tourism to Northfield and highlighted the town's annual Defeat of Jesse James Days, as well as giving significant coverage to Carleton and St. Olaf.