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Photojournalist Sebastian Meyer ’02 spent six weeks in northern Iraq documenting the daily life of Kurdish villagers who are determined to survive in a homeland haunted by ghosts of a violent past.
From a yurt in Alaska to a chicken coop in Missouri, Carls are embracing lifestyles that challenge the myth that more is better.
In recognition of the Peace Corps’s 50th anniversary, we asked Carls who have served in the organization over the past five decades to tell us how their experiences have challenged and shaped them.
David Letterman and Time magazine have Top 10 lists, so why not us? We asked Carls to count to 10 on a variety of topics from best gadgets to favorite blogs.
With our increasing longevity—and declining economy—traditional retirement has become a thing of the past. We talk to Carls who are finding new careers, opportunities, and meaning in the second half of life.
Despite all the negative predictions from naysayers, our world really isn’t going to hell in a handbasket. We have some good news for you to ponder instead.
Politicians often make claims that make us wonder, “How do they get away with such big fibs?” Carleton experts share their take on how the average citizen can uncover the truth in the midst of so much mudslinging. Plus, we compile a list of fact-checking websites you should bookmark.
Dennis Rentsch ’02 first fell in love with Tanzania on a study-abroad program. Today, he works and lives in the Serengeti, where he helps the expanding human population learn how to coexist with endangered wildlife.
As director of editorial development and operations, Christiane Mack ’87 protects and promotes Vogue’s global brand in a digital age.
If the head of the CIA can’t keep his e-mails private, what hope do you have? As tracking technology improves, your online activity and personal data are increasingly at risk. Learn what you can do to protect your privacy.
Our favorites from a weekly Facebook contest, in which Carls write captions for historic photos from the Carleton Archives.
At Community of Peace Academy charter school in St. Paul, four Carls are using the national PeaceBuilders curriculum to help students succeed academically and personally.
Midwestern modesty has kept us from blowing our own horn for too long. Here’s what makes Carleton one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country—and we’re not afraid to brag. A little.
Three alumni journalists tell Alaska’s unique stories through print, radio, and photography.
As NASCAR’s vice president for strategic development, Eric Nyquist ’94 is driving the company’s efforts to build its audience through new media and environmental initiatives.
It’s not as trivial as you think. The issues surrounding beauty—how we define it, how we react to it, and the lengths to which we’ll go to achieve it—are very serious indeed.
They may be microscopic, but bacteria wield tremendous power over our health and well-being. Meet the Carls who seek to uncover the mysteries of bacteria and determine how we can make them our friends.
Genealogy is hot, hot, hot. These Carls show us how and tell us why we should uncover and preserve our family history before it’s too late.
Every summer more than 2,000 Carls return to catch up with old friends and faculty members, visit their favorite campus haunts and discover new ones, and remember all the reasons they’ll always love this place. And we couldn’t be happier they’re here.
“It wasn’t something we wanted to do. It was just that nobody in Washington was willing to do what they were supposed to do.”
“You’ll have a computer that will be able to understand you. The better you concentrate, the faster the computer will know what you want.”
“It was hard at first to convince corporate bigwigs that there was value in developing games for personal use. The idea that these devices would become things people wanted in their homes was a surprise.”
“We will never be smart enough to not have biases. We’re never going to be educated enough that we don’t need to have diversity training or conversations about privilege anymore.”
“It is not enough to celebrate the national holidays of various groups and recognize their different traditions. Will this help bring about mutual understanding? I seriously doubt it.”
"Curiosity wound its way over to Yellowknife Bay and then to Mount Sharp, and both were stunning. I wish I were there to see it with my own eyes, but this is pretty good."
The final telescope, a 16.2-inch Brashear refractor purchased for $15,000 (more than $390,000 in today’s dollars), was made by Pittsburgh’s famed John Brashear Company, arrived in 1890, and was placed beneath the larger dome.
“The scope took everyone by surprise. Very few people expected there to be a total change in the United States’ relationship with Cuba.”
“There was always danger lurking in the background, and you never knew what could happen. But I was having a good time.”
“I would rather buy better food locally, and if I only get asparagus for three weeks in June, that’s okay because that’s when it tastes wonderful. Then I wait for it again.”
With a record turnout, great weather, and a kickoff celebration for Carleton’s sesquicentennial (1866–2016), Reunion 2016 was packed full of nostalgia and fun.
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.”
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.
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
“The agencies get access to bright people they might not otherwise meet, and we get Omaha on people’s radar. It’s a wonderful community.”
“It’s not a movie about a black trans person. It’s more about a crisis of self, and thinking through ‘Is this who I am?’ ”
“Plenty of articles with sciencey headlines are nonscience, pseudoscience, or only barely science.”
“Our field raises a lot of questions about what is art, as well as a lot of challenges for presenting and preserving work.”
“Many of these Syrians had never even talked to an American, and now they could make a connection over education. That is valuable in so many ways—both culturally and, potentially, politically.”
“We all know we need to collaborate and share information because no one institution can tackle [pediatric cancer] alone.”
“Dancers bring to life what we feel but what most of us, lacking their artistry and athleticism, are unable to express physically.”
“We have not reached the promised land, that’s for sure, but I never let fear or danger guide me away from the struggles of our time. I firmly believe that you have to live in hope.”