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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
"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.
“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.
“We look forward to a student body that changes every day.”
"I discovered that what we called weeds were actually filled with more nutrients and health-giving properties than the crops I was growing specifically for market."
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.
Carleton professor and musicologist Andy Flory discovered his passion for Motown as a grad student. Recently, he produced a 40th anniversary reissue of Marvin Gaye’s 1972 soundtrack album, Trouble Man.
Although it’s just 130 miles off the coast of Florida, Cuba is one of the toughest destinations for American travelers to reach. Last fall, a group of Carls visited the island and got up close and personal with Cuban people, politics, and culture.
Carleton psychology professor Julia Strand turns out-of-date books into art.
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.
10 academic hallmarks that have contributed to Carleton’s outstanding reputation.