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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- The Carleton Board of Trustees approved the promotion to professor of the following faculty members: Roger Bechtel (theater), Joseph Chihade (chemistry), Carol Donelan (cinema and media studies), Nathan D. Grawe (economics), Stephen Mohring (art), Annette Nierobisz (sociology), and Matthew S. Rand (biology).
- Kelly Connole, Associate Professor of Art, won a 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Ceramic Artists. Connole teaches ceramics and metalsmithing. Her work has been exhibited nationally and she has received numerous awards including a McKnight Residency and a Jerome Foundation Project Grant.
- Eclipse finished 2nd at the D-III Women's Nationals and GOP finished 3rd at Division III Nationals.
- The college awarded tenure to seven faculty members. Roger Bechtel, associate professor of theater, Catherine Fortin, assistant professor of linguistics, Tun Myint, assistant professor of political science, Asuka Sango, assistant professor of religion, Katherine St. Clair, assistant professor of mathematics, David Tompkins, assistant professor of history, and Jennifer Wolff, assistant professor of biology earned the status this year.
- Carleton alumni and other Northfielders gave every student a flower for Friday Flowers in the early morning. In the afternoon, the St. Olaf student organization delivered another flower for each student with a hand-written note attached. Northfield News
- Three members of the class of 2015 were killed in an automobile crash on the north edge of Northfield on Friday, 28 February. James Adams, Michael Goodgame, and Paxton Harvieux died in the accident. William Sparks ('15) and Conor Eckert ('17) were injured. The five were members of the Carleton Ultimate Team and on the way to catch a plane for California, where CUT was to participate in the Stanford Invitational. Minneapolis Star Tribune
- The Counterfactuals, a band made up of Carleton philosophy profs Daniel Groll, Andy Flory, and Jason Decker and St. Olaf musicologist Mike Fuerstein held a record release party at the Reub for their first recording, "Minimally Decent People." These Northfield Professors Rock, Minneapolis Star Tribune
- Ian Barbour, Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology and Society died on December 24, age 90. He taught at Carleton from 1955 until his retirement in 1986. In 1999, Barbour was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.
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- Thursday 19 June - Sunday 22 June, Reunion
- Tuesday 24 June - Friday 27 June, Summer Teaching Institute I
- Saturday 5 July - Friday 11 July, Liberal Arts Experience
- Sunday 6 July - Friday 25 July, Summer Writing Program
- Sunday 6 July - Friday 25 July, Summer Language and Global Issues Institute
- Tuesday 8 July - Friday 11 July, Summer Teaching Institute II
- Sunday 13 July - Friday 1 August, Summer Science Institute I
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- Sunday 20 July - Friday 8 August, Summer Science Institute II
- Sunday 27 July - Friday 15 August, Summer Humanities Institute
- Sunday 27 July - Saturday 2 August, Ultimate Summer Program
- Thursday 4 September - Friday 5 September, New Faculty Orientation
- Tuesday 9 September, Faculty Retreat
- Tuesday 9 September - Sunday 14 September, New Student Week
- Friday 12 September, Campus Housing Opens
- Monday 15 September, Fall Term Classes Begin
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