Carleton students and staff members celebrate the end of steam power on May 21. Photo by Julian White-Davis.
At around 3 p.m. on Friday, May 21, Carleton turned off steam power for the last time ever. This concludes 111 years of using steam to fuel our campus and help students survive Minnesota winters. The college has now fully transitioned to hot water geothermal power, a shift that indicates
Students attend an outdoor choir and a cappella concert on Saturday, May 22. Attendees were asked to sit with their pod and masks were required as the event exceeded 30 people. Photo by Julian White-Davis.
In a May 14 email, Dean Carolyn Livingston announced that individuals and small groups will no longer be required to wear masks outside. A subsequent email defined a “small group” as 30 or fewer people. The new protocol was met with surprise from the student body, alongside a number of
Number of weekly reservations this Spring Term for various outdoor sites on campus. Graphic courtesy of Amelia Broman.
Reservations for outdoor spaces on campus have increased in recent weeks as the weather warms and more Carleton community members reach full vaccination status. Using Carleton’s online reservation portal, The Carletonian gathered data on weekly reservations for outdoor spaces—including typical social spaces such as Mai Fete and the Hill of
Student protestors in downtown Northfield demonstrate support for Palestine in the wake of escalating violence with Israel. Photo by Art Onwumere.
Over the past two weeks, the Carleton Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), a progressive student organization, organized three rallies downtown in support of Palestine. A rapid response rally on Wednesday, May 12, and a larger rally on Saturday, May 15 showed solidarity for Palestinians in the face of recent intense
The artist’s unique original designs. These are called “flashes”—pieces the artist has designed to be tattooed on anyone who wants one. The artist also does commission pieces. Photo courtesy of artist submission.
Tattoos are becoming more and more popular with younger generations. This week, the Carletonian’s Tali Emlen sat down with a young tattoo artist to talk about his experiences with the art. He shares his connection to tattoos both by creating them and showing off his own, providing insight into the
Batjargal, in traditional Mongolian clothing, stands in front of the yurt, which was set up on the Chapel lawn. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Rew.
Bat-Orgil Batjargal, otherwise known as Bata or “the Mongol” as he signs off his emails, is a well-known figure on Carleton College’s campus. A senior Computer Science and Mathematics major, Bata is famous for his friendly demeanor and habit of sparking up conversation with anyone he runs into. Over Midterm
"What a great group of women! So much to be proud of throughout the season and at the MIAC Championships. 3rd place team finish and 1st place individual finish for Kristin! Go Knights!" Photo courtesy of @carletonwgolf.
This spring athletic season marked an unprecedented one at Carleton College. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there were no fans in the stands, and teams did not start practicing until a weeklong campus-wide quarantine was completed during the first week of the academic term in early April. Masks were required to
“We buried him on the 50 yard line after midnight prior to the homecoming game, kept the dirt in a trash can and waited until half time. With the band playing, we ran out to unbury him, but we had been found out. The groundskeeper said he saw a slight
Spring Term is typically defined by warm weather, cookouts, fishing, relaxed rules and, perhaps most importantly, outdoor sports. Spring sports this year spent much of the fall and winter in extreme doubt, with an intense on-campus debate culminating in a statement released by the spring sport athletes and President Steve
This morning, Alison Byerly was announced as the 12th president of Carleton College, succeeding Steven Poskanzer. President Byerly will take office on August 1, 2021. Earlier this week, the Carletonian had the opportunity to interview Byerly over Zoom, speaking with the incoming president about her time at Middlebury and Lafayette,
Many Carls will vaguely recall the chilly November afternoon that marked the downfall of Northfield’s historic Archer House River Inn, which, along with beloved restaurants Chapati and Smoqehouse, was forced to close for the foreseeable future due to severe structural damages as a result of an accidental fire in the
President Poskanzer took a series of photos with the bust of Schiller, borrowing the romantic poet from the “Guardians of Schiller,” during his first term on campus. Photos provided by Steven Poskanzer.
President Poskanzer exit interview: a conversation on legacy, racial equity, climate change, and the post-pandemic future of liberal arts colleges
On August 28, 2020, President Steven Poskanzer announced to the Board of Trustees his intention to step down as president following the end of this academic year while staying on as a professor of Political Science. Poskanzer’s departure ends an eleven-year tenure as Carleton’s president. Halfway through Poskanzer’s final term
On April 28, Freddie Gillespie cemented his spot among the best basketball players in the world when he signed a two-year deal for the NBA minimum (around $900,000 per year). Gillespie, who hails from the Twin Cities suburb of Woodbury, played his first two years of college ball for the
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