- July 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm
R. Kayeen Thomas, Carleton Class of 2006, was awarded the Phillis Wheatley Book Award for First Fiction at the 15th annual Harlem Book Fair on July 19 at the Langston Hughes Auditorium of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. Thomas was honored for his critically-acclaimed novel "Antebellum" (Simon & Schuster/Strebor Books 2012), for which Thomas also received a nomination for a 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Debut Author. Past recipients of the Phillis Wheatley Award include Maya Angelou, Gordon Parks, and Terry McMillan.
- July 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm
Rosalie Wahl, the first woman to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court and the recipient of an honorary degree from Carleton College, passed away Monday, July 22 at the age of 88.
- July 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm
Minnesota Public Radio correspondent Molly Bloom features Carleton College in her recent blog post, "5 Things To Do in Northfield." Kicking off the list is the town's commitment to giving "new life to old buildings" -- as an example, Bloom notes the College's Weitz Center for Creativity, the site of Northfield's former middle school and original high school. And wrapping up the list is Carleton's Cowling Arboretum, which Bloom calls "The (literally) hidden gem of Northfield."
Fred Rogers Named 2013 Distinguished Business Officer by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)July 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm
Fred Rogers ’72, Carleton College Vice President and Treasurer, has been recognized as a 2013 Distinguished Business Officer by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). The NACUBO Distinguished Business Officer award is given annually “To recognize outstanding achievement in the field of business and financial management in higher education.” It is given to at most two individuals nationally each year.
Rogers, who assumed his current post at Carleton in 2004, was recently honored at the 2013 NACUBO annual meeting July 13-16 in Indianapolis.
- June 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm
The Carleton College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of eight faculty members, effective September 1, 2012.
The following faculty have been promoted from associate professor to professor: Stacy N. Beckwith, professor of Hebrew; Amy Erickson, professor of physical education, athletics, and recreation; Gretchen E. Hofmeister, professor of chemistry; David R. Musicant, professor of computer science; Lori K. Pearson, professor of religion; and Linda Rossi, professor of art.
The following faculty have been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor: Luciano Henrique Battaglini, associate professor of physical education, athletics, and recreation; and Robert S. Carlson, associate professor of physical education, athletics, and recreation.
Carleton Remembers Professor Roy Grow, Frank B. Kellogg Professor of International Relations, EmeritusJune 17, 2013 at 4:16 pm
It is with deep sorrow that Carleton College announces the passing of Professor Roy Grow on Sunday, June 16, surrounded by his family at home in Northfield. Roy began teaching at Carleton in 1979, and retired this spring as the Frank B. Kellogg Professor of International Relations. He was known for his uncommon dedication to students, inviting them into his home, leading them to China, and keeping up with graduates all around the world.
- June 13, 2013 at 12:01 pm
Anne E. Patrick, William H. Laird Professor of Religion and the Liberal Arts, Emerita, was awarded the John Courtney Murray Award at the 2013 meeting of the Catholic Theological Society of America. Named for John Courtney Murray, who was a renowned America theologian known for his work on religious liberty, this award is the highest honor bestowed on a theologian by a society. This award is given annually to a member of CTSA in honor of their lifetime of distinguished theological scholarship.
Carleton will welcome Patrick back to campus during its Alumni Reunion Weekend, and Patrick will appear as part of a special booksigning event on Saturday, June 22 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in support of her latest release, "Conscience and Calling: Ethical Reflections on Catholic Women's Church Vocations" (Bloomsbury Academic/T & T Clark, 2013).
- June 4, 2013 at 1:56 pm
Carleton student videographer Andy Rodgers '16 captured some footage during the College's annual International Festival at the Weitz Center for Creativitiy.
- May 30, 2013 at 3:27 pm
Carleton students Muira McCammon ’13 (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) and Daria Kieffer ’13 (Iowa City, Iowa) have both been awarded highly competitive Fulbright Fellowships to pursue graduate work abroad in Turkey as Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs). McCammon is a French and Francophone studies and political science/international relations double major with concentrations in cross-cultural studies, European studies, and women's and gender studies. Kieffer is a sociology/anthropology major and with a concentration in educational studies.
- May 24, 2013 at 10:31 am
Carleton hosted the “5K for Hope,” a fun run/walk on Saturday, May 11 in the Cowling Arboretum, with proceeds benefiting The Hope Center, whose mission is to create zero tolerance for sexual and domestic violence through Healing, Outreach, Prevention and Education. Student videographer Gisell Calderon '16 was on site to capture the sights and sounds of the event.
- May 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm
International Festival is an annual celebration of the diverse backgrounds and cultures represented at Carleton. Numerous clubs and student groups present food, dances, music, and skits from around the world. This year, the festival was hosted for the first time at the Weitz Center for Creativity. See pictures here by student photographer, Maria Kjellstrand '15.
Carleton Art Professors’ Work Featured in 25th Anniversary Celebration of Minneapolis Sculpture GardenMay 17, 2013 at 3:16 pm
In a new installation celebrating 25 years of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the work of Carleton College art professors David Lefkowitz and Stephen Mohring is featured in “Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf.” The Walker Art Center invites the public to play two eight-hole courses, featuring individual holes created by various architects, artists, engineers, machinists, and mini-golf aficionados. The new interactive installation features everything from garden gnomes masquerading as foosball players to a scale model of a French chateau, along with mazes, gopher holes, and contours mapped from the course of the legendary Augusta National Golf Club. The result is a delight for both serious golf purists and lovers of outdoor kitsch.