- May 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm
The American Composers Forum has announced the recipients of this year’s McKnight Composition Fellowship, funded by the McKnight Foundation. Among the four fellows named, chosen from a pool of 63 applicants, is Alex Freeman, Carleton College assistant professor of music. The award, which includes $25,000 in unrestricted funds, is meant to acknowledge excellence in the field of music composition.
- April 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm
Carleton students Carolyn Raithel ’15 (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Vayu Rekdal ‘15 (Los Angeles) have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. Raithel, a physics major, hopes to earn a PhD in astrophysics and one day conduct research at a national observatory. Rekdal, a biology major originally from Sweden, plans to pursue a PhD in nutritional biochemistry, and then focus his research in biochemistry with an eye towards problems in public health and nutrition.The two Carleton Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. The one- and two-year scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
- April 13, 2014 at 9:42 pm
V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues. Carleton presented its annual performance of The Vagina Monologues on Saturday to a full audience. It contained many powerful narratives--some funny, some heartbreaking. Student photographer, Maria Kjellstrand '15, was on hand to capture the event.
- March 12, 2014 at 2:47 pm
Seven members of the Carleton College faculty have been awarded tenure by the Board of Trustees, effective September 1, 2014.
- March 12, 2014 at 12:45 pm
Carleton College announces a Community Open House on Wednesday, March 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Weitz Center for Creativity, Larson Meeting Room 236, to share emerging plans for the long-term layout of the campus, including desired locations for future academic, administrative, and residential functions. The public is invited to attend; light refreshments will be served.
- February 28, 2014 at 9:50 pm
This afternoon, the Minnesota State Patrol and Dakota County Sheriff’s office notified Carleton College officials that three of its students had been fatally injured in an automobile accident in Dakota County, less than three miles from the Carleton campus. The three students who died as a result of their injuries sustained in the accident: James Adams ’15, Michael Goodgame ’15, Paxton Harvieux ’15. Two other students were injured and transported from the scene. They are both hospitalized but are in stable condition: Conor Eckert ’17, William Sparks ’15.
- February 27, 2014 at 2:20 pm
With the 86th Academy Awards just around the corner (Sunday, March 2), Musicology Now recently published an essay by associate professor of music Andrew Flory about Best Documentary nominee, "20 Feet From Stardom." An audience favorite around the globe, the film, directed by veteran filmmaker Morgan Neville, tells the "untold story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century." Flory's essay, "20 Feet From Stardom: Entertainment or History?," offers an insightful and balanced view of the film, questioning the fine line between history and entertainment in modern day depictions of popular music history.
- February 25, 2014 at 1:49 pm
This weekend marked the beginning of a series of end-of-term theater events. The Carleton Players presented their winter production, "Machinal," a play written by American playwright and journalist Sophie Treadwell, inspired by a real life case. Stay tuned for more upcoming showings this week (tickets can be reserved at https://carleton.tixato.com/buy). Photos by Nina Shapiro '14.
On Saturday, The Carleton Director of the Arts and the Humanities Center in collaboration with the MINNESOTA HUMANITIES CENTER presented The Telling Project, a powerful performance about veterans' experiences. Photos by Maria Kjellstrand '15.
- February 20, 2014 at 3:13 pm
Thomas Bonner, current vice president for advancement at Macalester College, has accepted the position as Carleton College’s vice president for external relations. He will begin his position at Carleton in early April.
“I’m delighted that Thomas has agreed to bring his remarkable set of professional skills and personal qualities to Carleton,” Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer said. “I know he will forge powerful connections with alumni and friends of the College and—as he has done at every institution where he has worked—bring our fundraising and outreach efforts to new levels of success.”
- February 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm
For the third year in a row, Carleton College has earned a spot on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing small colleges and universities across the country. With 16 alumni currently serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers, the school ranks No. 3, up five spots from last year. Since the agency was created in 1961, 489 Carleton graduates have made a difference as Peace Corps volunteers. This marks the third time since 2003 Carleton has ranked in the top five for number of volunteers among small colleges, and the seventh time it has placed in the top 10.
- February 11, 2014 at 5:24 pm
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carleton College a grant of $420,000 to continue the College's Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program. The Foundation created the Mellon Mays program to foster the undergraduate and graduate educations of talented students belonging to populations that have historically been underrepresented in the American humanities professoriate. Carleton's grant will provide academic-year and summer stipends to up to 20 undergraduate Fellows who will work on humanities education, research, and training. The grant runs through October 2017.
- February 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm
Four members of Carleton's esteemed Chinese Music Ensemble were recently honored at the 2014 Huain Cup International Chinese Instrument Competition at the Le Petit Trianon Theatre in San Jose, Calif. A panel comprised of elite musicians and music scholars from the People's Republic of China awarded a Gold Medal to Yawen Chen '15 (China) on the Dizi (Chinese bamboo flute); a Silver Medal to Vicky Wu '17 (China) on the Guzheng (Chinese zither); and Bronze Medals to Xiaodi Wang '16 (China) on the Erhu (Chinese fiddle) and Ken Wang '15 (Canada) on the Sanxian (Chinese banjo).