Carleton builds reputation with winning athletics

March 16, 2008

The Globe & Mail credits Carleton University's men's basketball team for the university's successful transition from "Last Chance U" to being a popular university choice.  The Carleton Ravens hope to win their sixth consecutive national title at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Final 8.  Carleton's president, Dr. Samy Mahmoud, reports that the team's success has had an impact on the institution's outlook: "Sports are no longer an ancillary activity here.  It's at the core of what we do."  Applications to Carleton went up by 11% in 2006-07 and 8% again this year.  The Globe & Mail