• Abigail Baum '08 was featured in a November 2 Marin (Ca.) Independent Journal article titled "Dyslexic Mil Valley teenager awrded scholarship." Baum received the Marion Huber Learning Through Listening award and a $6,000 scholarship. She was one of six people nationwide recognized by the nonprofit organization, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) at a ceremony in Princeton, N.J. Baum was diagnosed with dyslexia in second grade and has been using the RFB&D librar for nine years. She credits the library materials for helping her excel in academics.

  • David Lefkowitz, assistant professor of art and associate professor of painting, was featured in a November 2004 Rake Magazine article about his current projects using Styrofoam packaging as a medium. "The only reason [styrofoam packaging remnants] exist is to protect something else, so they take the form of negative space," Lefkowitz explained in the story. Lefkowitz has participated in a number of exhibitions this fall, including a show of his oil paintings at Thomas Barry Fine Arts in Minneapolis. That show was featured in a September 24 Star Tribune article titled "A power-packed kickoff ot the fall art season," and one of his drawings also was shown at a gallery in New York, DCKT Contemporary.

  • Laird Schaub '71 was featured in an October 31 article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch titled "Sandhill farm's lifestyle is as organic as possible" about the intentional community and farm that Schaub and three friends founded in 1974. Today, Schaub also consults on organic farming. "My special skill is working in the chaotic moment," he said. Schaub majored in mathematics at Carleton.

  • Richard Christiansen ' 53 was featured in an October 31 Chicago Sun-Times article titled "The critic whose star rose with the theater he loves " about Christiansen's devotion to local theater and his life before and during his career as a theater critic in Chicago. Christiansen talked about the foundation of his career in theater, which took place in Chicago: "I can't think of anything that I would have rather done in the world than to be present when theater began to bloom in Chicago." Christiansen was an English major at Carleton.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an October 29 Minnesota Public Radio broadcast story titled "Weighing the value of candidate visits." Both Kerry and Bush have visited Minnesota eight times during this campaign in an attempt to increase their support in this swing state. "Polls are usually only affected for a day or two and then the effect tends to disappear so you can see that candidates are attempting to sort of pump up that support," said Schier.

  • Students quoted in Star Tribune.

    October 29, 2004 at 8:15 am

    Laura Ambuel '07, Helen Behr '07 and Maggie English '07 were featured in an October 29 Star Tribune article titled "Kerry backers scrambling to nullify Nader effect." In an attempt to garner support for democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, the students protested Nader when he came to speak at neighboring St. Olaf College. "I agree with a lot of Nader's ideas but it's just that it's such a close race. Any vote for Nader this time could help Bush," said Behr.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an October 28 Christian Science Monitor article titled "In many states, control of legislatures at stake," about close political races at the state level. "Republicans have made significant gains. That is a trend the Democrats view with real concern," said Schier.

  • Lauren Ebe '05 was mentioned in an October 26 San Francisco Chronicle article about the use of college entrance essays as a way to judge an applicant's writing ability. The article addressed the difficulty of writing an original, genuine essay about a personal experience, which is what many colleges and universities ask for as a part of their undergraduate applications. In the story, Ebe says she wrote her personal statement about the experience she had in Thailand when she contracted dengue fever. Ebe is a biology major at Carleton.

  • Carleton's special interest Wellstone House of Organization and Activism (WHOA) was featured in a September 25 Star Tribune article titled "Is there an activist in the house? You bet." The house is a living memorial to the late Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone, a professor of political science at Carleton from 1969-1990. The house residents are committed to working for change in their community and world, not by following Wellstone's political agenda, but by trying to address issues that they feel are important. Carleton students and WHOA residents mentioned in the article included religion major Sarah Burks '06, Latin American studies major David Holman '06, political science/international relations major Muna Noor '06 and studio art major Dustin Yager '06. "A lot of freshmen don't think they can change things, but this gives them a place to show that activism can start right here at home, often in little communities," said Holman. Wellstone House also was featured in the October 22 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

  • Steven Schier

    Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was a guest on the FOXNews program "The O'Reilly Factor" on Monday, October 25. Schier also was a guest on the program on Monday, October 18. Schier discussed the current Presidential election polls and what they reveal about the state of the race.

  • Carleton's new wind turbine was featured in the October 22 issue of Science magazine. The story outlines Carleton's decision to produce wind energy, which came from a student initiative. Carleton's wind turbine started producing green energy this September. Richard Strong, director of facilities management and planning, was quoted in the story.

  • Norman Vig, professor emeritus of political science, was quoted in an October 19 Star Tribune article titled "The future of the planet: Which first - improvements or growth?" Vig said it's not unusual for presidents to take administrative action on environmental policies when they cannot convince Congress to pass legislation. "Bush has done a masterful job of keeping relatively quiet a lot of what he's doing and people don't have any idea what is actually going on," said Vig.