Michael Bazzett ’88
  • 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.

  • Colorado

    A Change of Pace

    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.

  • Deb Goodwin ’00

    Out to Sea

    Scientist Deb Goodwin ’00 knew she wanted to study the rampant pollution in our oceans, but when she started taking students on semester-at-sea programs to the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, her career path became clear. Now she’s determined to reduce ocean pollution, expose students to environmental issues, and raise public awareness.

  • Arnold Donald ’76

    Cruise Control

    There’s no arguing that Carnival Cruise Lines—indeed, the entire cruise industry—has been adrift for some time. A year ago, Arnold Donald ’76 was named Carnival’s CEO and, already, he’s steering the beleaguered cruise line toward calmer waters.

  • Michael Bazzett ’88

    Cover Photo

    Award-winning poet Michael Bazzett ’88 describes his work as “honest—and sometimes that comes across as weird.”