Collage illustration of human figure, a computer keyboard, and a to-do list
Logo: Carleton College Voice, Winter 2024
Collage illustration of human figure, a computer keyboard, and a to-do list
Logo: Carleton College Voice, Winter 2024
A portrait of David Lefkowitz in his studio on the Carleton College campus in Northfield, Minnesota, on November 29, 2023.

Good Looking

The creative output of David Lefkowitz ’85 seems designed to encourage us to look closer—at art, and just maybe, the broader world around us.

Illustration of circuits and a fingerprint overlaid on a humanoid shape

Ghost in the Machine

With AI poised to disrupt education, Carleton’s leaders, librarians, and technologists are working to make sure it supports, not subverts, human intelligence.

Marijuana bill supporters in the Senate Gallery erupted with cheers after the votes were counted and the bill passed. St. Paul, Minn., April 28, 2023

Weed, Freed

Pot is legal in Minnesota, and a Carleton alum was a key player in the push to put racial equity and economic opportunity front and center.

Debra McCray

To Be Young, Gifted, and Black

As the performance troupe she founded, Ebony II (now Synchrony II), turns 50, Debra McCray ’76 reflects on dance, race, and magic.

Women's soccer players celebrating a championship victory in 1981

How Women’s Soccer Came to Carleton—and Triumphed

Today’s women’s varsity soccer team traces its origins to a scrappy group of athletes who launched Carleton’s first club 45 years ago.

Carleton College alumnus Bill Buffett '55 poses for a portrait at his home in Arlington, MA on November 27, 2023

“Over the Hill and Still Climbing”

At 90, Bill Buffett ’55 (above) and Kenneth Fisher ’55 look back—on life lessons, pranks, and acts of service—69 years after Carleton.

Drone photo of foggy Lyman Lakes & Wind Turbine

Envisioning the Carleton of 2033

Progress is already being made towards goals around sustainability, student support, and interdisciplinary studies in Carleton’s strategic plan.

Bald Spot: News from Around & Beyond Campus

College Chaplain Schuyler Vogel

Ministering to the Carleton That Is and Could Be
Chaplain Schuyler Vogel ’07 on providing welcome to people of all faiths and to those, like him, who have many more questions than answers.

Watercolor illustration of the process of carbon removal through soil

Ground-Level Research on Carbon Removal
In the geology department, students and faculty are researching a promising carbon dioxide removal technology.

Polaroid ID-2 Camera

Object Lessons: Polaroid ID-2
In Xavier Tavera‘s art class, the Polaroid ID-2, used in apartheid-era South Africa, offers a touchstone for teaching about representation and repression.

More Bald Spot: Fred Hagstrom’s January 6 Acquired by the SmithsonianThinking Broadly, Creatively, Deeply

Class Notes

Burt Saxon and Kiley Pickens wear Carleton T-Shirts at a tennis court

Winter ’24 Class Notes
See the latest news from your classmates.