- August 17, 2006 at 10:27 am
The legacy of George W. Bush's presidency isn't looking terribly bright these days. But Carleton senior Adam Smith ’07 is counting Bush's successes as well as his failures.
- August 3, 2006 at 12:39 pm
The Northfield News recently honored three members of the Carleton College community as part of “25 on the Rise.” (July 26, 2006). The special supplement to the paper profiled 25 Northfield citizens under the age of 40 committed to making a difference in the community. The select group of honorees includes Brendon Etter ’92, Todd Olson ’97, and Zach Pruitt ’00. In addition to being alumni, the three are also employed by the college.
- July 17, 2006 at 5:00 pm
Twigonometry, the fascinating twig sculpture on the Bald Spot, is coming down this summer almost four years after it was erected by Carleton staff and volunteers. But it won't go away without a proper goodbye.
- June 28, 2006 at 3:36 pm
Searching for bluebird eggs, dissecting owl pellets, going on nature hikes—all these activities and more are part of Prairie and Wood Nature Day Camp at Carleton College.
- June 28, 2006 at 11:24 am
Those wide-eyed youngsters you're seeing all over the Bald Spot this week are part of a successful annual initiative. The Minnesota Private College Week will bring hundreds of prospective students and their parents to the Carleton campus between June 26 and June 30.
- June 5, 2006 at 1:40 pm
Senior physics major Adam Witt (Champlin, Minn.) found an interesting way to use his interrogative exercise, otherwise known as “comps,” to combine his academic interest with a more personal one. Witt has played the piano since the second grade, and thus the idea of studying the physics of the piano intrigued him. His piano teacher at Carleton came up with the idea, which Witt liked because, as he says, “it connects physics with the real world.”
- May 30, 2006 at 4:01 pm
Most students go through four years without ever exploring the quiet first floor of Carleton’s Gould Library. This spring, however, English professor Susan Jaret McKinstry led her advanced seminar class to the special collections books on that very floor, where they chose certain volumes for an exhibit on the 19th century British Pre-Raphaelites.
- May 30, 2006 at 3:04 pm
“Carleton students learn to be active in the community,” says Charlie Cogan, senior assistant dean of admissions and director of international recruitment for the College. “I guess that’s how I got started in volunteering.”
- May 23, 2006 at 9:38 am
Imagine spending your summer break in a foreign country, not just as a tourist but as a genuine member of the community. That’s the goal of the Newman Language Scholarship awards, which allow students to live and work in foreign countries, immersing themselves in the language and culture.
- May 23, 2006 at 9:26 am
For most students, the summer months are time to kick back and relax with family and friends. But for the ten recipients of Carleton’s 2006 Initiative for Service Internships in International Development award, summer break will also bring the opportunity to immerse themselves in another culture and lend a much-needed hand to other communities.
- May 17, 2006 at 4:58 pm
One might say they go to look at rocks. But for geology students at Carleton, these semi-annual trips are much more than that. They’re about seeing firsthand what goes on beneath our feet.
- May 16, 2006 at 2:32 pm
Carleton recently hosted a conference organized by the Minnesota Green Roof Council. The many visitors, including architects, community organizers and local businesses, came to hear about Carleton students’ experience with the green roof they built on campus, the first in Minnesota designed and built by students.