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  • Benton House

    It Takes a Village

    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.

  • Richard Jacoby ’52

    In Their Element

    No glass-and-steel skyscrapers for these Carls. They prefer to work in or with natural elements: earth, wind, fire, or water.

  • Illustration by Bruce Rosch

    How to Weather an Economic Storm

    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.

  • Vincent Chuan, <em>Marcel</em>, photograph

    On Display

    Nobody in this group is painting by number. We present an array of visual creations by some of Carleton’s senior studio art majors.

  • Associate Professor of Japanese Noboru Tomonari

    In a Class Of Their Own

    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...

  • Over There

    Over There

    Long before iTunes and MP3s, popular songs played a key role in rallying American troops and the home front during World War I...

  • Erin Barnett '92

    Food for Thought

    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.

  • Carls in Antarctica

    Pictures from an Expedition

    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.

  • Bear Expert

    Risky Business

    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.

  • Ann Zawistoski '97

    Beyond Books: Libraries Look to the Future

    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.

  • Middle School Foyer

    School Spirit

    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.

  • Feature: How does it feel?

    How Does it Feel?

    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.

  • Contemplating the Fall

    Close Encounters

    An assortment of photographs shot by students during off-campus studies programs reveals that sometimes the best lessons are learned outside of the classroom.

  • Commencement 2009

    Commencement 2009

    Those four years flew by! We say farewell to the Class of 2009.

  • Getting Surly

    Getting Surly

    Rebecca Ansari '97 and her husband, Omar Ansari, are brewing up a storm in the Twin Cities.

  • Cowling Arboretum

    An Arb for All Seasons

    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.

  • Mister Fix-It

    Our Mister Fix-It

    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.

  • Fadi Hakim '13

    International Treasure

    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.

  • Willis Hall

    Restoring Old Carleton

    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.

  • John Harris '85

    Read All about It

    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.

  • David Tompkins, Assistant Professor of History

    Honing the Cutting Edge

    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.

  • Red Cloud School

    Speaking Their Language

    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.

  • In the Midst of...

    Out of the Depths

    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.

  • Commencement 2010

    Commencement 2010

    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.

  • President Oden with the Gods of Plastic (GOP)

    All In This Together

    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.

  • Kelly Connole

    Peace Talks

    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.

  • President Steven Poskanzer

    Game Change

    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.

  • Going Global

    Going Global

    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.

  • Reunion 2010 family carnival

    Reunion 2010

    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.

  • The Great Schiller Exchange

    Carleton Capers: An Incomplete Compendium of Pranks

    Mischievous Carls have been playing tricks on administrators and on each other for almost 150 years. We recount some memorable stunts.

  • Fema Rostam Mohammad

    All That Remains

    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.

  • Emily Levine '05

    Living the Dream

    From a yurt in Alaska to a chicken coop in Missouri, Carls are embracing lifestyles that challenge the myth that more is better.

  • Skinner Memorial Chapel

    Carleton: The Next Decade

    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.

  • Joy Kluttz

    Good Advice

    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.

  • Algol board, 1892

    Carleton Quips

    Our favorites from a weekly Facebook contest, in which Carls write captions for historic photos from the Carleton Archives.

  • Joel Weisberg

    Time Map

    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.

  • keeping score

    The Best Mistake You've Ever Made

    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.

  • Wenli Rui ’13, Cassie Mullen ’13, Yansong Pang ’13, and Megan Bakken ’13

    The Real Deal

    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 Matt Rand

    Snake Charmers

    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.

  • Community of Peace Academy

    How to Teach Peace

    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.

  • Roger Jackson

    Battle of the Disciplines

    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?

  • Carleton's wind turbine

    Bragging Rights

    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.

  • Iditarod 2013

    Northern Exposure

    Three alumni journalists tell Alaska’s unique stories through print, radio, and photography.

  • Glacier National Park

    Back to Nature

    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.


    Lap Leader

    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.

  • Friday flowers

    Remembering James, Michael, & Paxton

    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.

  • Carlie Marsha Marina Joseph ’17 and Lee Gonzalez ’16

    Human Touch

    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.

  • Yemeni street singer

    Beauty Contest

    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.

  • Commencement 2014

    Commencement 2014

    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.

  • pea flower

    Show and Tell

    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.

  • bacteria


    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.

  • Anne Ulmer and Jennifer Wolff

    Common Ground

    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.

  • climbing the family tree

    Climbing the Family Tree

    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.

  • Reunion 2014

    Reunion 2014

    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.

  • model of Olin Hall

    The Builder

    “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.”

  • Stealing Secrets

    Stealing Secrets

    “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.”

  • Monika Heller Roots ’02

    The Electric Brain

    “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.”

  • Jessica Rosenblatt&nbsp;’04

    The Game Changers

    “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.”

  • All-Star Game 2014

    45 Seconds with Derek Jeter

    “As a photographer, I am sometimes given a glimpse into a world I would ordinarily not be privy to.”

  • Ivette Feliciano ’05

    Confronting Privilege

    “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.”

  • Hudlin Wagner with students

    An Elder Facing North

    “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.”

  • Russia

    Mother Russia's Chilly Embrace

    “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.”

  • student body

    Picture This

    “It takes a lot of coffee to keep professors and students on their toes.”

  • Science Meets Fiction

    Science Meets Fiction

    "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."

  • John Tymoczko

    Meeting of Minds

    "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."

  • From Here to There

    Flight of Fancy

    "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras."

  • Goodsell Observatory

    Putting Carleton on the Celestial Map

    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.

  • Havana, Cuba

    Terms of Engagement

    “The scope took everyone by surprise. Very few people expected there to be a total change in the United States’ relationship with Cuba.”

  • surgical instruments

    How Does It Feel?

    “There was always danger lurking in the background, and you never knew what could happen. But I was having a good time.”

  • Northeast view of proposed Weitz addition

    Modern Music

    “The boundaries between art and teaching and communication are becoming increasingly porous. We are broadening the ways we prepare students to communicate.”

  • California farmers market

    The Kale Effect

    “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.”

  • Brandon Marks ’16

    Home Away from Home

    “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.”

  • Dick Garbisch ’38

    Reunion 2016

    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.

  • Journey through the circulatory system

    Other Worldly

    “If Carls’ curiosity and imagination were unfettered by the constraints of physical reality, where would they go and what would they see?”

  • Rendering of chemistry lab


    “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.”

  • Arriving

    A Sesquicentennial Celebration

    A lot changes in 150 years. This commemorative issue looks back at where we’ve been and suggests where we might go from here.

  • Carleton Presidents Edwards, Lewis, Oden, and Poskanzer

    View from the Top

    “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.”

  • Trompe l’oeil of a train tunnel within the Carleton tunnels.

    The Carleton Tunnels: A (Fictional) History

    “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.”

  • John Hassett with Skinner Chapel

    Anniversary Presents

    “Goodsell is round; and Legos, of course, are not.”

  • Cowling Campus Plan

    Alternate Reality

    Over the years, Carleton has commissioned architectural plans for buildings that were never realized. Fortunately, the plans remain.

  • Timeline (detail)

    The Life of Carleton

    150 years at a glance.

  • Bob McFadden ’66 and Michelle Mastrianni ’16

    Generation Gap

    Members of the Classes of 1966 and 2016 compare notes about their college experiences.

  • Laurence McKinley Gould

    Faculty Legends

    150 years of great Carleton teachers.

  • A Party for the Ages

    A Party for the Ages

    “Providence has worked all things for good. We are here to toast the enduring success of my exceedingly fine college, after all!”

  • SS Carleton Victory

    The Carleton of the Seas

    “Carleton’s first offspring of the sea is a well built, fast ship manned by a competent, far above average captain and crew.”

  • Souvenirs and programs, 1915

    Thanks for the Memories

    In the days before Facebook and Instagram, Carleton students preserved and shared their memories in scrapbooks.

  • Carleton campus

    The Carleton Experience

    “We look forward to a student body that changes every day.”

  • Laura Viers ’97, Neko Case, and k.d. lang

    On the Right Track

    “I found out that Neko Case got the same request. That’s when I seriously thought, ‘Wait, are you sure you want us to do this?’ ”

  • Kifaya Taha ’17 and Jennifer Lor ’17

    The Journey Home

    “The idea of crossing a cultural border—going home to St. Paul and being one person, and coming back to Carleton and being someone different—is something I don’t share with a lot of people.”

  • Grace Strome ’11

    10 Letters a Day

    “It’s not ‘us versus them’ or ‘liberal versus conservative,’ as people try to make it. We all have different experiences, and that makes us interpret the world through different truths.”

  • Sarah Magid ’18

    A Matter of Consent

    “Consent is a major part of the discussion, but where do healthy relationships fit in? What are the different scenarios for sex that students don’t actively think about? How do we talk about the role that alcohol and drugs play? We have to build the complete picture.”

  • Rhetoric Meets Reality

    Rhetoric Meets Reality

    “If you’re worried about our energy future, remember that Americans have made significant and abrupt energy changes before—from wood to coal, from coal to petroleum and then to natural gas. Lessons from the past [can] give us hope for the future.”

  • Louise Levy ’89

    One-Day Apprentice: Louise Levy ’89

    “I often ask clients if they have children or grandchildren. Creating a climbable tree for a child is a big thing.”

  • Cherlon Ussery

    Lessons for a Lifetime

    “We use female rats in our research because much of the existing data in biomedical research is derived from male subjects, leaving large gaps.” —Sarah Meerts, assistant professor of psychology

  • Tourist

    Show and Tell

    “She had a wide smile that was almost always present. Her teeth were a faint gray and capped in gold; one even had a gold star in the middle that would shine as she spoke.”

  • Japanese-American internment

    When War Hits Home

    “The assumption that all Islamic people are susceptible to radical views is the same as the idea that Japanese Americans were all susceptible to [what was] going on in Japan in the 1940s.”

  • Meklit Hadero

    Dual Identity

    “Early in my songwriting career, I had a muse. He would appear and a song would appear. I thought it was him, but it wasn’t. It was me.”

  • Wade Johnson ’07 (left) with Mark Dyson ’07

    The Adventurous Life of Wade Johnson

    “I didn’t know the pianist side of him. I didn’t know the chemistry star side. I remember learning that he was into filmmaking and seeing some of his early work. I was like, ‘Man, this is another thing you’re good at?’ ”

  • Helena Lea ’78

    Theme Queen

    “I was so nervous I lost 10 pounds. But it was an amazing experience. My success working on Toy Story was a stamp of approval.”

  • Sarah Meerts and Number Six

    Cover Photos

    Teacher's Assistant: At two months old, Number Six already has a lot of responsibility. She helps psychology professor Sarah Meerts and her students with their research on motivated behaviors.

  • Dick Garbisch ’38

    A Hundred Years In

    “[My age] works to my advantage, especially going through airport security. They really usher me through fast.”

  • Chris Kratt ’92 in Wild Kratts Live

    Kratts Gone Wild

    “No one was doing host-driven wildlife shows for kids. So we’d get rejection letters saying, ‘This is frivolous.’ Well, kids like to have fun. Isn’t it supposed to be frivolous?”

  • inside front cover, spring 2017

    Cover Images

    Carleton professors find reality in the ruins of rhetoric

  • If Kids Ruled the World

    A Drawing a Day

    “The people in this world are open-minded and curious. They inspire me.”

  • Dream of the Red Chamber

    Dream Come True

    Dream is a cultural experience for the audience, and you don’t need to be Chinese to appreciate it.”

  • Bunny Shadow

    Cover Images

    Monsters on Parade: The fantastical world of illustrator David Huyck ’98

  • President James Woodward Strong

    Hail to the Chief

    Eleven presidents have led Carleton through its first 150 years.

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