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Digital Arts Festival featured in Star Tribune.29 October 2003
Carleton’s Digital Arts Festival was featured in an Oct. 29 Star Tribune article titled “Carleton explores world of digital art.” John Schott, director of media studies and Jesse Kriss ’03 were quoted in the story. Also mentioned was a presentation by Stephen Mohring, assistant professor of art.
Kathleen Foley (development services) quoted in Star Tribune article on downtown Northfield.29 October 2003
Kathleen Foley, director of development services, was quoted in an October 29 article in the Star Tribune titled “Competition tests Northfield shops.” The article reported on the ways downtown Northfield retailers are dealing with the influx of big box retailers like Target, Cub Foods and Menards.
Wellstone memorial service29 October 2003
Rick Kahn ’73, Jeff Blodgett ’83 and Dan Cramer ’89 were interviewed for an October 29 Star Tribune article titled “Countless second guesses follow Wellstone memorial.” All three had worked for the late Senator and former Carleton political science professor Paul Wellstone.
Digital Arts Festival featured in Chronicle of Higher Education.27 October 2003
Carleton’s Digital Arts Festival and John Schott, the James Woodward Strong Professor of Liberal Arts, are featured in an article in the Oct. 31 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education titled “Digital-Arts Festival at Carleton College Reflects the Genre’s Scope.” “What’s at stake isn’t simply showing people that this work exists. It’s trying to understand the implications of being able to express yourself in new media,” Schott says.
Remembering the Wellstones in Pioneer Press.25 October 2003
The legacy of the death Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife, Sheila, and others who died in the crash was remembered in an October 25 Saint Paul Pioneer Press article titled “Shock of crash lingers.” Carleton community members interviewed or mentioned in the article included Jeff Blodgett ’83 and Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science. The story was picked up by the Associate Press and ran in a number of newspapers and news Web sites nationwide.
MPR remembers Paul Wellstone.24 October 2003
Minnesota Public Radio featured a remembrance of the late Senator Paul Wellstone in an October 24 article titled “One year later, Wellstone’s political effect difficult to calculate.” Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was among those interviewed. Schier commented on how Wellstone’s contentious style energized some but alianated others. “…I think it was a tradeoff he was more than happy to make, because I think he believed that by being public and confrontational about his agenda he could have effects on national politics. And he did have significant effects on national politics,” Schier said.
Work of Mary-Claire King ’67 featured on BBC News.23 October 2003
The results of a research study about breast cancer led by Mary-Claire King ’67 was featured on the October 23 BBC News Web site. The New York Breast Cancer Study Group found that women who carry mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have an 80 percent chance of developing breast cancer, but that the onset of the disease was delayed by exercise and healthy weight as an adolescent. “It was a surprise but a source of hope to learn that factors over which we have some control made a difference in the age at which these highest-risk women developed breast cancer,” said King. King majored in mathematics at Carleton and is the A.C.S. Professor of Genetics and Medicine at the University of Washington.
Jim McCorkell ’90 and Admission Possible highlighted in Star Tribune editorial.23 October 2003
Admission Possible and its founder and executive director, Jim McCorkell ’90, were featured in an October 23 Star Tribune editorial titled “College bound: Admission Possible gets it done.” The editorial praised the work of the non-profit organization in its work mentoring and coaching at-risk inner-city youth to help them gradutate high school and get into college. McCorkell majored in political science at Carleton.
Carleton students assist RBNC clean up.22 October 2003
The work of more than 300 Carleton student volunteers was covered in an October 22 Faribault (Minn.) Daily News article titled “Staff, volunters complete River Bend’s amphitheater.” The students helped to clear a hillside for the construction of the River Bend Nature Center’s new outdoor 80-seat amphitheater.
Star Tribune remembers Paul Wellstone’s ties to Northfield.22 October 2003
The late Senator Paul Wellstone, former professor of political science at Carleton, was featured in an October 22 Star Tribune article titled “Wellstone left a mark on the people of Northfield.” Carleton community members mentioned in the article included Mike Casper, professor emeritus of physics, Norman Vig, the Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and Society, Karen Tarrant ’72, Sy Schuster, the Laird Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and the Liberal Arts, Howard Swearer, former president of the College, and Nancy Casper, library assistant interlibrary services.