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Carleton bids farewell to three art professors

Behind the thick glass doors of the Perlman Art Museum is a tribute to three longtime art professors—Fred Hagstrom, Daniel Bruggeman and Linda Rossi—who are retiring from Carleton at the end of this year. The exhibit, “Chronologia,” shows various works from each of their careers and highlights the impact they…

Exploring the frontier of online OCS

In a normal year, more than  70% of Carls study abroad at least once before graduation, but the near-total suspension of study abroad programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic has rerouted many students’ academic plans. The program “Climate Change and Human Health in Ethiopia: From Science to Practice,” however, was…

Remembering the joyful life of longtime Carleton custodian Teresa Pittman

It’s hard for anyone to picture Teresa Pittman without a smile. She carried it with her everywhere, so much so that her husband Mark Pittman, thinking about something to dedicate in his wife’s memory, said, “is there such a thing as an everybody smile and get along day?”  After 23…

Cold and hungry: how Carleton students survived a severe winter storm in Texas

When Sergio Gonzalez ’23 woke up in Houston on February 17 and checked his faucet to see if his water was running again, he couldn’t believe that he could see his breath indoors.  At first, he thought he had to be dreaming; it couldn’t be that cold inside the house,…

Journalist Isma’il Kushkush talks Malcolm X, personal evolution, and globalization in Black History Month chapel service

After decades of foreign correspondence for major American and international news outlets, Isma’il Kushkush has learned that local stories are never just local.  “Many of these stories are interconnected, so when we talk about national stories, sometimes they have international elements to them. The future is in having a global…

Student podcast on 1918 flu and COVID-19 featured at Northfield Historical Society

As the country is caught in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a couple of Carleton students have turned to history and the community for perspective. Students from two classes—Historians for Hire and Anthropology of Health and Illness—came together over winter break to discuss the parallels between Northfield’s history in…

The friendly tamarin faces of the Primate Cognition Lab

For most students, Hulings Hall  is the location of the Biology and Psychology departments, but for the eight tamarin monkeys in Professor of Psychology Julie Neiworth’s Primate Cognition Lab, Hulings is home.  Since 1998, Neiworth has worked with 32 tamarins spanning three generations, earning four National Institute of Health (NIH)…

Embroidery: the preeminence of craft during COVID

I picked up an embroidery hoop for the first-time in my quarantined free time last spring. Upon returning to campus, I realized that I was in quite good company as a newly fledged embroiderer. Embroidery requires very few supplies. With a hoop, a needle, several thread colors, an article of…

Non-required reading: Carleton faculty share their all-time favorite books

Liz Raleigh, Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of Sociology and Anthropology Certain books have spoken to me at different times. “The Color Purple” is a masterpiece that I loved reading in college, but—rightfully so—the discourse surrounding it continues to evolve. Books are like food to me. Sometimes I want something…