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A former Editor-in-Chief looks back

When starting to write this reflection, I didn’t know whether to focus on my time at Carleton or the Carletonian itself. Then I thought that it’s possible I might be too jaded at this point to focus on either. Then, finally, I realized that the story of my time on…

Students express frustration over Disability Services office shortcomings

The Carleton Disability Services Office (DS) has received mixed reviews from students, who say that although the office has helped them to some extent at obtaining accommodations, the process can be hampered by DS disorganization and lack of support. “My experiences with Disability Services have been pretty mixed throughout my…

Spotlight on Benedict Visiting Professor: Marlon Bailey

Dr. Marlon Bailey, the Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor in Africana Studies, advances the slide on his PowerPoint. A picture of Bailey appears, but altered somewhat – he is wearing a crisp, yet drab suit and holding an oversized briefcase. His expression is turned downward in a full-faced frown. His stance…

Residential Life fires seven RAs for drinking policy violation

On Saturday August 25th, seven Residential Assistants who had arrived on campus early for training were caught drinking, violating college policy that no alcohol is permitted in Carleton residences until the first day of classes. A few days later, all the RAs were let go. All were people of color.…

Ryan Terrien ’09, Carleton Alum, Receives NASA Astronomy Grant

This March, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Ryan Terrien ’09 received a grant from NASA to work on the NEID (pronounced “new-id”) spectrograph, a device used to detect exoplanets, planets outside of the solar system. This summer, Terrien will travel to Penn State to do calibration and software simulation…

Finding genuine self in a pair of shoes

I never knew how much what kind of shoe I wear means to me until I had to start wearing tennis shoes full-time instead of my usual suede ones. It sounds vapid and petty, I know, but when I had to make the switch, I found that shoes had inadvertently…

Facilities to construct geothermal wells

Starting next summer, Carleton will begin construction to transition the steam heating system it currently uses to a hot water based one. The project will involve installing underground geothermal pumps under the Bald Spot, the Mini Bald Spot and Bell Field, which will be able to support both the heating…