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Two day after Hayden Tsutsui ‘16 was named to the 2013 D3baseball.com All-Midwest Region First Team and picked up distinction as the region’s Rookie-of-the-Year, the outfielder received an even bigger honor when he was selected as the 2013 D3baseball.com national Rookie-of-the-Year.
This past Sunday, students listened to individuals, some residents of the Laura Baker Services Organization, some from the local high school and Carleton College, share stories about living with disability.
The Carleton Student Association (CSA) recently released the results for the latest Senate Liaison election.
Now that spring has finally arrived, the leaves have returned to the trees and flowers to the ground! It’s the perfect time to get out into the arboretum and look around for spring wildflowers.
Sponsored by Alumni Relations, American Studies, CAMS, SHAC and SUMO, film producer and Carleton alumni Demitrius Bagley ‘92 gave a screening of his documentary “Vegucated” on Tuesday, May 5th.
Long-time author of the New York Times Magazine’s ethics column Randy Cohen delivered the last convocation address of the academic year on goodness and ethical conduct.
Harper Makowsky ‘14, in her first head directorial gig, assembled the dynamic cast that produced basically 105 straight minutes of bawling in ETB’s production of I Hate Hamlet, a 90s work by American playwright Paul Rudnick that ran last week in Little Norse.
Students raised money for the Northfield Community Action Center’s food shelf while enjoying warm soup served in hand-made bowls at the 9th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser last Friday.
Two more Carleton students, Muira McCammon ’13 and Daria Kieffer ’13, have received Fulbright Scholarships for the upcoming year. Both Kieffer and McCammon will be traveling to Turkey, where they will work as English Teaching Assistants while also conducting independent research projects on the side.
The party is over. The curtains fell not with a bang but a whimper on Room Draw 2013 at 9:15 on Thursday evening amidst a flurry of Goodhue doubles and selection-forfeiture forms.
Noah Salomon, assistant professor of religion, has been awarded a portion of a grant from the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft or DFG) to work on a collaborative project on the conceptualization and transmission of Islamic knowledge in contemporary Africa. The grant, directed by Professor Ruediger Seesemann at the University of Bayreuth, will support Salomon's fieldwork and writing. The DFG looks to provide sustainable support for young researchers, the interdisciplinarisation of the sciences and humanities, and facilitate networking in the field of research.
Steven Schier, Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, has published a new book, The American Elections of 2012, out this month from Routledge publishers. The book assembles leading political scientists and political journalists to explain the 2012 election results and their implications for America’s future. In addition to assessing election results, the book examines the consequences of the large ambitions of the Obama presidency and the political and policy risks entailed in the pursuit of those ambitions. Schier coedited the book with Janet Box-Steffensmeier of Ohio State University, as well as co-authoring a chapter in the book on the 2012 general election campaign.
Mikaela Schmitt-Harsh, Robert A. Oden, Jr., Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Liberal Arts in Environmental Studies, published an article in the journal Urban Forestry & Urban Greening entitled “Zoning, land use, and urban tree canopy cover: The importance of scale.” Given the declines in urban tree canopy cover in the United States, the paper discusses the current importance of understanding the factors that influence the distribution of urban trees. The article is co-authored with colleagues Sarah Mincey and Rich Thurau at Indiana University.
Jack Goldfeather, William H. Laird Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science, and the Liberal Arts, published a paper "Methods to Identify Individual Eddy Structures in Turbulent Flow" in the April 2013 ed. of Tsinghua Science and Technology. The journal aims to aims to highlight scientific achievements in computer science, electronic engineering, and other IT fields. Goldfeather’s article discusses turbulent flows, which are intrinsic to many processes in science and engineering. The paper explains the critical importance of understanding the physics of turbulence, despite the difficulty that comes with quantifying their complex interactions between the individual eddies in these flows. Goldfeather and his co-authors propose several new approaches for addressing these challenges.
Three St. Olaf College classics students won top honors in the national Maurine Dallas Watkins Translation Contests.
Grace Koch '15 won the Intermediate Greek category, while Chance Bonar '15 took second place in the same portion of the contest. Koch also took third place in both the Advanced Latin and Koine Greek categories, a string of strong finishes that follow her success in last year's competition. Kaitlin Coats '13 took second place in the Advanced Prose Composition portion of the contest.
St. Olaf has had at least one winner at the Watkins event every year since 1980, and has the best record in the competition of any school in the country.
The contest is organized by Eta Sigma Phi, the honorary society for classical studies.
Carleton hosted the “5K for Hope,” a fun run/walk on Saturday, May 11 in the Cowling Arboretum, with proceeds benefiting The Hope Center, whose mission is to create zero tolerance for sexual and domestic violence through Healing, Outreach, Prevention and Education. Student videographer Gisell Calderon '16 was on site to capture the sights and sounds of the event.
La CROSSE, Wis. - St. Olaf sophomore Dani Larson was seventh in the high jump on Friday at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships to earn All-America honors.
Carleton College’s regionally-ranked duo of senior Bridget Doyle and junior Anne Lombardi saw their season end following a 6-1, 6-2 defeat in the opening round of the doubles bracket at the NCAA Championships.
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Kevin Cook, who served as director of skiing at St. Olaf since 2006, stepped away to pursue other opportunities.
La CROSSE, Wis. - St. Olaf senior distance runner Emma Lee ran to a sixth place, All-America finish in the 10,000-meter run at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday.