Illustration by Leslie Barlow
  • Dan Lugo ’91, President of Queens University in North Carolina

    All the Presidents’ Perspectives

    Four Carls currently serve at the helm of a liberal arts college or university. Here’s what they had to say about the enduring value of intellectual rigor, the need for fearless dialogue, and the future of academe. 

  • Illustration by Leslie Barlow

    Course Correction

    Department chairs and faculty members are assessing the barriers to full participation in the educational process that students may encounter if they’re people of color, first-generation, gender nonconforming, or otherwise outside long-dominant paradigms in higher education.

  • Carleton students in the snow, 1940s

    Carleton Interrupted

    Over the past two years, students’ lives have been upended by the pandemic. In search of an equally tumultuous time, one senior sought out stories from Carls who attended college during World War II.

  • Skinner Chapel

    A Quiet Place

    Vigils connect the Carleton community to tragedies in the wider world, and acknowledge the stresses that students weather when family and home are so far away.

  • Doreen Garner exhibition

    Corporeal Encounters

    Artist Doreen Lynette Garner's work, showcased by the Perlman Teaching Museum, compels viewers to confront the unthinkable atrocities of medical apartheid.

  • Brian Freeman ’84

    A Bourne Writer

    Thriller writer Bryan Freeman ’84 and his “best” editor, spouse Marcia Freeman ’82, are riding a wave of writing success.

  • Illustration by Jan Robert Duenweller

    Sleight of Mind

    For centuries, charismatic leaders have convinced previously rational people to do terrible things. From Hitler to religious cult leaders, Joel Dimsdale ’68 digs into the phenomenon of brainwashing.