Bald Spot: News from around campus

  • Poster for short film <em>Christmas</em>, created by Frank Zhang ’20

    A Silver Screening

    Frank Zhang ’20 developed an 18-minute film, Christmas, which he presented at the prestigious Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland last August.

  • Carleton's wind turbine

    Investing in Change

    Carleton’s new policy of considering the environmental, social, and governing practices of its investment partners is starting to effect change. 

  • Little Free Library modeled after Scoville

    Little Free Scoville

    In the wake of Byerly’s fall inauguration, the little library is regularly filled with favorite books from past and present Carls. 

  • Gao Hong

    String Theory

    Gao Hong, director of Carleton's Chinese Music Ensemble and senior lecturer in Chinese musical instruments, talks about her music collaboration with Syrian composer Issam Rafea. 

  • Layla Oesper


    In 2021 Carleton granted tenure to three faculty members in recognition of their achievements. Learn about the road that led them to academia, Carleton, and the meaning of the midcareer milestone.

  • <em>Ancestor’s Embrace</em> by Dakota artist Holly Young

    Student Curation

    Dakota artist Holly Young met with students about her activism and discussed pieces of the ledger art she had in the Why Treaties Matter exhibit.

  • Carleton Women's Swim Team, 1971

    A Win for Women Athletes

    As of this past spring, all women athletes who participated on a varsity team before the 1988–89 academic year have been retroactively granted a varsity

  • Carleton's smokestack lit up in celebration of the End of Steam on campus

    Steam Punked

    After more than a century of continuous steam plant operation, Carleton completed its five-year-long transition to geothermal energy.

  • Weitz Center Drawing

    Happy Birthday to the Weitz

    The Weitz Center for Creativity opened its doors in fall 2011 and quickly became a go-to site for novel art exhibits, globe-trotting cinema, provocative performances, and wide-ranging musical exploration.

  • Bev Nagel ’75 with a community group in San Pedro del Ycuámandiyú, Paraguay, in November 2005

    Bev Nagel: Back to Work

    Bev Nagel ’75 met with a community group in San Pedro del Ycuámandiyú, Paraguay, in November 2005, just after she was named associate dean at Carleton. She looks forward to revisiting the area and continuing her research.

  • Finnriver Farm & Cidery co-owners from left: Crystie Kisler ’92, Keith Kisler (rear), Eric Jorgensen

    Crushing It

    Finnriver Farm & Cidery, co-owned by Crystie Kisler ’92, made Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Gold List of the Best Bars and Restaurants in the World

  • Goat

    Eat It. Just Eat It.

    Check out the many faces of the goats that Carleton's grounds department has borrowed from local farmers to manage invasive species.