A lot changes in 150 years. This commemorative issue looks back at where we’ve been and suggests where we might go from here.
“College is just the beginning of a joyful mission. One can always go on learning. And it seems to me that Carleton faculty members have kept that joy present at Carleton.”
“Did I mention that the tunnels are still featured in Carleton’s recruiting brochure? They sold me on tunnels, and now there are no tunnels. Just saying.”
“Goodsell is round; and Legos, of course, are not.”
Over the years, Carleton has commissioned architectural plans for buildings that were never realized. Fortunately, the plans remain.
150 years at a glance.
Members of the Classes of 1966 and 2016 compare notes about their college experiences.
150 years of great Carleton teachers.
“Providence has worked all things for good. We are here to toast the enduring success of my exceedingly fine college, after all!”
“Carleton’s first offspring of the sea is a well built, fast ship manned by a competent, far above average captain and crew.”
In the days before Facebook and Instagram, Carleton students preserved and shared their memories in scrapbooks.
“We look forward to a student body that changes every day.”
Eleven presidents have led Carleton through its first 150 years.
This is the poem I could not write,
the one that is still in my mind…
A Selection of Alumni News from Past Issues of the Voice
Carleton celebrates 150 years: 1866–2016
“We now have a place that is a huge benefit not just to animal species, but also as an academic resource to students and faculty members in art, biology, geology, archeology, and anthropology.”
No one ever said operating a dairy farm would be easy.
“The object of a campus newspaper is to make people mad.”
“It’s a fun game that anybody can play, even if you’re not into sports. And, as far as team sports go, it’s something students can rally around.”
“That first taste of performing in front of other students was a big reason we decided to commit ourselves to music.”
“KRLX gave me the opportunity to have my own show and play the music I wanted to hear on the radio.”
“It is impossible to pick a mere 10 favorites from among the 3,000 or so objects that constitute the Carleton art collection.”
Carleton’s Special Collections houses a treasure trove of rare books and other items.
10 academic hallmarks that have contributed to Carleton’s outstanding reputation.
Carleton’s first formal intercollegiate athletic contest took place on May 14, 1887. Here are 10 highlights from the following 129 years.
Carleton student traditions from Dacie Moses House to the Rotblatt softball field.