Posts tagged with “Student Life” (All posts)

  • Chris Lundberg ’05 Battles To Overcome Severe Frostbite and Run Again

    30 April 2010

    Chris Lundberg ’05, a former standout for the Carleton men’s cross country and track and field team, has been battling the effects of extreme frostbite suffered this past winter, and he hopes to join former teammate Matt Hooley ’04 in running in the Eugene Marathon this coming weekend. His journey through this painful ordeal and recovery is chronicled in the April 30 edition of the Register-Guard in Eugene, Ore.

  • Cassat and Memorial Halls Make Star Tribune Headlines

    8 October 2009

    Carleton’s two new residence halls, Cassat and Memorial Halls, made headlines in the Thursday, Oct. 8 edition of the Star Tribune, gracing the front of the metro section. Jenna Ross, the higher education reporter for the paper, writes “It’s not that Carleton’s new dorms aren’t classy or expensive. The beautiful buildings came with a $27.5 million price tag. But the money went into comfy study spaces, rooftop solar panels and wide, bright halls lit by natural light.” Matthew Pieh ’10 (Minnetonka, Minn.) is one of the students quoted in the story. “Students care. That’s something I’ve really seen grow over my three and a half years here,” he says. He loves his new digs.

  • Carleton’s Top Grade on College Sustainability Report Card Grabs Media Attention

    7 October 2009

    Carleton’s recent top grade on the Sustainable Endowments Institute’s College Sustainability Report Card was mentioned in the Wednesday, Oct. 7 edition of the Star Tribune, as well as by Minnesota Public Radio. Carleton, along with fellow Minnesota higher educational institutions Macalester College and University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, all received an A- on the report card, the highest grade awarded by the group. You can view the entire rankings and each included institution’s profile at http://www.greenreportcard.org/.

  • Johnson ’10 Quoted By Inside Higher Ed on “Posse” Experience

    8 July 2009

    Chantel Johnson ’10 of Chicago is quoted in a July 8 story on insidehighered.com regarding her involvement in The Posse Foundation. The program gruops students, or “posses” of 10 to 12 students from underprivileged schools. Those groups of students receive full rides to mostly selective liberal arts schools, attending the same school. Once there, they help each other maneuver in the demanding environment and become leaders for their peers. “If it was not for my posse I would have left Carleton after my freshman year” Johnson stated in an e-mail to insidehered.com. “Don’t get me wrong Carleton College is a great place, but it is difficult and it is a lot different from being at home in Chicago. I love my posse and we have such a strong bond. If I had to give advice to any future scholar it would be to develop a strong relationship with your posse and remember that communication is key.” The story focused on the announcement that Posse will begin recruiting students from Miami-Dade public schools to go to the University of Pennsylvania.

  • This week our feature includes pictures from the all-campus dodgeball game, the Cujokra Improv Show, Farmstock, the career talk by Jacob Titus ’06, the spelling bee and a talk entitled Grassroots Organizing the Wellstone Way by Jeff Blodgett.

  • Early May is full of activities at Carleton College, filling this week’s feature with pictures of Convocation with Edmund Pellegrino, a faculty research exchange titled Dialogos 1, a reading by Brittani Sonnenberg, a talk about GO GIRLS! (Giving Our Girls Inspiration and Resources for Lasting Self-Esteem), MPIRG’s Detox Day, an event about sexual violence called SpeakUp, a talk by José Ovejero, a play by Teatro del Pueblo called “Help Wanted,” and the International Festival.

  • Our “Week in Pictures” photo feature returns for the spring term, as the Carleton campus is abuzz with a wide variety of student activities. Aaron Kaufman’s senior concert, the synchronized swimming team’s annual spring show, Irish guitarist Dáithí Sproule and wind musician Laura MacKenzie’s concert, and sports action photos from men’s and women’s tennis, along with baseball and softball, highlight our images this week.

  • Carleton’s Second Wind Turbine Plans Featured in Star Tribune

    23 February 2009

    Carleton’s plans for installing a second wind turbine was featured in the Monday, Feb. 23 edition of the Star Tribune. The article looks at Carleton and St. Olaf’s wind turbines, which are identical, and wonders in a fun way if there is a “green rivalry” between the two Northfield schools. It’s not a competition, said Chris Erickson ’08, Carleton ENTS educational associate, and others at both schools. The colleges share an interest in renewable energy, and they’ve traded ideas about the turbines.

  • This week’s “Photo Feature: Week in Pictures” contains images from the Jan. 30 convocation, the Dacie Moses 126th birthday celebration brunch, and the panel discussion on the recent Israeli-Gaza conflict.

  • We bring you another weekly installment of our “Week in Pictures.” Winter term at Carleton is in full swing, and we have images of the weekly convocation series by the Wall Street Journal’s Doug Blackmon, photos from “Volunteer from Carleton” and the Lunar New Year celebration, hosted by Carleton’s Asian Students in America. We also have images from the Knights’ home men’s and women’s basketball contests, as well as some swimming images from the Knights’ Carleton Mini-Invite.