Carleton College: Home close window
Bust of Schiller

The Bust of Schiller. The odd Carleton mania for stealing and periodically displaying a plaster bust of the German poet seems to date from about 1957. Schiller has been shattered several times, glued back together at least twice, and replaced with a new replica on occasion, but the tradition-such as it is-lives on. The most celebrated of Schiller's appearances was at the 1962 Homecoming game, when he was dangled by a cable from a helicopter!

close window