Elsewhere

  • Carleton was featured in a January 7 Chronicle of Higher Education article titled "Number of Doctorates Edges Up Slightly." The article reports that Carleton is the second-ranked liberal arts college in the nation for sending the most undergraduates on to complete doctoral programs between 1999 and 2003.

  • Jim McCorkell '90 was quoted in a January 6 Chronicle of Philanthropy article titled "Innovation -- and a Personal Touch -- Get Priority in New Charities." McCorkell is the founder of Admission Possible, a St. Paul nonprofit organization that helps high school students from low-income families get into college. "I saw how hard my parents' lives were. That was the inspiration," said McCorkell. He majored in political science while at Carleton.

  • Carleton's link to the inventor of basketball, James Naismith, was mentioned in a January 5 Star Tribune article titled "100 years of hoops." The article highlighted the 100th year of basketball in Northfield, Minn. Naismith's college roommate, Max Exner, was Carleton's first physical education professor and brought the game to town in 1893. Northfield High School's girl's basketball history began with a November 4, 1904 game against a team from St. James, Minn. St. James won 39-6.

  • Charles Hayden '78 was featured in a January 1 Philadelphia Inquirer article titled "A Better Chance supports high-achieving students." Hayden was a participant in the ABC program which has, since 1963, served as an educational matchmaker for middle and high school students. Hayden majored in political science at Carleton and is an attorney with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Jeremy Gantz '04 was featured in a December 30 Quincy (Mass.) Patriot Ledger article titled "Reaching out to help" about the victims of the Asian tsunami. Gantz is a Fulbright Scholar studying the educational system in Sri Lanka. Away on vacation during the tsunami, Gantz's mother reported that he would soon return to see the condition of his apartment and to lend assistance in recovery efforts. Gantz was a history major at Carleton.

  • The Carleton women's basketball team's service learning trip to Thailand this past summer was the focus of FOX Sports Net's "NCAA On Campus" show, which aired Wednesday, December 22. The feature was shot on campus in November and featured interviews with Tammy Metcalf-Filzen, associate professor of physical education, athletics and recreation and head women's basketball coach, and seniors Katie and Beth Freeman of Richfield, Minn., and Kristi Colbenson of Rushford, Minn. Katie Freeman is a chemistry major, Beth Freeman is a history major and Colbenson is a biology major.

  • The Denver Post and the Boston Globe both ran stories in December about college athletics that mentioned Carleton. The December 29 Globe article, titled" Pace setters for graduating college athletes," mentioned Carleton as one of few colleges that has a graduation rate of 80 percent or more for athletes. The December 31 commentary in the Post, titled "Let college sports go pro," assured readers that both students and sports thrive at schools without athletic scholarships, including Carleton.

  • Charlie Cogan, senior assistant dean of admissions and director of international recruitment, was featured in a story in the December 6 Star Tribune about his work in Togo, West Africa, as a member of Rotary International. Cogan and 16 Rotarians will go to Togo this week to give polio vaccinations to children. "When you're around these kids for a few hours, it makes you want to protect them just like you'd want to protect your own," Cogan said in the story.

  • The Carleton art exhibition, "Kettles: Japanses Artistr and American Artists," was featured in a December 3 Memphis Commercial Appeal article titled "A different kettle of design." The exhibition, organized by Laurel Bradley, Carleton's director of exhibition and curator of the college's art collection, is on loan at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. The exhibition features, among others, kettles by Timothy Lloyd, the Class of 1941 Professor of Art and Liberal Arts. The Commercial Appeal called the show "the most beautiful exhibition in town.

  • Dean Harris '72 featured in Response

    December 1, 2004 at 11:18 am

    Dean Harris '72 was featured in a December 1 Response article titled "Marketing the future of the telephone." Harris is the Chief Marketing Officer for Vonage which is the leading provider of broadband telephone service. "As CMO at Vonage, I am tasked with all branding messages and customer acquisition programs. The largest part of this, of course, has been customer acquisition --we've grown from 3,000 customers when I started to 300,000 today," said Harris. He majored in sociology and anthropology at Carleton

  • Carleton College's writing program was featured by the American Association of Colleges and Universities in their December 2004 issue of AAC&U News. The AAC&U Members Innovation feature was titled "Portfolios Transform Writing Assessment at Carleton College." Elizabeth Ciner, associate dean of the college, Clara Hardy, professor of classical languages, Jacqulyn (Jackie) Lauer-Glebov, assistant director of institutional research and Carol Rutz, director of the writing program were featured and quoted.

  • Erick jacobson-Dunlop '99 was featured in a November 28 Sunday Oregonian article titled "Medicine's Changing Face" as one of four Oregon residents who are non-traditional medical students. Jacobson-Dunlop was an economics major at Carleton who had pursued professional theater in Chicago before beginning medical school.