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A look back at 100 years of Carleton student representation

This year’s CSA elections revealed a decline in student involvement. According to the 2020 CSA Executive Report, voter turnout has been steadily decreasing since 2017, from 67% then to only 49% of students participating in the winter 2020 elections. During this spring’s CSA Senate elections, nine of twelve positions went…

Class of 2024 grapples with an unpredictable college start

Carleton’s Class of 2024 made their final college-choice decisions on Friday, May 1 not knowing whether their first year will be anything like they expected. Their senior years have been stripped of the rituals and freedoms that they looked forward to as a grand finale to their high school experience.…

Dozens of Bon Appétit, Barnes and Noble employees furloughed

By the first day of spring-term classes on April 6, most of Carleton’s dining hall and bookstore staff members had been placed on unpaid leave until further notice. While Carleton has assured all employees that their jobs are not in danger, these workers are employees of Bon Appétit and Barnes…

Students organize GoFundMe campaign to support first-generation and low-income peers

Several Carleton students have created a GoFundMe campaign with a goal of $100,000 to be distributed to first generation, low-income (FGLI) students who are disproportionately affected by Carleton’s closure for Spring term.  Caro Carty ’20 and Ozzy Cota ’22 came together to launch the campaign soon after the shift to…

Carleton students cast their votes on Super Tuesday

On Tuesday, March 3, Carleton students headed to the polls to vote in the Minnesota presidential primary election. The Super Tuesday elections, including Minnesota’s, included a narrowed field of Democratic Party candidates after Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar suspended their campaigns earlier in the week. The national race tightened to…

“Trash Talk” program helps Carleton achieve a more sustainable future

Carleton is well on its way to its goal of zero waste by 2030. In this case, “zero waste” means that 90 percent of all campus waste will be diverted to recycling or composting facilities rather than landfills, according to Carleton’s Zero Waste Task Force. The current three-stream sorting system…

Iman Jafri ‘15 returns to Carleton as interim Muslim chaplain

Iman Jafri thought she wanted to go to medical school. Instead, she is Carleton’s new Interim Chaplain for Muslim and Interfaith Life. Jafri fills a position that had been vacant Fall term following Ailya Vajid’s departure last spring. Jafri, 26, graduated from Carleton in 2015 with a degree in Sociology…

Men’s Diving looks forward to building program in 2020 season

Phil Donnelly ’22 stands calmly on the edge of the three-meter diving board, his heels barely dangling off the edge. He wiggles the fingers on his right hand. Then, all at once, he launches backwards into one and a half airborne somersaults with a half twist. That’s a “back and…