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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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Carleton news

  • 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) and Wayne Carver (March 15) died recently. In addition, Professor Qiguang Zhao died on March 13th.
  • Bridges to Mai-Fete and Stewsie Islands were closed for rebuilding in February. They were reopened just before Week 10.
  • 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
  • Barnes and Noble took over management of the Carleton Bookstore on October 20.
  • Hudlin Wagner, has announced her retirement, effective in June 2015.
  • 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.
  • 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


Coming up on campus

  • Friday, February 20, Convocation: Founder of Restaurant Opportunities Centers, Saru Jayaraman, 10:50am, Skinner Memorial Chapel
  • Friday, February 27, Convocation: Investigative journalist Kelsey Timmerman puts a human face on the global economy, 10:50am, Skinner Memorial Chapel
  • Thursday - Friday, March 12 13, Reading Days
  • Saturday - Monday, March 14 -16, Exams
  • March 17 - 29, Spring Break

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