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We need to talk about Synchrony II: Viewpoint

When I texted a friend from home a video of a Synchrony dance I’m in, she immediately wrote back, “WHY IS EVERYTHING SO SEXUAL?” I stumbled over explanations—that undulation on all fours like a crazed hypercaffeinated yoga teacher doing cat-and-cow pose is a time-honored traditional move known as the synchrony…

‘One-stop shop’ for creativity at Carleton: The Class of ’69 Makerspace is open for business

Have a hole in a favorite shirt and no sewing kit to repair it? A sculpture idea you’d love to make but don’t have the materials for? A household appliance that would work so much better if you could tweak it just a little? A project you want to build…

College finds Prof. Levi guilty of sexually inappropriate conduct

Professor of Anthropology Jay Levi has been barred from teaching fall term following an investigation into a formal Title IX complaint, brought in May 2019 under Carleton’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. Following the investigation, Levi was found to have engaged in “sexually inappropriate conduct” with a student. He is expected to…

“Speak Up” Provides Platform for Survivors

Thursday evening, a group of around fifteen students and Gender and Sexuality Center Director Laura Haave gathered in front of Sayles for “Speak Up,” an annual student-organized event providing a platform for those impacted by sexual violence to share their stories—in person or read anonymously—and for allies to show their…

Carls Talk Back Demands Met with Logistical Concerns

     Last February, the Carls Talk Back movement began with a silent protest at the convocation speech of former white supremacist Arno Michaelis. According to its website, the movement aims “to transform Carleton College into a place that is accommodating to all students who attend, regardless of identity or need.”…