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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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From CarlWiki's newest articles:

  • ...that Carleton's first Director of Computer Activities in 1964 was Graham Kimble?
  • ...that physics prof Nelson Christensen and several of his students authored papers announcing the discovery of gravitational waves predicted by Einstein a hundred years ago?
  • ...that 16-term Congressman, Robert Kastenmeier, was a Carleton graduate?
  • ...that Carleton got its name because the carriage of its first president James W. Strong was hit by a train in Boston?
  • ...that when Horace Goodhue, Jr. began teaching at Northfield College, he taught 14 classes a day?
  • ...that Deanna Haunsperger, professor of mathematics, received the M. Gweneth Humphreys Award?
  • tt Carleton wind turbines
  • ...that Carleton's second wind turbine was dedicated in 2011?
  • ...that Carleton named Steven G. Poskanzer as its president in 2010?
  • ...that the DVD Fest was renamed for 2010 as The Golden Schillers?
  • ...that Julia Larson '14 organized a chapter of The Long Now Foundation on campus?
  • ...that T. J. Stiles' book, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, won the National Book Award for nonfiction and the Pulitizer Prize for biography and that his 2016 book, Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America won the best biography prize from the Western Writers of America?
  • ...that Northfield Metro Express has replaced the Co-op bus and offers $22.00 round trips (on buses equipped with wifi) to many stops in the Twin Cities?

Carleton news

  • Eleanor Zelliot died June 5th. She was 89 years old. Zelliot taught History at Carleton from 1969 until her retirement in 1997 as the Laird Bell Professor of History emerita. She was one of the foremost experts on the history of the Dalits (Untouchables) and their leader, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and directed the ACM India Studies Program in Pune four times.
  • Eclipse, Carleton's D-III women's ultimate team, which was seeded 8th, won the women's division of the D-3 College Championship on May 22. They defeated the team from Rice University, to which they had lost each of the past two years. College Championship web site
  • David Porter, professor of classics and music at Carleton from 1962-1987 and interim president, 1986-1987, died on March 25 at age 80.
  • Graham Kimble, Carleton's first Director of Data Processing died at 85. He had retired from Carleton in 1980.
  • Gravity Researchers
    Physics professor Nelson Christensen, two students (Nathaniel Strauss ’16 and Jialun Luo ’16), and three recent students (Tom Callister ’13, Santiago Caride ’08, and Tomoki Isogai ’10) were co-authors of the papers that announced the detection of gravitational waves that had been predicted by Einstein a century ago. Pictured left to right, front row: Nathaniel Strauss, Nelson Christensen, and Jialun Luo. Left to right, back row: Yuping Huang, Max Rohde, Jacob Broida, and Emily Longley. Carleton press release.
  • Don Rawitsch, '72 was "interviewed" on Reddit about his role in creating the famous "Oregon Trail" computer game
  • Syzygy beat Tufts 15-13 in the Prequarters of Division 1 Women's Ultimate Championships. Then they lost 9-15 to Ohio State in the Quarters. Lucia Childs-Walker was named to the All-Tournament Starting Seven
  • Dr. Carolyn H. Livingston was named vice president for student life and dean of students, replacing Hudlin Wagner, who is retiring in June.
  • The Counterfactuals, an "indie-pop" group of Carleton (Daniel Groll and Jason Decker,philosophy and Andy Flory, music) and St. Olaf (Mike Fuerstein, philosophy) faculty have been chosen to play at the 2015 Minnesota Music Summit. The performance will be April 10 at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul.
  • Emeriti faculty Diet Prowe (March 7), Wayne Carver (March 15), and Roger Kirchner '58 (March 31) died recently. In addition, Professor Qiguang Zhao died on March 13th.
  • Maya Warren '07 and her UW-Madison grad school lab partner, Amy DeJong, won the million dollar first prize in CBS TV's Amazing Race Interview: Host Madison


Coming up on campus

  • Monday, Mar 28, Spring Term Classes Begin
  • Friday, Apr 1, Convocation: Greg Lukianoff, attorney speaking on freedom of expression in academia, 10:50am, Skinner Memorial Chapel
  • Friday, Apr 8, Convocation: Mark McClusky '84, speaking on sport science, 10:50am, Skinner Memorial Chapel
  • Friday, Apr 8, Accepted Student Days, 5:00pm
  • Saturday, Apr 9, Superhero Dance, 10:30pm, Cowling
  • Friday, Apr 15, Convocation: Larkin McPhee, documentary film maker, 10:50am, Skinner Memorial Chapel
  • Friday, Apr 15, Accepted Student days, 5:00pm
  • Friday, Apr 22, Convocation: Morgan Weiland '06, first amendment attorney, 10:50am, Skinner Memorial Chapel
  • Saturday, Apr 30, Cowling Dance, 10:30pm


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