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Class of 2021 declares majors

During the window from Wednesday, March 29  to Sunday, April 7, 491 members of the Class of 2021 declared their majors. An additional 23 off-cycle members of the Class of 2021 declared their major earlier this year, during their sixth term. Among these 514 sophomores, Biology took the prize for…

Masakura wins CSA presidency, most other elections uncontested

Elections for the Carleton Student Association (CSA) ended last Sunday, February 24th, with Anesu Masakura ’20 being elected as CSA President. Students voted for a total of eight positions in CSA Senate, only two of which – President and Class of 2022 Representative – were contested. Changes to CSA Elections…

First Africana Studies week held, daily community events celebrate & educate about pan-African culture

From February 11 to 16, professors and student groups held Carleton’s first-ever Africana Studies Week, featuring lectures, panels, films and performances focused on Blackness and pan-African culture. Faculty in Carleton’s Africana Studies program, staff in the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC), and students in the Black Student Alliance (BSA), African…

First-ever Africana Studies Week highlights growing program

From February 11th to 16th, professors and student groups held Carleton’s first-ever Africana Studies Week, featuring lectures, panels, films and performances focused on Blackness and pan-African culture. Faculty in Carleton’s Africana Studies program, staff in the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC), and students in the Black Student Alliance (BSA), African…

Wellstone House of Organizing and Activism and ISAIAH partner to coordinate a series of grassroots organizing training workshops

This fall, Kessa Andrews ’19 has coordinated a series of grassroots organizing training workshops in conjunction with the Wellstone House of Organizing and Activism (WHOA) as well as ISAIAH, a statewide faith-based nonprofit focused on racial and economic equity issues. The final training in the four-part series is scheduled for…

Title IX resources and personnel undergo changes

The Title IX Office and the resources surrounding sexual misconduct prevention and response at Carleton have undergone several changes going into the 2018-19 academic year. The updates include the creation of a new sexual violence prevention coordinator position as well as the addition of Professor Heidi Jaynes to the Title…

Artist Rachel Breen Highlights Garment Industry Injustice

      Carleton students were greeted in the library lobby on Monday, April 2 by an unexpected sight: a sewing machine surrounded by piles of colorful fabric. Rachel Breen, a visual artist from the Twin Cities area, was performing her work The Garment Solidarity Project in which she sews the traditional…

Bill Staines celebrates Americana

On Thursday, Feb. 22, Carleton College welcomed nationally acclaimed folk musician and songwriter Bill Staines to perform in the Applebaum Recital Hall. With a career spanning 53 years, Staines writes the majority of the songs he performs, capturing slices of American life with his music. His songs celebrate people, nature…