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  • Sam Demas (library) quoted in Associated Press

    9 September 2002

    Sam Demas, college librarian and senior lecturer, was quoted in an Associated Press story about changes in college libraries that ran September 9 on MSNBC.com, on September 13 in the Tulsa (Okla.) World and on September 15 in the Washington Post. The story discussed Demas’s successful introduction of art exhibits and public literary events to Gould Library to offset increased personal computer use that has led to fewer people using the library. “It’s part of the trend to rethink what we’re doing here,” he said. “It’s reaching into the past to reinvent the future. Libraries have always been gathering places for people who are interested in ideas.”

  • Steven Schier (politlcal science) quoted in Boston Globe

    7 September 2002

    Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a September 7 Boston Globe story about the possible vote in Congress about going to war with Iraq and how that vote could impact races for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota and elsewhere. Schier said a vote on Iraq would result in U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone angering some important part of his constituency at a time when he needs every vote he can get. “If he votes for [military action] he has problems on his left,” Schier said. “If he votes against the use of force, then [election opponent Norm] Coleman has an issue. Coleman would tie it to other military votes Paul has taken.”

  • Carleton called “Harvard of Midwest” in Star Tribune

    5 September 2002

    Carleton College was called “one of the Harvards of the Midwest” in a September 5 Star Tribune “Dollars & Sense” story that featured downtown Northfield as a quality shopping destination outside the Twin Cities—not just a place to visit during the Defeat of Jesse James Days.

  • Kristen Askeland featured in “Taste” section of Star Tribune

    5 September 2002

    Kristen Askeland, secretary to the director of multicultural affairs, was featured in a September 5 Star Tribune Taste section story about how she incorporates cooking into all facets of her life. “My job does involve food preparation on a small scale,” Askeland said. “I make treats for students who stop by our office and also for meetings and birthdays. I also help prepare and organize some larger food functions, such as chili nights and barbecues. … My boss [Director of Multicultural Affairs Clayton Cobb] said to me, ‘When you talk about food, your face just lights up and you get so excited.’ ”

  • Naly Yang ’96 quoted in Star Tribune

    26 August 2002

    Naly Yang ‘96 was a member of an expert panel quoted in an August 26 Star Tribune story about how couples can balance finances with a desire to go back to school. Yang, the executive director of the St. Paul-based nonprofit Women’s Association of Hmong and Lao Inc., said, “Some things to consider are: Is this solely for personal gratification or will you two benefit, whether financially or socially? Can this be a tradeoff so that I pursue a degree now while you pursue a degree of your own or a hobby later? Ultimately, however, a relationship should be based on more than financial expectations. Growth, whether as a couple or as individuals, also needs to be cultivated. Without that space in a relationship, things can go downhill pretty fast.” Yang was a history and women’s studies major at Carleton.

  • Kao Yang ’03 mentioned in Asian American Press

    23 August 2002

    Kao Yang ‘03 was mentioned in an August 23 Asian American Press story about the University of Minnesota’s Summer 2002 McNair Scholars. Yang, an American studies major with concentrations in cross-cultural studies and gender studies, worked on “The American Mosaic Project” with a member of the sociology department at Minnesota.