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A staple of a Carleton education since the 1970s, off-campus studies programs give students a global perspective.
Carleton astronomy professor Joel Weisberg worked with a New York artist and MIT scientists to create a disk that will orbit Earth for billions of years—and provide a snapshot of life on Earth in the early 21st century for any future space travelers who might discover it.
This spring five Carleton professors debated one another in an effort to win the last seat on a spaceship fleeing postapocalyptic Earth. Carleton students voted on which discipline was most essential. What would you decide?
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.
Throughout the college’s history, advancements in technology have influenced the way faculty members teach. Here is a look at some historical objects and images professors have used in their labs and classrooms. You may be surprised to learn which ones are still in use—and which have been shelved permanently.
You’ve heard the old saying: Put a retired Carleton professor in a room with a newly tenured professor and turn on a tape recorder. We hadn’t heard that either, but we did it anyway and the results were fascinating.
“The boundaries between art and teaching and communication are becoming increasingly porous. We are broadening the ways we prepare students to communicate.”
“We need people who encompass multiple perspectives to tackle things like cancer, global climate change, and artificial intelligence—and we want to foster our students’ ability to do that kind of work.”
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.”
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!”
“We look forward to a student body that changes every day.”
“When we talk about how best to serve students, we want to consider as many facets as we can.”
"No matter the sometimes-nefarious dealings of these métis capitalists, Gus was probably the most capable defender against the reservation’s antagonists, like the Indian agent."
Carleton faculty members benefit in many ways from the opportunity to take a break from on-campus responsibilities and focus instead on research, writing, and curriculum development. But equally important is how this long-standing academic tradition serves Carleton students when the professors return to their classrooms.
Fewer students are choosing to major in the humanities, and funding sources are drying up fast—two critical reasons that Carleton faculty members are joining their colleagues nationwide to educate students, employers, and legislators on why these disciplines are more worthwhile now than ever before.
Research assistant Mari Ortiz ’13 paired up with Carleton American studies professor Adriana Estill on a project that examines perceptions of Latina beauty and cultural identity.
With research to back them, teachers are embracing new technologies and teaching methods—flipped classrooms, clickers, e-books, MOOCs, Moodle, and more—to improve how students learn. We examine how Carleton is responding to these advances in education.
Academic buzzwords get bandied about on our campus all the time. We asked faculty members to demystify the terms and explain why the concepts are so important. And we asked alumni to tell us how it all translates to real-world jobs.
A faculty-student research team traveled to Rome over the summer without ever leaving campus. Using a 3-D modeling program, Professor Kathryn Steed and classical languages major Caitlin Staab ’12 created a virtual Roman Forum to aid students’ understanding of this historical setting.
Carleton received a gift of 42 early-printed German maps from the 15th to 18th centuries from Thomas Hughes '47.
10 academic hallmarks that have contributed to Carleton’s outstanding reputation.