- 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.
- February 10, 2012 at 11:45 am
The Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT) performed at Carleton on Friday, Jan. 6, kicking off the winter term programming in the Weitz Center for Creativity. Dan McAlister '13 interviewed Stuart Pimsler, who also talked about the collaborative class he taught at Carleton during the winter term, which brought politics and dance together in a unique but interesting cross-disciplinary way, and showed footage of the company's performance in the Weitz Center Theater. The performance was supported by funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Legacy Amendment.
- February 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm
Dan McAlister '13 checks in with the Carleton Student Experimental Theater Board and their 24-Hour Show project. The team of students writes, casts, rehearses and performs a series of plays in a 24-hour time period, making for some interesting, creative work and a sleep-deprived group of Carls.
- February 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm
Student photographer Maria Kjellstrand '15 covered Ebony II, giving us an inside view of the ever-popular Carleton event. Ebony II is a student-run dance company open to beginners, experienced dancers, and everyone in between. All dance styles are welcome, and each term the company performs student choreography in a performance open to the entire campus (and attended by most of campus, too).
- January 31, 2012 at 2:10 pm
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is awarding $189,902 to Carleton College in support of the Summer Connections project, which will provide need-based scholarships for high-achieving, low-income high-school students to attend Carleton summer academic programs. The grant, renewable for up to three years, will increase Carleton’s ability to make summer programs available to students who otherwise would not be able to attend due to financial reasons. In summer 2012, the grant will provide scholarship funding for 41 eligible students. The grant will also provide support for national publicity about the program and staffing to help administer scholarship program expansion.
- January 20, 2012 at 3:14 pm
Laurel Bradley, director and curator in the Perlman Teaching Museum and senior lecturer in art and art History, gives us a tour of the Weitz Center for Creativity's museum space. She talks about exactly what it means for Carleton to have such a facility and gives us a sneak preview of the two winter term exhibits. “A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art” is on display in the museum’s Braucher Gallery through March 11, while the Kaemmer Family Gallery hosts “Running the Numbers: Portraits of Mass Consumption" at the same time.
- January 19, 2012 at 11:18 am
Carleton College has announced the formation of a new Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE), combining the efforts of the College’s Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) and Acting in the Community Together (ACT) offices, while adding a third area of public scholarship to bring increased visibility to collaborations between faculty and students, and to support the work of engaged scholarship by Carleton’s faculty. The new effort will be launched with an open house on Friday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m.-12 noon, at the Sayles-Hill Student Center, room 150. Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer and Dean of the College Beverly Nagel will offer remarks at 11:15 a.m.
- January 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm
This past Friday, Carleton presented the Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater performance as 2012's first event in the Weitz Center for Creativity. Student photographer Niko Duffy '13 was there to capture some images in the Weitz Center Theater of the contemporary performance.
- December 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm
The Sherman Fairchild Foundation has awarded a grant to Carleton College for the project Collaborative Directions in Art and Technology. The $300,000, three-year project will support Carleton arts and technology faculty in developing new class modules, courses, collaborative courses, and curricular models for multi-disciplinary student projects. The project will enable Carleton faculty members to make full use of the new Weitz Center for Creativity, which will be providing staff, technological resources, and facilities in support of project efforts.