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Goals by Sam Hayward and Alex Griese lifted the Carleton College men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory at Bethel University. This was the Knights’ first conference win of the season.
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate and champion for women’s right to education, has expressed her interest in going to Stanford University. However, Stanford has issued a statement th
Google has recently launched a high-tech art gallery at the Cultural Institute in Paris. Spearheaded by Bombay native Amit Sood, the project’s goal is to digitally replicate and curate all art and cul
Pardon our dust. St. Olaf College has recently adopted the massive undertaking of renovating Holland Hall and Rolvaag Memorial Library. While construction is well underway in Rolvaag and expected to b
St. Olaf College is part of a diverse coalition of public and private colleges that is coming together with the goal of improving the college admission application process for all students.
The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success is developing a free platform of online tools to streamline the experience of planning for and applying to college. The initial iteration of the planning tools will be available to high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors beginning in January 2016.
In creating this platform, these colleges and universities — which also include Carleton College and the University of Minnesota — hope to recast the college admission process from something that is transactional and limited in time into a more engaged, ongoing, and educationally reaffirming experience. They also hope to motivate a stronger college-going mindset among students of all backgrounds, especially those from low-income families or underrepresented groups who have historically had less access to leading colleges and universities.
“This free platform will allow high school students to assemble and share a digital portfolio with counselors, teachers, and mentors, which will hopefully alleviate some of the angst that college applications can generate,” says St. Olaf Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Chris George ’94. “And because students will be able to add multimedia elements such as images, audio recordings, and videos to this platform, it will provide us with new information to assist us in our holistic review of each applicant.”
The coalition currently includes more than 80 public and private universities and colleges across the United States that have made a commitment to make college affordable and accessible for students from diverse backgrounds, and for students to be successful in completing their education. The coalition, which continues to add members, will be working over the next few months to develop tools and processes that are intended to address many of the barriers that prevent students from attending college or successfully earning a degree.
“Instead of just submitting a written essay the summer before senior year, the coalition wants students to start building a multimedia application portfolio in ninth grade,” notes a story in the Pioneer Press that highlights the Minnesota schools involved in the coalition.
Later this year, the coalition will share details about new college planning and application tools that will streamline the admission and financial-aid processes and allow students to begin planning for college much earlier in their high school years. The online tools — which will include a digital portfolio, a collaboration platform, and an application portal — seek to reshape the process of applying to college as the culmination of students’ development over the course of their high school careers, reducing the unfamiliarity of the application and leveling the playing field for all students. The application will add another option to all the ways that students currently apply for college.
Members of the coalition include public universities that have affordable tuition along with need-based financial aid for in-state residents, and private colleges and universities that provide sufficient financial aid to meet the full, demonstrated financial need of every domestic student they admit. Coalition schools graduate at least 70 percent of their students within six years, with many having much higher graduation rates — including St. Olaf, which has a graduation rate of 87 percent.
“We’re excited to be a member of a group of colleges and universities committed to outcomes — something that St. Olaf has been a leader on since we launched our Outcomes initiative several years ago,” George says.
The Carleton College men’s golf team finished 17th at the Twin Cities Classic, a result not too surprising given that this was the first collegiate tournament for three of the five players in the Knights’ lineup.
Head Coach Cassie Kosiba is pleased to announce the addition of six newcomers to the 2015-16 roster; Anne Hamilton, CeCe Leone, Maddie Talamantes, Caroline Hull, Anna Fierek, and Annabelle Leahy. The Knights begin practice on October 15th and will open their season with a home game on November 14th against the University of Northwestern.
After leading the Knights to a 2-1 record including a win over nationally ranked Augsburg, Carleton volleyball players Lucy Stevens and Camille Benson were named Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Athletes of the Week.
Senior tallies fourth career win, Knights victorious for second straight week.
“Kenneth was an incredibly sensitive human being, musician….he was able to capture the hearts and minds of the singers who performed with him and there was always a humbleness about his music making,”
There are few students at St. Olaf who do not look forward to morning omelets in the caf. But now, a sign hangs pointedly outside of the caf. It reads: “Due to egg shortages nationwide, we’re offering
Supportive roommates, curious onlookers and devoted theater geeks filled Ytterboe Lounge on the night of September 19, 2015. 7:30 P.M. marked the performance of the 24-Hour Play Festival, the first D
We have all been warned of the dangers of social media. In every conversation regarding blogging, tweeting or posting, one warning is consistently restated: once you put something on the Internet, the
The Knights wrapped up their brief fall season with matches at the ITA Midwest Regional held in St. Peter, Minn. Danielle Vasiliev advanced to the quarterfinals of the singles draw, while Kristina Conrad and Alana Danieau made it equally far in the doubles draw.
Ava Lewis gave Carleton College women’s soccer the early lead, but the Knights surrendered a pair of late goals in dropping a 3-1 result to visiting College of Saint Benedict.
In a hard-fought match, the Carleton College men’s soccer team earned a 1-1 double-overtime draw against national No. 20 Saint John’s University. After surrendering a very early score, the Knights notched the equalizer on Peter Passalino’s first goal of the season. Neither team could break the deadlock, even though Carleton finished with a 21-8 advantage in shots taken.
Despite outscoring the nationally-ranked opposition in the second half, the Carleton College football team (1-3, 0-2 MIAC) was unable to erase the early deficit and fell to host No. 23 Bethel University (3-1, 2-0 MIAC), 58-21. Starting quarterback Zach Creighton proved to be a bright spot in the loss, contributing on each of the Knights three touchdowns on the day.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.— For the second consecutive season, the Carleton Knight volleyball team upset a nationally-ranked opponent on the road, with this victory coming in the form of a thrilling five-set win (25-23, 22-25, 25-23, 18-25, 15-7) against No. 19-ranked Augsburg Saturday afternoon in the Augsburg Triangular at Si Melby Hall.
On Wednesday, April 29 the Political Awareness Committee invited former Republican senator Olympia Snowe to speak to the St. Olaf community. She served as one of Maine's senators from 1995 to 2013. Sn
At this year's White House Correspondents Association Dinner, after President Obama's remarks on Hillary Clinton's efforts to gain funds for her 2016 Presidential Race, the president's anger translato