Carleton Art Professors’ Work Featured in 25th Anniversary Celebration of Minneapolis Sculpture GardenMay 17, 2013 at 3:16 pm
In a new installation celebrating 25 years of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the work of Carleton College art professors David Lefkowitz and Stephen Mohring is featured in “Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf.” The Walker Art Center invites the public to play two eight-hole courses, featuring individual holes created by various architects, artists, engineers, machinists, and mini-golf aficionados. The new interactive installation features everything from garden gnomes masquerading as foosball players to a scale model of a French chateau, along with mazes, gopher holes, and contours mapped from the course of the legendary Augusta National Golf Club. The result is a delight for both serious golf purists and lovers of outdoor kitsch.
- May 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm
Carleton College student Sara Hooker '13 (Belfast, Ireland) has earned a Davis Projects for Peace grant worth $10,000. Hooker, a double major in economics and international relations, along with a concentration in political economy, will utilize the grant to work with a group of low-income urban farmers in São Paulo, Brazil. The project goal is to raise the income of the farmers and their families, as well as strengthening ties in the community itself.
- May 9, 2013 at 1:48 pm
Former Carleton College cinema & media studies (CAMS) instructor Eric Tretbar, Class of 1986, returns to campus this Saturday, May 11, for the Northfield premiere of his latest feature film, "Girl Meets Bike." This local screening will take place at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. The 105-minute film will be followed by a Q & A session with Tretbar, along with members of the cast and crew. The screening is free and opening to the public. Please note that the film is unrated but includes adult content.
- May 3, 2013 at 3:45 pm
Carleton College juniors Zach Wood-Doughty ‘14 (Madison, Wisc.) and Nick Jones ’14 (Evanston, Ill.) have earned the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. John Cho ’14 (Los Angeles) earned an honorable mention. Both of Carleton’s winners are computer science and math double majors. Only 14 of the 271 students who were awarded Goldwater Scholarships were computer science majors, marking a major accomplishment for those Carleton departments and the two students. The Goldwater Scholarship tries to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.
- May 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm
Four Carleton College seniors have been awarded the highly competitive Fulbright Fellowship to pursue graduate work abroad. The recipients include: Milan Cvitkovic ’13 (Seattle), Shantrice King ’13 (Bronx, NY), Molly Rapaport ‘13 (Ridgewood, NJ) and Sophia Daudon ’13 (Seattle). The Fulbright United States Student Program is the largest United States exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,800 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.
- May 3, 2013 at 3:24 pm
David Williams ’14 (Chicago), a philosophy major, has won the esteemed Beinecke Scholarship. Each Beinecke scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants.
- April 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm
This weekend Carleton’s cooking club, FireBellies, hosted a “foodgressive,” teaming up with a range of clubs on campus to showcase cuisines from around the world. Scandinavian Club, Chinese Club, Multicultural Cooking Club, Food Truth, and MOSAIC each hosted stops around campus featuring everything from Scandinavian Chocolate Balls to Indian Cabbage Bajjis. Attendees munched, mingled, and enjoyed a bona fide culinary adventure. Stay tuned for more FireBellies events this term!
- April 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm
Carleton student Courtney Dufford ‘14 (Stockton, Ill.) has been selected as one of 50 Udall Scholarship winners. Dufford, a political science and environmental studies major, was selected by a 14-member independent review committee who picked this year's group of Udall Scholars on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Native American health care, or tribal public policy; leadership potential; academic achievement; and record of public service.
- April 16, 2013 at 3:48 pm
Danielle Smogard '13 (Southlake, Texas) has earned a prestigious Carnegie Endowment junior fellowship, and will be working next year on peace issues related to South Asia with a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Smogard, a political science and international relations double major, is one of approximately ten seniors chosen nationwide from applicants from over 400 institutions.
- April 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm
Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity has earned LEED® Gold certification, as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Opened in September 2011, is Carleton’s third building to earn LEED certification. Cassat Hall and James Hall (formerly Memorial Hall), residence halls completed in August 2009, also received LEED® Gold certification.
- April 2, 2013 at 10:57 am
Carleton College will be recognized twice this month as one of 20 colleges and universities nationwide that exemplify the mission of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) to re-stabilize the earth’s climate through education, research, and community engagement. The “Celebrating Sustainability” series highlights the sustainability initiatives of finalists for the 2013 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards. In tandem with the series, Carleton is vying for the top spot in a public video voting competition.
- March 17, 2013 at 2:05 pm
The end of winter term brought a plethora of musical performances by several different student ensembles including the Carleton Orchestra, the Jazz Ensemble, the Chinese Music Ensemble, and more! Here are a few images by student photographers Nina Shapiro and Maria Kjellstrand from the end of term concerts.