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Grads reflect on POSSE

For some Carleton students, the Posse program is a complete mystery, while for others Posse has been central to their time here. The Posse program is based in seven U.S. cities– Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington, D.C.—and seeks to expand the pool from which colleges…

Northfield community raises noise complaints to Carleton

Carleton students have been the cause of several complaints from Northfield residents in recent weeks. The complaints, received by the Dean of Students Office, Security or Residential Life, are typically related to students causing loud noises at night, walking through residents’ yards or gardens, or travelling in large groups and…

Res Life renews interest houses for coming year

The announcement of the six interest houses for 2011-2012 evidenced a change in the current make-up of interest houses. The houses will be CANOE, Farm/Parr (“Sustainable Interest” House), Culinary, Science-Fiction/Fantasy, F.I.S.H. and, new this year, Fitness House. Not renewed as an interest house was the Wellstone House of Organization and…

Students return from break to mourn John Guckin ‘14

In a tender and solemn service last Wednesday March 30, the Carleton community mourned and remembered John “Jack” Guckin, Jr., a Carleton freshman who was killed in an automobile crash March 15 returning home to South St. Paul for spring break. The accident also killed Guckin’s father, John Guckin Sr.…

Panel discusses issue of local homelessness

Homelessness in Northfield and Minnesota more broadly was the focus of “Close to Home,” a panel that brought together Kathy Bjerke, the administrative director of the Northfield Community Action Center and Jennifer Kuoppala, a volunteer from the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless on MN Coalition. The panel was held  Tuesday…

Convo speaker deals with ‘the world’s oldest oppression’

In an era of ambiguity and ambivalence on issues, Convocation speaker Norma Ramos, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), offered a contrast. Ramos spoke strongly and decisively about the need to abolish all forms of sex-trafficking and prostitution—which she called “commercial rape”— in her Convocation address…

Panel suggests changes to Sexual Misconduct Complaint Process

Students filled the Great Hall on Monday evening to discuss the College’s Sexual Misconduct Complaint Process for a town hall meeting on suggestions and proposals to change the current complaint process. Sponsored by the Community, Equity and Diversity Initiative (CEDI), CSA and the College Council Task Force to Review the…

A call to prevent sexual violence — together

­It’s said that strength comes in numbers. I see this statement becomes no clearer than in discussions of preventing sexual assault here on campus. Sure, situations of sexual assault are often between two people and often alone. But preventing incidents of sexual assault here on campus requires a mentality of…