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In conversation with Dr. Nels Elde ’95, evolutionary geneticist and MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient

“What stood out most about Nels was his imagination and willingness to take risks.  Whether it was deciding to make bacon and eggs on a hot plate for lab snacks, or troubleshooting an experiment for his research project, Nels was always comfortable pushing the envelope and trying new approaches to…

CAMS professor’s newest project sheds light on the movement for racial justice in Northfield

As an experimental documentary filmmaker and Cinema and Media Studies professor at Carleton, Cecilia Cornejo is no stranger to making noise. In fact, her film of the same name played a key role in getting the Northfield youth a skate park. Now, she has moved on to a new project…

Travel bans and a twelve-hour time difference: international students redefine ‘feeling at home’

Every spring, room draw brings its fair share of drama. Students usually struggle with questions like, “who should I live with this year?” or “is my number good enough for that Burton single?” This year, many students were faced with the question of whether to come back at all.  For…

“Step Back, Listen Up”: Washburn High School performs at Carleton

This week, the Washburn High School’s Black Box Theater came to Carleton to present their latest act “Step Back, Listen Up: Stories we all need to Hear: Promoting youth voices and change through social justice theater.” Setting up the rhythm of the performance with strong call-and-response chants of “Where you…

“But you can’t vote”: Why international students should care about US politics

It was ten minutes into the lunch hour and Ms Iyer, my biology teacher, at my international school in Japan, announced to a packed cafeteria that she is suspending the class for the day. A few sighs of relief in an otherwise tense environment. The projector was displaying the live…

Is my career path shiny enough for Carleton?

As internship season has come into full swing, the rush to show off bright and shiny summer opportunities has arrived. And the rush is accompanied by stress, anxiety and feelings of belittlement if you haven’t received an internship offer yet. After two months of pure horror of still being unemployed…