- January 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm
In the 2009-2010 academic year, Carleton College faculty members received 29 grants which furnished a total of $585,582 in support for their scholarship and teaching. The grants went to 23 different faculty members who represented 15 different departments. Nearly $230,000 went to faculty in arts, literature, and humanities departments, while approximately $355,000 went to faculty in math, science, and social science departments. The 29 faculty grants were a historic high for the College, besting the old record of 22 grants received in 2003-2004. The full listing of all 29 grants is now available.
Beckwith Chairs First MLA Convention Collaborative Session for Hebrew Literature Group and Arabic Literature DivisionJanuary 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm
Stacy Beckwith, associate professor of Hebrew and chair of Middle Eastern Languages, recently chaired a panel discussion at the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention for the Hebrew Literature Discussion Group and the Arabic Literature Division. As a member of the executive committee, Beckwith chaired a panel titled, "Mediation and Mobility in the Western Mediterranean" at the MLA's annual convention in Los Angeles on January 6-9, 2011.
- January 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm
In what has become a Carleton tradition, the Gods of Plastic (GOP) Ultimate frisbee club team raffles off the chance to shave and cut the hair of team members. Selected team members don't shave in November and December, growing out their hair and facial hair for the two months before returning to campus. The fund-raising effort helps the club pay for their travels throughout the spring term. Satchel Kaplan-Allen '13 has the video feature on this unique and zany event held by the 2010 Division 3 Ultimate champions.
- January 12, 2011 at 8:15 pm
Carlos Gonzales '77, a former Carleton Board of Trustee member and currently an associate professor and medical director at the University of Arizona College of Medicine's Family and Community Medical department, delivered the blessing at the recent memorial in honor of the six victims in the Tucson, Ariz., shooting tragedy. We have the video of the blessing.
- January 7, 2011 at 10:03 pm
Carleton's convocation series kicked off 2011 with a talk from Roman Catholic nun Sister Helen Prejean, author of the book Dead Man Walking, which was made into the Academy-Award winning feature movie of the same name. Prejean counsels death-row inmates and their families around the country, and has written her second book The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. The title of her presentation was "Dead Man Walking – The Journey Continues," and student photographer Andrew Walters '11 was there to capture the images.
- January 4, 2011 at 4:57 pm
Carleton has announced that it is renaming its new Arts Union facility, scheduled to open September 2011, as the Weitz Center for Creativity. The renaming of the project, currently under way at the site of the former Northfield Middle School, reflects the contributions made by the family of Wally (’70) and Barbara (’70) Weitz, their children Katie (’96), Roger (’99), and Drew (’02), and their spouses Watie White (’93), Kate, and Meredith (’02) of $15 million towards the completion of the facility. The Weitz family is the largest single donor in College history at $25 million, as they also gave $10 million to launch Carleton’s Breaking Barriers, Creating Connections $300 million campaign, successfully completed this past June. Barbara and Wally served as the campaign’s co-chairs, and Wally has been a member of Carleton’s Board of Trustees since 2000.
- January 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm
Carleton, for the fourth consecutive year, has scored an A- on the College Sustainability Report Card 2011. Carleton is one of only 53 schools nationwide to earn a grade of A- or better. Three Minnesota institutions received at least an A- or better, led by the University of Minnesota’s grade of A, one of only eight awarded nationally. Macalester College also received a grade of A-. The College received an A rating in the categories of climate change and energy, food and recycling, student involvement, transportation, endowment transparency, investment priorities and shareholder engagement. Carleton graded a B in green building and administration. In the leadership categories, Carleton was an Overall College Sustainability Leader, Campus Sustainability Leader, and Endowment Sustainability Leader.
- December 1, 2010 at 3:11 pm
Josh Meltzer, Carleton Class of 1995 and currently a photojournalist-in-residence at Western Kentucky University’s School of Journalism and Broadcasting, recently won a PhotoPhilanthropy award for his project about the internal migration of indigenous people within Mexico. Meltzer was named the Professional Grand Prize Winner in PhotoPhilanthrophy’s 2010 Activist Awards. He received a $15,000 prize for the project about people who move from rural regions to large cities.
- November 18, 2010 at 4:30 pm
Update on Thurs., Nov. 18, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. CST
Carleton's administrative leadership team has issued an update to the flood recovery process. Allen and Prentice Houses are now available and will be occupied by students during winter term. West Gym is also now available, with the basketball and swimming teams resuming practices in those spaces. College officials have met with federal officials as well in regards to possible governmental funds for flood recovery, and bids are out for restorative work to Laird Stadium.
- September 15, 2010 at 3:25 pm
What started as a typical day for Carleton College Cowling Arboretum director Nancy Braker turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when she received a phone call from a neighbor, alerting her to the presence of Whooping Cranes in the College-owned McKnight Prairie area this past Monday.
- September 13, 2010 at 5:00 pm
The start of the 2010-11 academic year began with the traditional opening convocation in Skinner Memorial Chapel on Monday, Sept. 13. Carleton media relations photographer Andrew Walters '11 was on hand to capture the pomp and circumstance of the event that begins with the faculty, in full academic regalia, marching from Laird Hall and across campus to the chapel. Jimmy Kolker '70 was the headline speaker and also marked new Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer's first full-campus event.
- September 10, 2010 at 2:44 pm
Last week, the Carleton College campus welcomed its newest members, the class of 2014. These newest Carls participated in New Student Week, capped by the traditional opening frisbee toss by the Carleton President, Steven G. Poskanzer. Niko Duffy '13 recorded the action throughout the orientation activities and posted a photo gallery of all the happenings.