Bald Spot: News from around campus

  • Piper Stege Nelson ’97

    In the Company of Great Women

    Piper Stege Nelson ’97, the chief public strategies officer for SAFE (Stop Abuse for Everyone), appeared on the BBC’s list of 100 Women for 2021.

  • Moshe Cohen

    Clowning Around on Campus

    During winter term, Ethical Inquiry at Carleton hosted sacred mischief maker Moshe Cohen, cofounder of the Zen Order of Disorder and early champion of the Clowns Without Borders movement, which delivers laughter—via art and interaction—to people living in conflict zones.

  • Sade Orepo-Orjay ’22 in Ibadan, Nigeria

    Moving Images

    Photographic evidence exists that Carleton students, after being grounded for much of the pandemic, are back on the road to international scholarship.

  • Crossword puzzle

    Thinking Outside the Box

    Amy Reynaldo ’88, the author of How to Conquer the New York Times Crossword Puzzle and coeditor of the Crosswords with Friends app, is eager to see more puzzles created by people of color, women, nonbinary folks, and others excluded from the old boys’ club.

  • Recently retired men's basketball coach Guy Kalland loves helping players achieve their goals.

    A Winner Who Wins

    Thirty-eight years after coaching his first game at Carleton, men’s basketball coach Guy Kalland is hanging up the towel.

  • Chemistry professor Matt Whited is the new director of Carleton's STEM Board.

    Steering STEM

    Q&A with chemistry professor Matt Whited, new director of Carleton’s STEM Board.

  • Commencement 2022

    You Are Always Welcome Here

    Images from Carleton’s 148th commencement ceremony.

  • 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.