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Carleton 2026 profile: lowest acceptance rate to date

With the May 1 deadline coming and going, a new class of students commit to making Carleton their home for the next four years. After National College Decision Day, Admissions reports the lowest acceptance rate for any class in the history of the college at 16.5%. Also a historical record…

COVID-19 core team raises campus alert level to medium

On May 4, all Carleton students, faculty and staff received an email from the COVID-19 Core Team, reading as follows: “Over the past several days, we have seen an uptick in the number of cases of COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff. This trend of increased cases is beginning to…

African and Caribbean Association (ACA)

The following is an interview between Aldo Polanco — Managing Editor — and the African and Caribbean Association’s executive board.  Aldo: What is ACA’s mission? Board: The African Caribbean Association (ACA) is a community that amplifies the cultural variety of our identities while raising awareness of the African and Caribbean…

Reflecting on (my) reflections

In my year and a half of being Viewpoint Editor for The Carletonian, I’ve found myself lucky to be able to hear and read other people’s reflections as they go through and get used to college. Some positive, some negative, but all in all each unique in some way. This…

Yes, STEM is harder.

This past September, Carleton held its annual Opening Convocation. Between numerous speeches, dedicatories and other processions, Dean Hofmeister recognized students on the Dean’s List, those who achieved academic excellence in the past year. This prompted me to think about my own standing. Where do I, an Art History and Computer…

Housing plan proposes massive changes to interest and cultural houses

In a meeting with Resident Assistants (RAs) on October 12, Dean of Students Carolyn Livingston unveiled the college’s new housing plan, which entails renovations and the rebuilding of certain interest houses and all cultural houses.  The rationale behind the project includes replacing small, inefficient houses that are expensive to maintain…