- June 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm
Ian Barbour, the Carleton College Winifred & Atherton Bean Professor of Science, Technology & Society, Emeritus, was one of the former Templeton Prize winners honored by Prince Philip in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 1. Prince Philip has awarded the prize annually since 1972; he recently celebrated his 90th birthday and will be ending most of his official duties. He wished to honor some of the previous prize recipients in addition to this year’s recipient, Sir Martin Rees, a noted astrophysicist and former president of the Royal Society. Barbour received the prize in 1999 in a ceremony in the same room. From the balcony of this room Prince William and Princess Kate kissed each other after their wedding last month.
- May 30, 2011 at 9:31 pm
Carleton Ultimate (CUT) won its third national title by dominating the competition at this past weekend’s USA Ultimate Collegiate Championships. CUT went unbeaten throughout the national tournament, finishing 4-0 in pool play before breezing past Stanford, Iowa and Wisconsin to take home its third national title in club history and second in the last three years. CUT was backed by a large contingent of parents, alumni and fans during the national tourney in Boulder, Colo.
- May 27, 2011 at 5:30 pm
An annual Carleton tradition marks the end of the academic year with the celebration of Honors Convocation, where students and faculty are honored for their outstanding achievements. Stephen Kelly, the Dye Family Professor of Music, gave the keynote address, "My Carleton Education." Carleton student photographer Andrew Walters '11 was there to capture some images from the event.
- May 22, 2011 at 9:09 pm
One of Carleton's club ultimate teams, Eclipse, captured its first national title by taking the USA Ultimate Division 3 championship this weekend in Buffalo, N.Y. Eclipse staged a near-impossible rally in the title match, overcoming a 5-0 deficit to Williams College (Mass.) to win the championship, 8-6. Incredibly, all four of Carleton's club ultimate teams have now won national titles. We have a link to a great report from admissions blogger Marlena Hartman-Filson '13, along with some photos from the amazing weekend.
- May 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Carleton student photographer Niko Duffy '13 captured one of the students' most-loved events of the school year, as Spring Concert 2011 featured a top line-up of bands and some well-deserved great weather behind the Recreation Center.
- May 18, 2011 at 11:29 pm
Student photographer Khant Khant Kyaw '11 captured some amazing images of the Ragamala Dance performance of Sthree, a stunning convergence of dance, music and text that brings to the present the beauty of the Sangam Period of history. The performance, inspired by Silappatikaram (The Anklet), the national epic of the Tamil people of southeastern India, was sponsored by a Minnesota State Art Grant and various Carleton departments, including religion and Asian studies.
- May 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm
James Morrissey (New York) of Carleton College has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Chinese in China during the summer of 2011. Morrissey, who earlier this year was named as a Goldwater Scholarhip winner, is among the approximately 575 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s CLS Program to study Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu languages.
- April 19, 2011 at 11:18 am
This past March, Carleton students representing the College’s Jewish, Hindu, and Christian communities came together for what may be a first anywhere—a joint celebration of Jewish Purim, Hindu Holi, and Christian Mardi Gras—three holidays with diverse histories and meanings but that share a common joyous carnival spirit.
- April 18, 2011 at 2:47 pm
Robert Bonner, the Marjorie Crabb Garbisch Professor of History and the Liberal Arts, emeritus, at Carleton College, will be awarded an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, from his alma mater, the University of Wyoming, during that institution’s commencement on May 7.
- April 18, 2011 at 2:12 pm
Carleton College students Cody Finke ’12 (Seattle) and James Lu Morrissey '12 (New York) have been named Goldwater Scholarship winners. Finke, a chemistry major, is interested in HIV-related research and says a high-school volunteering experience sparked his science interest. Morrissey, a chemistry and Chinese double major, has pursued his interest in biomedical research since his sophomore year of high school, working in labs at several medical schools during summers and school breaks, with an emphasis on cancer research.
- April 11, 2011 at 11:38 am
Carleton students Sana Rafiq ‘13 (Lahore, Pakistan) and Yoni Blumberg ’13 (Yarmouth, Maine) have earned a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant to carry out their project, “Volunteer for Lahore,” which aims to connect Lahore university students with impoverished youth through active and direct volunteerism. The project is funded by noted philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis. This marks the fifth time a Carleton student or students have earned a Davis Projects for Peace grant.
- March 30, 2011 at 10:24 am
Carleton students Matthew Fink ’11 (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.), Adam Karas ’11 (Corpus Christi, Texas), and Kai Knutson ’11 (Bloomington, Minn.) have earned three of the 40 fellowships from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. Carleton was one of only three institutions to have three or more winners, as Hamilton College (N.Y.) and Grinnell College (Iowa) also had three students receive fellowships. The fellowships, awarded to college seniors to pursue their unique passion or dream for a year of independent exploration and travel outside the United States, are picked from select private liberal arts colleges and universities. 148 finalists were nominated this year to compete on the national level. Each fellow will receive $25,000 for twelve-months of travel and exploration.