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Ellie Grabowski

A reflection on confidence

As I finish up the last few weeks of my senior year at Carleton, I have been wondering what my incoming first-year self would think of where I am now. What feelings would have run through my 19-year-old head if I had known where I’d end up academically, personally, creatively,…

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…

Review of community standards policy examines hazing and passive participation

Carleton’s community standards policy is currently under review. According to Amy Sillanpa, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Community Standards, the review team is considering several changes: revising outdated language, reorganizing the policy and its web page, adding a passive participation policy, expanding the hazing policy and creating a…

Community Standards Policy under full review for first time since 2003

Carleton’s Community Standards Policy is currently under review. According to Amy Sillanpa, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Community Standards, the review team is considering several changes: revising outdated language, reorganizing the policy and its web page, adding a passive participation policy, expanding the hazing policy and creating a…

Northfield Climate Board runs survey seeking community input

The Climate Action Plan Advisory Board (CAPAB), a committee established by the city of Northfield in February of 2018, is running a survey to collect community input on the city’s Climate Action Plan. The survey is part of CAPAB’s larger efforts to address climate-related issues within the city. CAPAB was…

I’m tired of being tired from the news

Something that I’ve heard a lot of people talking about recently can be summed up in one word: fatigue. People are tired of the news, tired of keeping up with it, tired of hearing about horrible things that happen that they are powerless to change. I am feeling it, too.…

Carls Talk Back shifts to action-focused approach

On September 13, the Carls Talk Back student movement sent an email listing items that had been accomplished since last spring’s follow-up groups. According to the email, these seven items are: the installation of washers and dryers in Freedom House and la Casa del Sol, compensation for travel time in…

Campus administration responds to Carls Talk Back

Last Friday, Feb. 23, President Poskanzer sent an email to students, faculty and staff on behalf of the Tuesday Group giving updates on the administration’s response to the Carls Talk Back movement, which began almost two weeks ago with the release of a list of demands and a silent protest…

Carleton students protest at Super Bowl

On Saturday, Feb. 3, eighteen Carls went to Minneapolis to take part in protests and actions before the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 4. A number of different actions, organized by different groups, took place in the Twin Cities throughout the weekend; Carls participated in two of these. The group…