Elsewhere

  • Richard Crouter, the John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, wrote an op/ed piece titled "Grief for the British, but none for Iraqis?" that was published in the July 24 issue of the Star Tribune. Crouter pointed out the juxtaposition of the July 7 terrorist attacks in London (killing 59) and the July 17 suicide bombing in Musayyib, Iraq (killing 71) and raised questions of how Americans view the two events.

  • Qiguang Zhao, the Burton and Lily Levin Professor of Chinese, was featured in a July 23 South China Morning Post article titled "Chinese set to become dominant language: 800 US colleges have established a Chinese programme, notes academic." Zhao addressed educators and government officials at the World Chinese Conference in Beijing, forecasting that Chinese will be racing with English to become the world's dominant language within the next two decades. "We should be more active and passionate in promoting the Chinese language and culture - not sit back and wait," he said.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a July 17 USA TODAY article titled "Unions debate the place of politics." The article highlighted Minnesota as a microcosm of the current situation with party politics and labor unions as evidenced by the tensions within the AFL-CIO. A split in the unions, said Schier, "could have a big impact on Democratic vote totals" in upcoming elections.

  • Roy Grow, the Frank B. Kellogg Professor of International Relations, was interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio's Midday program on July 18. The program's topic was "From London and Madrid to Lebanon and Iraq, there are terrorist bombings in the newspaper almost daily. Nearly four years after the Sept. 11 attacks in the U.S., is global terrorism getting stronger?"

  • Jonathan Capehart '89

    Jonathan Capehart '89 was profiled in a July 18 PR Week article titled "H&K's Capehart climbs ladder with help from friends." "Everything that's happened to me goes back to Carleton College," Capehart said. From 1993-2000, Capehart was a member The New York Daily News' editorial board. While he wrote on myriad local, national and international issues, Capehart's 16-month editorial campaign to save the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem earned him and the board the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. In July 2000, he became the national affairs columnist at Bloomberg News, then took a leave to serve as a policy adviser to Michael Bloomberg's successful New York City mayoral campaign. Capehart is current senior vice president and senior counselor of public affairs at Hill & Knowlton. Capehart majored in political science at Carleton.

  • Jenny Wahl, professor of economics, was quoted in a July 17 Star Tribune article titled "Federal Deficits: Surplus days aren't here again." Wahl is a member of the Star Tribune's board of economists and was interviewed about the federal deficit situation. Wahl, who worked in the U.S. Treasury during the Reagan administration and saw how federal budget writers can manipulate the numbers said, "What I find troubling is that not only are these numbers fairly meaningless but they're tending to be downright misleading."

  • Carleton's new "green" roof on Olin Hall was featured in a July 16 Star Tribune article titled "Green-roof technology: Growing advantage." A team of Carleton students is building the 665-square-foot green roof on the science building to test close to 80 drought-resistant prairie plants. Dave Holman '06, a Latin American studies major with a concentration in environment and technology studies, commented on the side benefits of the project: "There are a lot of studies that show that people like seeing plants. It is an essential connection to the natural environment that isn't just a gimmick."

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, wrote an article titled "Bush is parliamentary, not bipartisan" in the July 12 issue of The Hill. Schier concluded, "One of the distinguishing characteristics of the George W. Bush era in national politics will be his emphasis on party government and ability to direct it to serve the purposes of his presidency. Our Founders would not appreciate this strong concentration of party power, but Bush has demonstrated its uses for presidents."

  • Former Carleton President David H. Porter and his family were featured in a July 9 Salt Lake Tribune article titled "Intermezzo is all about family." Porter appeared as pianist in a concert at the University of Utah, titled "The Porter Family Album" with his son, David G. Porter (violin) and daughter-in-law, Vedrana Subotic (piano). Porter is currently a professor at Williams College in Massachusetts.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was interviewed on the July 6 edition of NBC's Today show where he commented on 9/11 FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley's announcement that she will run for the Congress as a Democrat in 2006 Minnesota elections.

  • William "Bill" Martin '98 published an article, titled "State Action Antitrust Immunity for Municipality Supervised Parties" in the July 1 issue of the University of Chicago Law Review. Martin majored in economics at Carleton.

  • Eric Tretbar '86 featured in City Pages.

    June 29, 2005 at 10:50 am

    Eric Tretbar '86 was featured in a June 29 City Pages article titled "Auteur of the Scenster." Tretbar is filming "The Horrible Flowers" in the Twin Cities, the last in his film trilogy that began with "The Usual" and continued with "Snow." One of Tretbar's former professors, John Schott, the James Woodward Strong Professor of the Liberal Arts and chair of cinema and media studies, was interviewed for the article and said, "[Tretbar] has given up a lot in life in terms of the career he could have. But he has a willingness to stay and build the Minneapolis film scene." Tretbar majored in English with a concentration in literature and film at Carleton.