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For students at a residential liberal arts college like Carleton, there’s no place like home—be it a dorm room, town house, or off-campus apartment.
No glass-and-steel skyscrapers for these Carls. They prefer to work in or with natural elements: earth, wind, fire, or water.
From the gas station to the grocery store, we’re paying more—lots more—for almost everything these days. We asked Carls for practical strategies to survive the economic slowdown.
Nobody in this group is painting by number. We present an array of visual creations by some of Carleton’s senior studio art majors.
Top-notch teaching is the heart and soul of a Carleton education. Teachers who connect with their subject and their students—both inside and outside the classroom—are memorable and often life changing...
Long before iTunes and MP3s, popular songs played a key role in rallying American troops and the home front during World War I...
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. These days, though, making good food choices can be complicated and confusing. Carls weigh in on the ethical aspects of feeding ourselves and others.
Three Carleton-educated scientists aboard the Laurence M. Gould research vessel chronicle their Antarctic adventure with stunning photographs—and talk about the project that brought them to the end of the world.
Find out why some Carleton alumni face hazards—like surviving fire and ice, and the occasional encounter with a grizzly bear—to do their jobs.
More people are using libraries today than ever before. Yet advancing technolgies and declining budgets challenge libraries to keep current. Carleton librarians—on campus and across the country —tell us how they're prepraing for an unpredictable future while still providing access to the recorded past.
Rumor has it that the old Northfield Midde School is haunted. Two students document some of the supernatural stories swirling around the building - future home of Carleton's Arts Union.
They say curiosity killed the cat, but we like to live dangerously. So even though we’ve never butchered a chicken, jumped into a raging forest fire, or won an Emmy, we have always wondered what those things would feel like. We asked these Carls to give us the (sometimes gory) details.
An assortment of photographs shot by students during off-campus studies programs reveals that sometimes the best lessons are learned outside of the classroom.
Those four years flew by! We say farewell to the Class of 2009.
Rebecca Ansari '97 and her husband, Omar Ansari, are brewing up a storm in the Twin Cities.
The Cowling Arboretum and McKnight Prairie are among the glories of Carleton-any time of the year. Photographer Tom Roster and Arb director Nancy Braker '81 document the College's beloved green space.
Carleton alumnus and handyman Steve Elliott '88 insists that even the most mechanically disinclined among us can keep our houses, cars, and computers running smoothly.
The Class of 2013 brought 49 additional international students to campus, for a record-breaking total of 149. These students represent 32 countries—and the future of the liberal arts at Carleton. We discuss why their presence here is a growing priority for the College and a gift for us all.
For months now, construction workers have been dangling off ropes and clambering on scaffolding, drilling and sandblasting and tuck-pointing and tarring and reroofing right outside our windows—and taking up our precious parking spaces. This photo essay shows why it’s worth the hassle.
Carleton alumni are redefining their journalism careers as traditional media companies undergo a transformation brought on by changes in the economy, technology, and how we access information. It’s sink or swim in publishing and broadcasting these days, but the good news is that these Carls are finding ways to stay afloat.
At Carleton, research and scholarship are often part of the same conversation when it comes to deciding what it means to be a great liberal arts college.
A longtime resident of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Peter Hill ’00 spent years becoming fluent in Lakota—one of several native North American languages facing extinction. Last fall he became the first non-native speaker entrusted with teaching Lakota to high school students in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
Deborah Appleman, Carleton’s Hollis L. Caswell Professor of Educational Studies, took a sabbatical during the 2008–09 academic year to teach inmates at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater.
The weather may not have cooperated—forecasts of rain moved the ceremonies indoors for only the fifth time since 1950, when Carleton started scheduling Commencement outdoors—but that didn’t discourage the 493 seniors and their friends and family members who gathered at the Rec Center to celebrate. Before they scattered with diplomas in hand, we asked members of the Class of 2010 to write six-word memoirs about their college years and tell us about a course that changed their lives.
As President Robert A. Oden Jr. has so famously and frequently said of Carleton, “We are all in this together.” So together we wish him well as he embarks on a retirement that sounds anything but retiring. In his last interview with the Voice, President Oden reflects on his eight years at Carleton and highlights the advances the College has made during his tenure. Also, students, faculty, staff, and alumni recall their memories of President Oden.
As part of a nationwide documentary project to explore the meaning of peace, frequent Voice contributor and Minneapolis photographer John Noltner interviewed and photographed members of the Carleton community. We present their varied perspectives on what peace means to them—and why it remains so elusive.
Position: Goaltender. Team: Carleton College. Uniform: Navy-blue suit, white shirt, maize-and-blue-striped tie. Honors: MVP, Carleton presidential search committee. Meet newly inaugurated president Steven Poskanzer.
Cultural and technological forces are reshaping our world in ways we may not have predicted or even considered. Carleton faculty members and alumni discuss the effects of globalization.
Each year at Reunion, Carleton provides opportunities for alumni to reconnect with former classmates, participate in family-friendly events, and engage in important conversations. Here’s a sample of this year’s celebration of community.
Mischievous Carls have been playing tricks on administrators and on each other for almost 150 years. We recount some memorable stunts.
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.
Following 20 months of fact-finding and future thinking by 14 working groups, Carleton president Steven Poskanzer has completed a strategic plan for the College. Here’s a summary of what we’ll see implemented in the years ahead.
Although Carleton staff and faculty members have long served as advisers and mentors to their students, the college is expanding and formalizing ways for them to help students connect the dots between classes and careers.
Our favorites from a weekly Facebook contest, in which Carls write captions for historic photos from the Carleton Archives.
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.
History is filled with examples of mistakes that led to great discoveries. Pharmacist John Pemberton was trying to cure headaches when he stumbled on the recipe for Coca-Cola. A messy workspace resulted in Alexander Fleming discovering penicillin. Carls tell us how to turn a fear of failure into a recipe for success.
Carleton’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement offers students real-world experience through partnerships with individuals, schools, and corporations. Often tied to the curriculum, these opportunities both enhance students’ classroom experience and build their résumés.
Martha Wohlfeil ’13 and a team of student research assistants are working with biology professor Matt Rand to identify the genes that affect snake pigmentation.
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.
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.
Three alumni journalists tell Alaska’s unique stories through print, radio, and photography.
The benefits of spending time outdoors are legion, yet fewer of us are realizing them—at a huge cost to us and our natural landscape.
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.
Following a tragic car accident that claimed the lives of three students and seriously injured two others, the Carleton community comes together to grieve our loss and to celebrate the lives of three extraordinary young men: James Adams ’15, Michael Goodgame ’15, and Paxton Harvieux ’15.
Inspired by the popular blog Humans of New York, first-year student Thomas Hiura launches Humans of Carleton on Facebook and reminds us that what we love most about this place is the people who live, work, and study here.
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 come. They charm us for four years with their wit and intellect. And then they leave. It’s a four-year cycle we celebrate, but never quite get used to. This year 484 seniors joined the ranks of esteemed Carleton alumni.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Like many second-generation Japanese, he felt enormous pressure to succeed. He would wake up in the middle of the night and begin drawing because he’d just had a dream about how a building should look.”
“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.”
“As a photographer, I am sometimes given a glimpse into a world I would ordinarily not be privy to.”
“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.”
“The north wind is blowing my destiny forward. I don’t know what’s in store for me, but I know it’s time to move on, and I’m ready.”
“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.”
“It takes a lot of coffee to keep professors and students on their toes.”
"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."
"I was teaching, the door opened, and somebody in a chicken suit came in and dropped off a bag of cookies and left. I have no idea who it was."
"When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras."
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.”
“The boundaries between art and teaching and communication are becoming increasingly porous. We are broadening the ways we prepare students to communicate.”
“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.”
“We can’t be the great equalizers, but we can close some of the gaps. Above all, we have to talk about the implications of socioeconomic diversity at Carleton.”
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.
“If Carls’ curiosity and imagination were unfettered by the constraints of physical reality, where would they go and what would they see?”
“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.”
“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…
Carleton celebrates 150 years: 1866–2016
“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.”
“When we talk about how best to serve students, we want to consider as many facets as we can.”
“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.