COVID-19 has created a bleak economic outlook for Rice County farmers. The pandemic has paralyzed the global economy and disrupted critical supply chains, preventing farm products from seamlessly reaching consumers. Coming at the heel of a year when American farmers suffered from President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, the
Freddie Gillespie’s pandemic-shortened NCAA DI basketball season ended with his team, the Baylor Bears, ranked fifth in the country (after a five-week run at number one). Gillespie was the Big 12 Player of the Week in December 2019, the Big 12 Most Improved Player, and was named to the Big
The Center for Math and Computing, home to the Mathematics and Statistics department. / Source: Carleton College.
“I would be a terrible spy”: Q&A with Prof. Eric Egge, recipient of MAA Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics Award
Early this April, Professor of Mathematics and Chair of Mathematics and Statistics Eric Egge ’94 received the 2020 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) North Central Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. Along with the American Mathematical Society, the MAA is one of the two most prominent
Drive-through voting, PPE donations, and a 63-person committee: Local institutions form cooperative COVID-19 response
As of April 24, there are 3,185 reported cases of COVID-19 in the state of Minnesota and 220 reported deaths. In Rice County, home to Carleton, there are nine reported cases and one reported death. Based on an April 10 model created by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), which
Screenshot from TikTok's web interface. (TikTok video pictured above is hyperlinked in the article below.)
This week I finally did it. I put a 30-minute screen time limit on TikTok. I recognize that about half of the people reading this will relate to what I just said, while the other half will think “Those darn kids and their ticking Toks.” Worry not, I too used
Results from an anonymous survey about sudents' preferred grading policies, administered by CSA Senate. 787 students—or nearly 40% of the student body—responded.
Carleton has adopted a mandatory Satisfactory/Credit/No Credit (S/Cr/NC) grading policy for Spring Term 2020 due to the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new policy was announced to students, faculty and staff in an email from Dean of the College Beverly Nagel on April 3, the Friday before the
On March 12, 2020, President Steven Poskanzer announced that Carleton would be moving to remote instruction for the first half of Spring term, with the intention of reconvening on May 5 if the state of the pandemic allowed it. On Friday, April 10, Poskanzer announced that Carleton would continue with
The Carleton Red Cross Society at work. / Source: Carleton College Archives, The Algol 1919-1920. Source: Carleton College Archives, The Algol 1919-1920.
The 1918 flu killed 675,000 people in the United States, with over a quarter of Americans sickened. Worldwide, the death toll was between 50 and 100 million This was no ordinary strain of the flu. According to John M. Barry in “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic
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