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Musings on flavored water

Charles Lutvak April 15, 2016

Don’t get me wrong: water is great. But a little flavor can’t hurt, right? Apparently, that’s a controversial claim. “Flavored Water May Be Making Kids Hate Plain Water, Experts Warn,” shouted...

Carltalkracy: Carls for… Marco?

Charles Lutvak March 4, 2016

If you are a current Carleton student living on campus who caucused last Tuesday night, you probably went to the Weitz Center. So why did a group of five first-year Carls caucus at Northfield High School?...

The gun debate is broken

Charles Lutvak February 21, 2016

It’s popular to ascribe our dysfunctional political environment to polarization. It’s easy to attribute congressional inaction to divided government and arcane legislative procedures. And it’s...

Carltalkracy: Campaigning Carls

Charles Lutvak February 12, 2016

The summer after his first year at Carleton, Stu Lourey ’16 completed an internship at the Washington, DC office of US Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). When Lourey returned to campus in 2013, he helped organize...

Caucus chaos and political apathy

Charles Lutvak January 30, 2016

It has been said of Carleton, as well as of campuses across the country, that “apathy is the biggest student group.” On a broader scale, millennials (for whatever that term is worth) are perceived...

Board of Trustees reject divestment

Charles Lutvak January 16, 2016

As Fall term came to a close, The chair of Carleton’s Board of Trustees, Jack Eugster (’67) P’02, addressed a memo to the Carleton Responsible Investment Committee (CRIC). The memo, released on...

The Dining Hall Debate

Charles Lutvak November 13, 2015

Burton: the choice is yours By CHARLES LUTVAK If the amount of research on a given topic reflects how much our society cares about it, then what we eat really matters. When we eat would also be pretty...

CRIC protest greets trustees at meeting

Charles Lutvak October 31, 2015

Last Thursday, October 22nd, the Board of Trustees Investment Committee met in the Weitz Center to discuss, among other topics, fossil fuel divestment. Just after noon, the committee members emerged from...

Moral victories for Carleton football

Charles Lutvak October 24, 2015

Football legend and former Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.” Optimistic even with a 1-6 record (0-5 MIAC), Carleton football...

CRIC issues divestment recommendation

Charles Lutvak October 9, 2015

When members of the Board of Trustees arrive on campus on Oct 22, they will for the first time address the question: Is it time for fossil fuel divestment at Carleton? Divest Carleton, the student arm...

Senator speaks at convo, encourages political debate among students

Charles Lutvak September 27, 2015

United States Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) began her speech at Opening Convocation last Monday with a story. In 2005, raising money for her first Senate campaign, the then-Hennepin County Attorney called...

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