The online home for collaborative projects between St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges in Northfield, Minnesota.


Musical Collaboration, 125 Years Ago

A story of collaboration well before Broadening the Bridge, courtesy of St. Olaf archivist Jeff Sauve: October 5, 2016, marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of the St. Olaf Band. And if that is not enough to celebrate, our long-time neighbor across the river,...

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Spring 2016 grant awards!

Carleton Dean of the College Beverly Nagel and St. Olaf Provost and Dean of the College Marci Sortor have announced the fifth round of collaborative grants through the colleges’ “Broadening the Bridge” grant project, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In...

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Political Psychology Posters

In April 2015, Carleton Professor Greg Marfleet led a group of St. Olaf and Carleton students to the Midwest Political Science Association meeting in Chicago, where they presented posters that reflected their work in Marfleet's course on the political psychology of...

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Broadening the Bridge is a collaborative effort between St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges. A strong bridge is already sustained through the link between the two libraries, but we aim to extend our reach to one another.

Academic projects and endeavors are some of the main ways we can extend our collaboration. Carleton and St. Olaf will use competitively awarded re-grants to foster faculty development of shared projects and courses that build bridges across the academic programs at our two colleges and lay the structural—and cultural—foundations for curricular collaborations. These grants will provide faculty and staff with the resources—most importantly, time—to jointly develop and test collaborative academic models. These grants to faculty and staff will support exploration and pilot activities with potential for substantive collaborations, both in formal classroom curricula and experiential learning.