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A hard look at Carleton’s endowment

Ellie Zimmerman May 30, 2021

At the May 21 Convocation, climate action leader Ayana Elizabeth Johnson wasted no time. “Has Carleton divested its endowment from fossil fuels?” she asked with a knowing smile. “Not completely...

Remembering the joyful life of longtime Carleton custodian Teresa Pittman

Remembering the joyful life of longtime Carleton custodian Teresa Pittman

Ellie Zimmerman March 6, 2021

It’s hard for anyone to picture Teresa Pittman without a smile. She carried it with her everywhere, so much so that her husband Mark Pittman, thinking about something to dedicate in his wife’s memory,...

Journalist Isma’il Kushkush talks Malcolm X, personal evolution, and globalization in Black History Month chapel service

Journalist Isma’il Kushkush talks Malcolm X, personal evolution, and globalization in Black History Month chapel service

Ellie Zimmerman February 27, 2021

After decades of foreign correspondence for major American and international news outlets, Isma’il Kushkush has learned that local stories are never just local.  “Many of these stories are...

Navigating spacetimebodymind with Postdoctoral Fellow Lizbett Benge

Navigating spacetimebodymind with Postdoctoral Fellow Lizbett Benge

Ellie Zimmerman January 23, 2021

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...

After Biden’s win, political divides persist on campus

After Biden’s win, political divides persist on campus

Ellie Zimmerman November 14, 2020

After five days of anxiously waiting for definitive results of the presidential election, when the news finally broke on Saturday, November 7 that former Vice President Joe Biden had won, the majority...

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

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

Ellie Zimmerman October 30, 2020

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,...

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

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

Ellie Zimmerman October 24, 2020

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...

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

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

Ellie Zimmerman October 3, 2020

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...

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

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

Ellie Zimmerman September 3, 2020

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...

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Northfield residents apprehensive about students’ return to campus

Ellie Zimmerman September 3, 2020

Summer in Northfield has always been quiet. This year, it feels downright empty. Sad as the sight of Division Street without cars and people in the shops may be, some wonder whether the quiet is for the...

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