- February 1, 2007 at 2:42 pm
In 2005, junior English and American studies major Elizabeth Gray (Atlanta) decided to stay in Northfield for the summer. “I had free time and I thought to myself, ‘I should really volunteer,’” she says. That impulse ultimately led to her recently receiving a Minnesota disability organization award for her volunteer work with the Laura Baker Services Association.
- January 8, 2007 at 11:24 am
Three Minnesota photographers will attempt to capture the essence of Carleton students and student life in a project taking place over the next four months. Angela Strassheim, Wing Young Huie, and a third photographer will immerse themselves in campus life from January to mid-April for the Vantage Points II project.
- December 29, 2006 at 12:19 pm
Maija Sipola, a sophomore from Embarrass, Minnesota, wants to major in geology, but wasn’t sure her small-town high school had prepared her for Carleton’s intense science curriculum.
- December 7, 2006 at 11:03 am
More than half of Carleton’s junior class studied abroad over the fall term, engaging in education experiences ranging from studying Spanish in Madrid to exploring mountaintops in Patagonia. Ali Reingold, a junior from Huntingdon, Penn., spent her fall term in Peru. Based in the School for International Training, Reingold’s program focused on Peru’s rich literature, arts, and cultural traditions.
- December 4, 2006 at 4:02 pm
Many Carleton students study abroad, but not many make an emotional return to a parent’s homeland. Sophomore Stephanie Mayer (Chicago), who spent more than two months in Cambodia last summer volunteering, definitely found an alternative kind of learning experience.
- December 4, 2006 at 2:32 pm
Over winter break eight students will travel to the hub of the jazz world with Professor Stephen Kelly, Carleton’s Dye Family Professor of Music. Those lucky eight will immerse themselves in New York City’s jazz culture by taking in as much music as their 11-day trip will allow.
- December 4, 2006 at 11:07 am
Fall term has ended at Carleton College, and students have gone home, leaving their professors to grade those final exams. What kinds of scores can they expect? According to Carleton professor Mija Van Der Wege and Leslie Barry ’05, the results will depend in part on where the tests were taken.
- November 21, 2006 at 1:58 pm
Carleton writing students were challenged this fall by two visiting teachers—Dennis Cass ’90 and Willy Stern. Both instructors brought their dynamic style and professional writing experience to the classroom, Stern as Anderson Visiting Scholar in American studies and Cass as a visiting instructor in English.
- November 14, 2006 at 10:56 am
When classes ended last June, most college students closed their books and looked forward to some good old-fashioned R&R. Not so Carleton economics major Eric Udelhofen ’07 (Denver, Colo.). For him, it was off to the mountains and time to implement a project he had been working on all term.
- November 9, 2006 at 10:53 am
Carleton graduates are known to attend graduate and professional schools at high rates, but what about snagging those entry-level business jobs? In an effort to increase students’ knowledge of these careers, Carleton is launching the Carleton Business Scholars Program this winter.
- November 2, 2006 at 2:36 pm
With Election Day less than a week away, the campus is humming with activity. Many Carleton students are making phone calls, talking to classmates, and attending political debates and rallies. Others are registering voters and working with the DFL Party’s Youth Coordinated Campaign (YCC) as dorm and floor captains. But a special few are so passionate about politics they have thrown themselves into working directly for campaigns.
- October 23, 2006 at 3:18 pm
“I’ve got the 21st century breathing down my neck.” That's the title of just one section of the blog documenting Carleton’s newest study abroad program, the Cinema and Media Studies department’s New Media Studies in New York, London, Amsterdam, and Berlin. The blog illustrates that this sentiment certainly rings true for the 22 students taking part in this ground-breaking trip.