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Student-led email campaign says silence won’t be tolerated

On Thursday, May 28, Louis Stein ’20 posted a story on his Instagram account regarding the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer three days earlier. His post included a screenshot of an email he had sent to President Steven Poskanzer asking Poskanzer to take a stand against…

Division Street eateries adapt to changing COVID-19 policies

Despite being a town of only 20,000 people, Northfield boasts a remarkable variety of locally-owned restaurants, cafés, and other eateries. And in the midst of this pandemic, it is exactly these businesses that help give Northfield its sense of community whose ongoing vitality is in jeopardy.  On March 16, Minnesota…

College creates student-athlete committee to bolster sexual violence prevention and response program

Earlier this term, Carleton’s Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation department (PEAR) established the Sexual Violence Prevention Athletics Advisory committee (SVPAAC) in collaboration with the college’s Title IX Office. According to Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator Nora Peterson, the committee was created as a platform for student-athletes’ perspectives on Carleton’s sexual violence…

Title IX Team releases annual report on sexual misconduct

On Tuesday, October 29, the Title IX Lead Team released its report on Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response for the 2018-19 year. The report is published annually to keep the Carleton community informed about reports of sexual misconduct, as well as to address sexual misconduct prevention and response initiatives. According…

Off-campus studies office introduces two new programs in Mexico, Ethiopia

Carleton’s Off-Campus Studies office (OCS) is introducing two new winter break programs to its menu. “Food, Forests, and Resilience: Systems of Socio-Ecological Sustainability” will take students to Oaxaca, Mexico, and “Climate Change and Human Health: From Science to Practice” will bring students to Ethiopia. Both programs promote an interdisciplinary approach…

Applegate ’17 comes forward about Levi incident

Gillian Applegate ’17 will never forget one of the darkest points of her time at Carleton: the week Professor of Anthropology Jerome Levi groped her inner thigh during her work shift in the Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) department office. Applegate was one of eight student complainants in a 2016-17 Title…

Jay Levi name change shows college protects itself before students

Shortly before course registration opened for fall term 2019, Anthropology professor Jay Levi’s name was changed from “Jay Levi” to “Jerome M. Levi” on the Carleton Student Hub. Thus, when students went online to register, the classes slated to be taught by Levi were listed under the instructor name “Jerome”…

Speak Up to be run by students, not GSC

Speak Up, Carleton’s annual event dedicated to centering and empowering the voices of sexual violence survivors on campus, will be organized and run entirely by students this year.  While the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) has consistently run Speak Up since its inauguration in 2013, GSC Director Danny Mathews has…

College looks to bolster sexual violence prevention

On Monday, April 29, Nora Peterson, Carleton’s first full-time Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator, presented her plans for future prevention initiatives at CSA Senate.  The most pressing issue Peterson cited was expanding primary response methods at Carleton. While tertiary responses provide support systems for survivors and punitive measures for perpetrators, primary…