Alumni News: May 4, 2023
KRLX, TV execs, letters from Laird, majors declared, and more!
If spring term has started, it must be spring, right? Well, the lingering snow in Northfield hasn’t hindered Carls from a quick start to the final trimester of the year, especially varsity and club athletes; the tennis teams have come out strong (women at 13-0, men at 12-2), Clara Mayfield ’23 broke yet another school rThere’s always some major news coming from Carleton—but this month, we really mean it: sophomores recently celebrated Major Declaration Day by affirming their primary field of study (with poses to prove it). Celebrations are also in order for varsity and club sports teams. Women’s tennis is heading to nationals with an undefeated season, and three Ultimate teams (Syzygy, CUT, and Eclipse) are headed in that direction as well. Actually, Carls are garnering national recognition in many areas this spring; Julian White-Davis ’23 has earned a Watson fellowship, Eric Cheng ’23 and Susanna Kisker ’24 have won Critical Language Scholarships, Kao Kalia Yang ’03 is the recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, and Arpita Bhattacharyya ’10 has been named to a top post in the Department of Energy. We hope spring is filling you with some major energy as well. Stay in touch, and read on for more news from campus and beyond.
Alumni News: April 5, 2023
English comps, Ultimate romps, giant puppetry, helping put up a tree, and more!
If spring term has started, it must be spring, right? Well, the lingering snow in Northfield hasn’t hindered Carls from a quick start to the final trimester of the year, especially varsity and club athletes; the tennis teams have come out strong (women at 13-0, men at 12-2), Clara Mayfield ’23 broke yet another school record, and Eclipse, the women’s D3 Ultimate team, won a recent tournament by a combined score of 84-2 (!). Alums are gaining attention as well, like Ariana Boussard-Reifel ’03 (Beyoncé and Michelle Obama wear her jewelry) and Claire McFadden ’13, who has joined Second City’s Mainstage Revue. And students admitted to the Class of 2027 (did you know that’s a prime number?) received a warm video welcome to campus. You’re welcome to stop by too and let us know how you’re doing.
Alumni News: March 6, 2023
Going green, communal caffeine, athletic vitality, spirituality, and more!
Spring is on the way! Even a fresh coating of snow on campus this morning can’t hold back the warmer temperatures and signs of life to come. (Check out the video above for a glimpse of campus life throughout the year.) Students are heading into finals season, and Knights of all stripes are racking up the athletic accomplishments: men’s basketball won the MIAC crown and made it to the national tournament, diver Brenna Russell ’24 is headed to nationals as well, Clara Mayfield ’23 set a new MIAC championship record in the mile, Gabe Nichols ’26 picked up three MIAC titles, and the women’s tennis team is off to an undefeated start. On the other side of town, professor emerita and Carleton parent Susan Singer is St. Olaf’s new president (congrats!), and on the national level, you may have read the op-ed on Jimmy Carter written by his biographer, Kai Bird ’73. The news just keeps coming, as it should. Send us yours, please, and read on for more.
Alumni News: February 2, 2023
Student dance, historical romance, the Federal Reserve, teams with verve, and more!
What better way to beat the cold than shake a leg? After a three-year pause, Carleton’s annual Midwinter Ball is back next weekend with live music, DJs, and a chance for students to heat things up. Carleton publications are hot off the presses too, including a graphic memoir by Will Betke-Brunswick ’11. And the Bald Spot may be frozen, but the Knights have stayed hot, repeatedly scorching St. Olaf in women’s swimming (all those heats!) and men’s basketball. But we’ve got other irons in the fire too. Read on for more news from the Carleton community.
Alumni News: January 9, 2023
The curious economy, bodily autonomy, winter bonhomie, and more!
Students are back in Northfield for winter term and all the beauty of a January in Minnesota. Life isn’t all white and black, though; the faculty art exhibition opens this week, as does music professor Andrea Mazzariello’s interactive installation This, now. And congrats to the men’s basketball team! They’re off to an 11-1 start for the season. Whatever’s on your bucket list, we hope it includes staying in touch. Read on for more news from the Carleton community.
Alumni News: December 1st, 2022
Winter bashes, Arb stashes, novel plots, bibs for tots, and more!
What a difference a month makes! Students have departed for winter break, and snow and chilly weather have settled in for the season. (Thanks to our campus grounds crew for keeping things clear.) Far from hibernating, though, the Carleton community continues its energetic ways; the women’s cross-country team set a record at the NCAA national tournament, and men’s basketball is off to a 4-0 start. Faculty and students have also received many recent grants and awards, including Ariel Alexander ’24 for pediatric oncology research, chemistry professor Dani Kohen via the Department of Energy (a Carleton first!), and students of the humanities. Read on for more ways to stay informed, energized, and connected.
Alumni News: November 3rd, 2022
The Work of the Board, A Race with a Sword, and More!
As the fall term races to a close, the campus community is keeping—and setting—the pace: Clara Mayfield ’23 earned another victory (along with a sword!), the women’s soccer and cross-country teams are both MIAC champs, and nine Carls are trying out for USA Ultimate’s U-24 National Team. There’s been time for reconnection and rejuvenation as well, including a successful Family and Homecoming Weekend that brought parents and alumni to campus and smiles to faces (check out the highlight video!). Read on for more news, more opportunities to keep in touch, and more reasons to smile.
Alumni News: October 6th, 2022
Varsity Sports, Housing Support, The Old Farmstead, Global Sex Ed, and More!
You know what they say: Time flies like an arrow (and fruit flies like a banana). September is long gone, fall colors are making a rainbow of the campus canopy, the fall term is nearly half done, and plans are falling into place for dozens of student activity groups, like the Men of Color, shown above at the recent Student Involvement Fair. Varsity teams are racking up the accolades, including women’s tennis (with two All-Americans), football (off to a 4-0 start, with a special Homecoming weekend slated for next week), women’s soccer (unbeaten in the MIAC), and women’s golf (MIAC champions!). There’s more to come, with Family Weekend and weekly Convocations and dozens of events for alumni and the community at large. We hope you’ll stop by and stay in touch.