Remember when I wrote recently about how old Northfield rivals Carleton College and St. Olaf College would be teaming up for some projects soon? Looks like it’s already happening in the music scene.
In researching my list of Minnesota college campuses that are closed today because of the deep freeze, I noticed that Carleton College was going ahead with its first day of the session. On Twitter it sent out the photo above with the remark: Yes, it’s cold. Yes, we’re holding classes. I asked campus spokesman Eric Read more →
Northfield’s old rivals — St. Olaf College and Carleton College — are teaming up to save costs. A $1.4 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will have them jointly run some areas of their information technology, administration — even academic programming. St. Olaf President David Anderson said sharing some college operations would be Read more →
Carleton College classics professor Clara Shaw Hardy tells the Star Tribune that the college’s Pathways website, which helps students figure out how to turn a liberal-arts degree into a career, reflects a relatively recent parental desire to make such education relevant: “When I got here 20 years ago, I know I would have found it almost offensive. Read more →
Carleton College has placed fourth on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of 10 colleges with the highest percentage of alumni donors — with more than half giving to the college — suggesting that graduates there are very happy with the college experience they received. U.S. News reports, though, that alumni giving is generally Read more →
Carleton College senior Claire Weinberg blogs about the pros and cons of various living arrangements at the school, from living alone to sharing an apartment with half a dozen people. When I was in school, our only official option was to share a room with another person. (My roommate moved out to join a fraternity Read more →
Looks like Carleton College has made The Huffington Post’s list of brainiest colleges, based on a Unigo ranking. Here’s what it had to say about the place: With a reputation as one of the country’s top private liberal arts colleges and intimate class sizes, Carleton is an ideal environment for students who want their college Read more →
Man, Northfield must just bring out the warm fuzzies in everyone there. We’ve seen how St. Olaf is apparently among the friendliest colleges for junior faculty. Now Carleton across town has made The Huffington Post’s list of friendliest colleges. Here’s what the site has to say: Over the years, Carleton students have created a laundry Read more →