- April 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm
The Jewish holiday, Purim, and the Hindu festival of colors, Holi, were celebrated in the Great Hall in a joint event filled with music, skits, dancing, and good food.
- April 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm
Carleton juniors Milan Cvitkovic ’13 (Seattle) and Thomas Callister (Walla Walla, Wash.) have each earned a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. A chemistry major with a concentration in biochemistry, Cvitkovic has researched Organocatalysis with professor of chemistry David Alberg and associate professor of chemistry Gretchen Hofmeister. Callister, a physics major, has conducted research in astrophysics, specifically in pulsar astronomy, with professor of physics Joel Weisberg. This past summer he accompanied Weisberg to Australia, where they worked at the Parkes Radio Telescope and collaborated with researchers at the Australia Telescope National Facility in Sydney. Each student earns a scholarship that will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year for 2012-13.
- April 10, 2012 at 10:29 am
Michael Hemesath, professor of economics and current president of the faculty at Carleton College, has been appointed the 13th president of Saint John’s University (SJU) by the University’s Board of Regents. He will begin his official duties on July 1, 2012. A 1981 SJU graduate, Hemesath is the first lay president in the 155-year history of the private, liberal arts university. “This is incredibly exciting and good news for Saint John’s University and for Mike. And although we will miss our treasured colleague and friend very much, we know this is an exceptional opportunity for him,” Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer said.
- April 7, 2012 at 1:56 pm
The male dance troupe Halau Kiawekupono O Ka Ua presented an evening of authentic traditional Hula dance and music in the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity Auditorium on Saturday, April 7. Our student photographers were on hand to capture this unique and exciting event.
- March 31, 2012 at 2:04 pm
As part of Carleton's spring term exhibit, “Our Treasures: Highlights from the Minnesota Museum of American Art,” the College sponsored a reception and community open house that includes a presentation by the exhibit curator along with a special “Family Day at the Weitz Center,” featuring hands-on art projects, including a museum treasure hunt, and tours specifically designed for elementary age children. “Our Treasures,” is on display in the Braucher Gallery of the Perlman Teaching Museum until May 8, 2012.
- March 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm
Second Nature, a Boston-based national nonprofit that works to create a healthy, just, and sustainable society by transforming higher education, has announced that Carleton College is a finalist for its 2012 Climate Leadership Awards, a national competition among colleges and universities to earn the title of “Most Innovative Climate Leader.”
- March 19, 2012 at 12:48 pm
Carleton College students Gracie Ogilby ’12 (Belmont, Mass.) and Niki Tomita ’12 (Redwood City, Calif.) earned two of the 40 fellowships from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. 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. This year, from over 700 candidates, 147 finalists were nominated to compete on the national level from which the 40 fellows were selected. Each fellow will receive $25,000 for twelve-months of travel and exploration.
- March 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm
A collection of student acts called “We Speak,” celebrates Black History Month and is sponsored by the Black Students Alliance (BSA). Carleton media relations videographer Dan McAlister '13 interviews Beserat Kelati '12 (Houston, Texas) and Robert Mills '12 (Chicago), BSA board members, about the student organization and the purpose of "We Speak" as an event.
- March 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm
For the seventh time in the last ten years, Carleton College has placed in the top 20 in number of Peace Corps volunteers. The College produced 21 alumni volunteers in 2011, ranking it eighth among small colleges and universities nationwide. Carleton ranked third among small colleges in producing volunteers in the period 1961-2005, with 426 volunteers, according to the last cumulative report available. Incorporating recent numbers, Carleton has produced an estimated 539 Peace Corps volunteers since 1961.
- February 27, 2012 at 9:20 am
George Vrtis, assistant professor of environmental studies and history at Carleton College, along with professor Chris Wells of Macalester College, have received a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) for $102,522. The partnership grant, one of the two largest awarded by the MHS in this grant round, will substantially advance the state of scholarship on Minnesota’s under-studied environmental history.
- February 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm
While it's been a mild winter in Minnesota during Winter Term 2012, these past few weeks of the term have been bustling with a wide variety of student activities, ranging from the play "Farragut North" to an indoor carnival to the traditional Midwinter Ball. Our media relations student photographers have captured many of these events, and we share those images here.
- February 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm
“Farragut North,” loosely based on Howard Dean’s 2004 Democratic primary campaign, opened this past weekend at the Weitz Center for Creativity. Directed by associate professor of theater David Wiles, the play is billed as “a classic tale of hubris set against a contemporary landscape—about the lust for power and the costs one will endure to achieve it.” Presented by the Carleton Players, a video trailer of the production is available. Tickets for the performance, which continues February 24-25, are available online.