Headlines Archive


Mount Holyoke Alum Looks for Climate Change Clues in Ice

Each year, Katey Walter Anthony ’98 spends five months in some of the planet’s most remote and inhospitable locales: Alaska, Siberia, and the Arctic Circle. An aquatic ecosystem ecologist, she’s searching for clues to climate change. Such fieldwork is not for the faint of heart—Anthony regularly faces the perils of walking on thin ice (she’s fallen […]

Originally posted: July 11, 2014 »

Colorado College Graduate to Meet Demise in 'Game of Thrones'

Social media strategist Andrew Nathanson ’13 created this sigil in honor Dave Goldblatt ’06. The latter faces his literary doom at the hands of “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin. Author George R.R. Martin is plotting to kill Dave Goldblatt ’06, and the intended victim could not be more thrilled. Goldblatt recently donated $20,000 […]

Originally posted: July 11, 2014 »

St. Olaf Students Create a Training Program for Cochlear Implant Users

St. Olaf News Students work to create a training program for cochlear implant users July 9, 2014 St. Olaf students Brandon Cash ’16 (left) and Rachel Bash ’15 work on a recording they will use in the training program for cochlear implant users they are developing this summer with Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeremy Loebach. […]

Originally posted: July 11, 2014 »

State-of-the-art Geochemistry Lab at Bryn Mawr Serves Students, Faculty and Visiting Scientists

Clair Johnson ’16 and Shakhari Badgett ’17 at work in the geochemistry lab When Carie M. Frantz wanted to study the chemical makeup of stromatolites from Wyoming to better understand the environment of the area during the warmest period of the Cenozoic Era, she knew she’d have to conduct her research in a lab with […]

Originally posted: July 11, 2014 »

Pomona Professor’s New Book Helps Readers Avoid Being Duped by Devious Data

By Mary Marvin 8:15 am July 3, 2014 Research, Faculty If you’re relying on the outcome of the Super Bowl to predict the direction of the stock market, you might want to think again, says Gary Smith, professor of economics at Pomona College and author of the new book Standard Deviation: Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, and […]

Originally posted: July 7, 2014 »

Augustana Professor to Study Irish Street Performers

April  23, 2014 Minnesota native Dr. Adam Kaul has no family connection to Ireland. But a backpacking trip shortly after earning his undergraduate degree at Minnesota State Moorhead helped him fall in love with the isle he now considers his second home. Adam Kaul Kaul, an associate professor of anthropology, refers to trips to Ireland as […]

Originally posted: July 7, 2014 »

Fifty Years Later, St. Olaf Alumni Return Pilfered Carleton College Pennant

St. Olaf News Star Tribune chronicles the return of a pilfered pennant June 30, 2014 St. Olaf President David R. Anderson ’74 (right) and Carleton President Steven G. Poskanzer hold the recently returned pennant. “When Charles ‘Chuck’ Schwenk showed up at his 50-year reunion at St. Olaf College last month, he didn’t come empty-handed,” notes […]

Originally posted: July 3, 2014 »

Mount Holyoke Alum Reimagines Penn Station

When Mia Landsbergis ’14 visited MHC as a high school student, she noticed the campus’s famed beauty. But she also looked at it through the eyes of a future architectural studies major. “I really liked the diversity of the landscape, and how all the buildings had the same feel,” she says. “The older architecture of […]

Originally posted: July 3, 2014 »

Swarthmore Alum Helps to Make New York Times Crossword Puzzle More Hip

Anna Schectman ’12: The Hip, New Voice Behind The Times Crossword Fast Company: The 23-Year-Old Wordsmith Behind the Hip, New Voice of The Times Crossword Puzzle The answers to the May 29th New York Times crossword puzzle included “epicness,” “twitter hashtag,” “where it’s at,” and “hell no.” Although the 61-year-old Will Shortz edits every single submission […]

Originally posted: July 3, 2014 »