- December 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm
A Carleton College professor’s project has been launched into an orbit that may last for billions of years. Joel Weisberg, the Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, created a time map that is attached to EchoStar XVI, which launched from a pad in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, Nov. 20 into outer space. The artifact will remain in the Earth’s geosynchronous orbit in virtual perpetuity.
- December 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm
The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most U.S. Fulbright Students for the current school year, and Carleton College was included on that list with six award-winners for 2012-13. Carleton’s Fulbright Fellowship winners for 2012-13 were: Kathryn Deeg ‘12, Elizabeth Durham ‘12, Zachary Hyman ‘08, Grace Ogilby ‘12, Jesse Pittman ‘12, and Jacob Reznick ‘12.
- November 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm
This winter Carleton College Cowling Arboretum staff will take the first steps in a new forest and grassland restoration project, funded through the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. A $64,593 grant, administered through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, will help restore 38 acres, about 4% of the Carleton Arboretum. “While 4% seems like a small portion, Arboretum users will notice some big changes, so we wanted to make sure our users were aware of what this project entails,” reports Nancy Braker, Arboretum Director.
- November 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm
Carleton's Semaphore Dance Company had a spectacular performance this term! See photos here by student photographer, Nina Shapiro.
- November 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm
On Friday, students, faculty, and Northfield residents celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, with dancing, skits, musical performance, and more! See photos by Maria Kjellstrand here.
- November 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm
Culminating a trimester’s worth of intensive study, eleven Carleton College philosophy students led a public presentation last Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Northfield’s Just Food Coop highlighting their findings on the humane treatment of farm animals. The students have been taking a course entitled “Animal Ethics: The Moral Status of Animals,” taught by visiting professor Sarah Jansen, which examines different ethical theories when pondering whether humans have a moral obligation toward non-human animals.
- November 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Convocation on the 19th featured Baoting Li and Miao Song and Dance Troupe. See photos of the performance by student photographer, Nina Shapiro here!
- October 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm
Carleton's student cooking club, Firebellies, partnered with Bon Appétit to teach Carleton students to make sushi over mid-term break. Student videographer Andy Rodgers '16 captured footage from the event--ever had peanut butter and jelly sushi?
- October 22, 2012 at 11:08 am
The popular Ebony II dance show was as flashy and exciting as ever this fall with sparkles and spandex galore! Most of all, it was filled with impressive moves choreographed and danced entirely by students. Student photographer, Maria Kjellstrand was on hand to capture the event.
- October 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm
The Carleton College community lost one of its most cherished members, former political science professor and U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, in a plane crash ten years ago. Carleton will host a series of events on Oct. 25, the tenth anniversary of Wellstone’s death, to commemorate his life, honor his tenure as a Carleton professor, and celebrate his legacy of civic engagement that continues with today’s Carleton students. The main event, “Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Wellstone” begins at 12 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel and will be streamed live via Carleton's website or available for on-demand viewing.
- October 11, 2012 at 5:06 pm
This year, homecoming weekend meant not only a plethora of athletic events, but also music, dancing, and great fun. Despite being under construction as a part of the Evans renovation, The Cave still provided great music, kicking off the weekend with a concert at the Grand in downtown Northfield. The concert featured the band, Javelin. Photographer, Nina Shapiro was on site to capture the event.
- September 27, 2012 at 11:49 am
Thanks to a generous gift of $1.5 million from Herb ’73 and Barbara Fritch, Carleton has announced the formation of the Fritch Endowed Scholars Program, aimed at middle class students from rural and non-metro areas of the country. Herb Fritch, president and founder of HealthSpring, which was purchased by Cigna earlier this year, is a part-owner of the NHL’s Nashville Predators. He was born and raised in Duluth, Minn. Barbara Fritch, a native of Yorkshire, England, is a retired financial planner. Married for 11 years, the establishment of the Fritch Scholars program at Carleton affirms the couple’s deep appreciation for the role education plays in individual lives.