• Jonathan Rodkin '07 was quoted in an August 26 Star Tribune article titled "Minnesotans head to NYC for GOP convention." Rodkin, who is flying to New York on his own, plans to join "March for Women's Lives" sponsored by Planned Parenthood of New York City and several other organizations. "Peaceful and forceful protest is something that's enshrined in the constitution," said Rodkin.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an August 25 USA TODAY article titled " 'Daily Show' puts Kerry 'out there,' " about Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's appearance on the Comedy Central television network's The Daily Show. "There's a very careful strategy here," said Schier, "He's 'out there' but also avoids serious questions."

  • Carleton's off-campus study program in California was featured in an August 10 Los Angeles Times story titled "Golden Rush: Minnesota college students zip through California for a 'study abroad' course." Fourteen students have spent two months this summer on a 6,000 mile odyssey that takes them around the state. The goal is to understand what makes California tick and how it influences the rest of the nation. The course is led by Michael Kowalewski, professor of English. The story was reprinted on August 24 in the Star Tribune.

  • Vangyee Yang '01 was featured an August 22 Star Tribune article titled "Bridging The Hmong Gap: Of time, talk and the river" about a camping trip that serves to build connections between the younger and older generations of the local Hmong community. Yang is the director of refugee settlement at Neighborhood House, a social service agency that has been helping newly arriving immigrants— Russian, Irish, Mexican, Ethiopian, Hmong—for 107 years on St. Paul's west side. "The idea," Yang said, "was to bring the two generations together as one and talk and communicate. The goal is to have improved communication once we return to civilization." Yang was an Asian studies major at Carleton.

  • Bill Hillsman '75 was mentioned in an August 21 Finance & Commerce article titled "Northwoods Advertising teams with Jesse Ventura again in Operation Truth." Hillsman, the founder of Northwoods, created Paul Wellstone's ad campaign in 1990 as well as advertisements for Ralph Nader and Jesse Ventura. Operation Truth is a project that will invite U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to speak out and get involved in public debate. Hillsman majored in English at Carleton.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an August 21 article in Le Monde titled "La campagne présidentielle se concentre sur l'Amérique indécise (The presidential campaign focuses on an undecided America)." "I don't remember a campaign so intense in Minnesota," Schier said (in translation), "and above all so negative because of the arguments advanced and the personal attacks proffered against each candidate. The divisions are pronounced. Also, it's been a long time since foreign affairs have had such an important place in the political discourse."

  • Toby Susse '98 and his partner, Mickey Bolek, were featured in a Washington Blade article titled "From Dupont Circle to Brookland: Relatively low housing costs helps create a gay enclave in Northeast D.C." Susse majored in political science at Carleton.

  • Abby Kalland '04 featured in Star Tribune.

    August 18, 2004 at 11:16 am

    Abby Kalland '04 was featured in an August 18 Star Tribune article titled "Basketball player feels drawn back to Thailand," about Kalland's recent trip to Thailand with the Carleton women's basketball team. Kalland will return to that country in the fall to spend eight months teaching English. "It's time to try something new," she said. Kalland was a biology major at Carleton.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an August 18 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "It's Dems' turn in media joust," about the Democratic party's approach to the press for a recent visit to the Minnesota by President Bush. Schier commented about the tactics of the two major parties, "I don't remember it being at this level of intensity before. There's an amazingly negative and bitter tone to it all."

  • Stephanie Sersich '99, Studio Art major

    Stephanie Sersich '99 was featured in the fall 2004 issue of Ornament magazine in an article titled "Stephanie Sersich: Glass Bead Creator." Nationally known for her bead designs, she says, "It's neat to see how these beads have inspired someone else's work." Her Web site is http://www.sssbeads.com. Sersich was a studio art major at Carleton.

  • Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in an August 16 Star Tribune article titled "Kids and the candidates," about how parents can talk about politics with their children. The story was picked up by the Scripps Howard News Service and appeared in papers around the country.

  • Beth Lavin Macias '98, romance novelist as Beth Kendrick

    Beth Lavin Macias '98 was featured for her work as romance novelist Beth Kendrick in an August 15 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled "A fine romance." Lavin's latest book, titled "My Favorite Mistake," won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award for best unpublished manuscript before it was purchased by Pocket Books. The novel is being sold and reviewed in the popular chick-lit category. "Carleton was wonderful getting me to write," she recalls, and admits that Northfield inspired the town of Lindbrook in the novel. "...I captured the spirit that I I felt in Northfield, a very nice, welcoming kind of town." Lavin Macias was an English and psychology major at Carleton. Her web site is at http://www.BethKendrick.com.