The Carleton Progressive
The Carleton Progressive, commonly referred to on campus as the Progressive, is a liberal publication started by Brian Klaas and Tommy Walker in Fall Term 2005. Other founding members include Jason Perkins and David Schraub. The magazine normally comes out biweekly, for five total issues a term.
During the summer of 2006, the Carleton Progressive was awarded a $2000 grant from Campus Progress, a subdivision of the Center for American Progress in Washington D.C.. This grant, which is awarded to the highest quality left-leaning student publications in the country, will help the Progressive grow both in quality and in distribution.
The Progressive also recruits articles from influential personalities in politics, and has so far included exclusive articles from former Vice President Walter Mondale, Professor Julian Westerhout, and State Senator/Candidate for Attorney General Steve Kelley. On September 15th, 2006, the Progressive's first issue of the term will feature an exclusive interview with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman.
Also, at the end of September, the Progessive has arranged to bring comedian Al Franken, U.S. Senate candidate Amy Klobuchar, and Attorney General candidate Steve Kelley to campus to share their views with the student body, staff, and community members.
If you would like to get involved with the organization, please contact Brian Klaas at klaasb <at> carleton.edu.