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This page contains a list of all Featured Articles that have appeared on the Main Page of CarlWiki so far.

To nominate an article for a future week, see CarlWiki:Featured Article nominations.



Division Street

Carleton College is a private liberal arts college located in Northfield, Minnesota. It has about 2,000 students and is consistently ranked in the top 10 U.S. News and World Report Best Liberal Arts Colleges. Named for benefactor William Carleton shortly after its founding in 1866, it has risen from the small congregational school that Thorstein Veblen attended to become what the Chicago Daily Tribune described in 1961 as a "little Harvard."

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Week 20

The Carleton Daily

The Carleton Daily was a publication that replaced both The Carletonian and the NNB during Winter Term 1977 and Spring Term 1977. It suffered difficulties filling space and was a financial loss, resulting in a switch back to the separate Carletonian and NNB publications that remain today. Nevertheless, it did play an important role in Carleton history, including the first appearance of Joe Fabeetz.

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Week 19

Division Street

Division Street is the commercial center of the town of Northfield, and home to many of the most popular locations for Carleton students to visit, including the Goodbye Blue Monday coffee shop and the Just Food co-op. It is also home to countless art stores and boutiques, as well as a museum commemorating the events that occurred when an attempt by Jesse James to rob the First Interstate Bank of Northfield was thwarted. These events are also celebrated during an annual festival known as the Defeat of Jesse James Days.

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Week 18

John Nason

John Nason '26 was the fifth president of Carleton College, and the only one to be an alumnus, having graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Philosophy. He replaced Laurence Gould in 1962, having previously served as professor and then president at Swarthmore College. During his tenure, the college built the West Gym, Cowling Recreation Center, and Watson Hall, demolished Gridley Hall, switched to trimesters and implemented coeducational dormitories.

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Week 17

Geese and a lake)

Cowling Arboretum is a preserved area of approximately 880 acres adjacent to the campus. It was named for College President Donald J. Cowling, who was instrumental to its formation. It provides an area for students to relax, play and exercise, as well as being useful to students and professors of Biology and Geology. It is officially designated as a State Game Refuge and is home to some rare flora and fauna.

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Week 16

Gridley Hall (on a postcard)

Gridley Hall, also sometimes called Ladies Hall, was a women's dormitory and dining hall that existed from 1882 to 1967 where the Concert Hall stands today, on the east side of campus. It housed over 100 female students and had such features as a gymnasium in its basement. Its legacy remains on campus today, as several things are named for it, including a student-run web server.

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Week 15

Bust of Schiller

The Bust of Johann Friedrich von Schiller is a campus artifact that is central to Carleton traditions. Frequently "borrowed" by students, the bust has made appearances at sporting events, in pictures with every college president since Lawrence Gould, and at Bill Clinton's commencement address in 2000. Eighteen inches tall, he has endured catastrophes to a symbol of many Carleton organizations, most notably the Schiller Society. Although taken several times each term, he has always been returned.

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Week 14

Gould Library

Gould Library is Carleton's main library, located across from the Bald Spot between Leighton Hall and Laird. A popular study location, it offers four floors, three computer labs, seven reference librarians, and one stuffed Emperor penguin named Oscar, a precious artifact donated by namesake former geology professor and college president Laurence McKinley Gould. It is also home to a large number of works of art, most visibly the Carleton Arch. The Bridge, the catalog of both Carleton and St. Olaf's collections, recently reached 1,000,000 entries.

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Week 12/13

Friday Flowers

Friday Flowers is a short film directed by and starring then-seniors Greg Poduska '05 and Ahmad Yilmaz '05 that was entered in DVD Fest 2005. It won the audience's hearts with its sweetness, humor, and Belle & Sebastian soundtrack, taking the Audience Choice award as well as Second Place. Shot entirely in widescreen, the film was a technical achievement as well. It depicts the efforts of Frankie, a geeky senior, trying to win a girlfriend before Valentine's Day by giving Friday Flowers to several random girls.

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DVD Fest 2005 logo

DVD Fest 2005 is a short film festival sponsored by CarlMug that was held in the Concert Hall on the Saturday of eighth week during Winter Term 2005. It was primarily organized by Michael Moore '06. It featured 26 student-made entries, more than any previous DVD Fest. The winning entries were "Grounded," "Friday Flowers," and "Today I Took a Bath." In comparison, the previous year's festival, DVD Fest 2004, had 22 entries. The selection included several parodies, such as "Kill Jill" and "Northern Lights," musicals, including "Comps Blues" and "EP."