- October 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm
Steve Schier, Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, is quoted in the Oct. 1 edition of the Star Tribune in an article detailing Republican congressional candidate Tom Emmer's appearance in an online video promoting a local construction company, but that also includes a sign pumping his own campaign. The Star Tribune article includes an embedded version of the video, of which Schier says "This is so weird. This is so extraterrestrial,” he said. “You would think the Sixth District was returning to Earth now that Michele Bachmann is retiring. But no, we’re boldly going where no one has gone before.” The ad is no longer running and apparently was a miscommunication between the Emmer camp and the construction company on how Emmer's testimonial would be used.
- September 26, 2013 at 11:55 am
Laurence Cooper, professor of political science, is participating in One Day University at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Nov. 2, and his inclusion in this high-profile event is noted in the Sept. 26 edition of the Star Tribune. The event offers adults the chance to experience college lectures without the burden of homework or exams. Cooper's topic is “What Can We Learn From the Ancient Philosophers?”
- September 23, 2013 at 2:48 pm
Nathan Grawe, associate professor of economics, took part in a panel with four other higher ed experts on MoneyRates.com, published on Sept. 23, answering the question "What will raise deposit rates first, growth or inflation?" Grawe said "In the short run it is likely to be growth that drives rates higher because the depressed economy will keep a lid on inflation. But when the economy begins to improve, then we have a real question of how the Fed will unwind its balance sheet."
- September 21, 2013 at 2:37 pm
Eric Sieger, director of media and public relations, is quoted in the Sept. 21 edition of the Washington Post in an article entitled "Universities can look more selective by how they count student applications." Sieger told the paper "We count any application that’s been started by a prospective student, and we’ve been using that method for nearly two decades.” The article examined how different colleges and universities count incomplete applications and how many of those applications make up the entire pool.
- September 21, 2013 at 10:35 am
US News noted Carleton's outstanding alumni giving rate, placing the College in the top 10 once again among all peer institutions. Carleton's 56.6 percent of alumni who donate back to the College placed its fourth overall and is well ahead of the two-year alumni giving rate of 12.8 percent, according to the magazine. Carleton was the lone Midwestern college or university to crack the top 10.
- September 20, 2013 at 1:40 pm
Jayne Pasternak '15 (Short Hills, N.J.) appeared on the September 20 broadcast of "Everything is Grace" radio show, hosted by Gabriella Furmato. Pasternak was interviewed after working at a Catholic outdoors camp for middle school and high school students in Colorado the past two summers. The show is produced and distributed by Domestic Church Media Foundation. The show interviews young adults on the the premise that everyone has a story to share, full of God's graces, said Paternak. The name of the show comes from St. Thérèse of Lisieux: "Everything is a grace...everything is the direct effect of our Father's love." Look for the episode (which is misnamed "Jamie") under the September 20 date.
- September 12, 2013 at 3:26 pm
The September edition of NPR Music's "Heavy Rotation" includes a track by Laura Veirs '97. 'That Alice' from the 2013 album Warp & Weft is one of "Ten Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing."
- September 10, 2013 at 4:30 am
Bailey Ulbricht '15 (Annapolis, Md.), an international relations major, wrote a column for the Sept. 10 edition of the Baltimore Sun, sharing her views on the conflict in Syria. Ulbricht, who spent this past summer teaching English to refugees on the Syrian-Turkish border, writes "But this is exactly the problem with humanitarian intervention rhetoric of the 21st-century: It too often omits the views of the very people we are supposedly helping, one of the most important facets of any argument for or against humanitarian action." She also appeared on Minneapolis/Saint Paul ABC affiliate KSTP's 5 o'clock newscast.
- September 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Steve Schier, Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, commented on Governing.com in an article that examined if a strong economy necessarily leads to strong approval ratings for that state's governor. The paraphrased portion from Schier states that "In Minnesota, where the Democrats have had an edge but hardly a monopoly in recent years, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has pursued some controversial policies in concert with the Democratic-controlled legislature, including a tax hike. However, thanks to its economy, which is ranked 7th best on our list, Dayton hasn't faced a backlash, enjoying approval ratings of over 50 percent in recent polls."
- September 3, 2013 at 9:17 am
Wally Weitz '70, former Carleton Board of Trustee chair, is the focus of a Sept. 3 article on Bloomberg.com, detailing his investment strategies that earned his firm's Weitz’s Partners III Opportunity Fund (WPOPX)the distinction of being named the best risk-adjusted performance among U.S. value funds in the past five years, according to the Bloomberg Riskles Return Ranking. The article details Weitz's similarities and differences with fellow Omaha resident Warren Buffet, as well as media mogul John Malone. “He’s Buffett with a lot less zeros,” said Bradley Alford, founder of Alpha Capital Management LLC in Atlanta, who owns shares in the Opportunity fund.
- September 1, 2013 at 11:04 am
Newly-named CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines Arnold Donald '76, a Carleton board of trustee member as well as an alum, was interviewed by CBS's "This Morning" on Sept. 1 in regards to the recent troubles faced by the world's largest cruise line and his new leadership team's plan to make Carnival's ships safer. The company is spending $600 million to upgrade its fleet, while Donald also hired a former Coast Guard commander as its new vice president of technical operations.
- September 1, 2013 at 10:34 am
The Star Tribune profiled Eric Nyquist '94 for the Sunday, Sept. 1 edition. The Albert Lea, Minn., native serves as NASCAR's vice president for strategic development. Nyquist, tabbed as one of the top 40 sports executives under the age of 40 by Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal two years ago, spoke about the challenges of marketing a sport with so many different entities (drivers, teams, tracks and events), how NASCAR refocused its branding and marketing efforts to reflect the changing sports landscape, and the impact of digital rights and social media have played on his sport. Nyquist was an international relations major at Carleton and played football and club lacrosse.