- 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).
- February 5, 2014 at 2:57 pm
This weekend, The Cave featured performances by a number of student bands. Carls came out to dance and cheer on their peers as they jammed onstage. Student photographer, Shamir Kansakar '14 was on hand to capture the event.
- February 4, 2014 at 2:03 pm
When he's not assisting faculty members to secure funding for their academic research activities, associate director of corporate and foundation relations Christopher Tassava pursues his passion for bicycling all year long. It's his almost-obsessive dedication to the sport that inspired Tassava to recently attempt the infamous Arrowhead 135, a grueling 135-mile race from International Falls, Minn. (one of the coldest spots in the United States) to Tower, Minn.
- February 3, 2014 at 2:59 pm
This weekend, student dancers leaped, twirled, and grooved to student-choreographed pieces in the Ebony II performance that happens each term. Check out photos by student photographer, Maria Kjellstrand here.
- February 2, 2014 at 9:55 am
This term, the Perlman Teaching Museum in the Weitz Center for Creativity presents "Lifeloggers: Chronicling the Everyday." The exhibit features the works of twelve artists: Stephen Cartwright, Leona Christie, Jennifer Dalton, Elise Engler, Richard Garrison, Katie Lewis, Nathalie Miebach, Madelyn Roehrig, Clive Smith, Suzanne Szucs, Renato Umali, and Jorinde Voigt. Student photographer, Shamir Kansakar gives a sneak preview of the exhibit. Stop by the Perlman Teaching Museum and check it out! Exhibit runs January 17-March 12, 2014.
- January 4, 2014 at 7:45 pm
Carleton, St. Olaf and the Northfield Community will come together on Saturday, Jan. 18 to present the Northfield Area Climate Summit, a free community-led information and discussion forum for area residents, businesses and institutions. Featuring keynote speaker meteorologist Paul Douglas, the Summit will be held at St. Olaf College in the Buntrock Commons and is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested and can be made here.
- January 4, 2014 at 7:10 pm
Carleton College will open as scheduled for the start of Winter Term on Monday, January 6. College officials will continue to monitor the weather situation closely and communicate any changes to students via email and the CarlAlert emergency notification system. We will also post updates via our social media feeds (Twitter and Facebook).
- December 31, 2013 at 10:50 am
With 2013 coming to close, we recap the top stories, chosen by your visits to our website, of the past 12 months. From renowned professors' passing away to a new collaboration with St. Olaf to a high-profile author giving a lecture on censorship, we take a look at what you viewed over the past year.
- December 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm
Only two days after the digital release of their debut album, “Minimally Decent People,” Carleton and St. Olaf College “prof rockers” The Counterfactuals are pleased to announce that the first single from the album has been selected as the “Song of the Day” by national music tastemakers Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current.
- December 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carleton College and St. Olaf College a $1.4 million grant to support increased institutional collaboration. The award funds a four-year project to advance collaboration in library services, information technology, management operations, and academic programs. The project—Broadening the Bridge: Leading Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges into a More Collaborative Future—builds on efforts that began in 2012 with a planning grant from the Foundation. A joint planning team identified the most promising opportunities for collaboration between the two institutions.