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Is this how Carleton responds to nonviolent demonstrations?

For several months, we as members of the Sunrise Movement, along with other climate justice and Indigenous groups, have led sustained actions against Wells Fargo because of their investment in Enbridge, the company building the Line 3 pipeline. When the Career Center hosted an event titled “Wells Fargo: Conversations on…

Navigating spacetimebodymind with Postdoctoral Fellow Lizbett Benge

To be clear, Lizbett Benge was not a theater kid. The stilted nature of a scripted theatrical production never interested her. It wasn’t until she started her doctorate work that she realized she could “just make things with the people and things that you have, and that’s art.” Then it…

Student workers quarantined without pay after positive cases at LDC, Sayles

A dining services employee tested positive for COVID-19 during the October 23 round of random surveillance testing, sending a number of close contacts “from the work environment” into quarantine, according to an October 28 email from Dean of Students Carolyn Livingston.  A student familiar with the matter said that the…

Bring-your-pet-to-school day is every day with Carleton professors

One bright spot in the bleak Zoom landscape of online school is the appearance of a dog or cat (or bearded dragon?) wandering through the frame. We asked professors to sit down for a chat with their pets to see what life is like with their human companions home with…

“We’re just students fighting for other students”: the Ujamaa Collective works to dismantle racism at Carleton

As Carleton and the nation reeled from the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, leaders of the Black community on campus knew they had to unite in a new way to create the change they wanted to see. Thirteen Black students came together to form…

Reopening in a pandemic: Q&A with Northfield Superintendent Matt Hillmann

Dr. Matt Hillmann is the Superintendent of Northfield Public Schools. The school district’s reopening plan has largely been in his hands since Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced that there will be no statewide school reopening policy, but rather policies based on rates of COVID-19 within each county. The Carletonian sat…