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Students and staff reflect on changes made to consent education during NSW

“Whether it’s tea or sex, consent is everything.” Upperclassmen at Carleton likely recall hearing these words from a stick-figure narrator during an educational video that uses tea as a metaphor for sex. In September 2019, incoming Carleton students attended a two-hour long CarlTalk on consent and healthy relationships during New…

TRIO / SSS (Student Support Services)

Since 1981, Carleton’s federally-funded TRIO/SSS (Student Support Services) Program has provided a community for 140 students who either are low-income, first-generation college students and/or have a documented disability.  Gathering at the TRIO House at 216 College Street, students have access to academic support in the form of specialized academic advising,…

Overworked and overwhelmed? Students voice thoughts about New Student Week operations

​​New Student Week (NSW) is a seminal six days for first-year Carleton students, who, after months of anticipating their arrival on campus, finally have the opportunity to forge friendships with fellow classmates, familiarize themselves with campus, participate in Carleton traditions and become acquainted with campus resources.  An overlooked aspect of…

Campus water discoloration is temporary and harmless

On the evening of April 1 and into the morning of April 2, the water from taps, showers and toilets ran a muddy brown in Watson, Evans, Cassat, James, Myers and Cowling Gym. Students contacted their Resident Assistants, who informed the Facilities Department. By 8:23 a.m., April 2, Senior Accountant…

Cold and hungry: how Carleton students survived a severe winter storm in Texas

When Sergio Gonzalez ’23 woke up in Houston on February 17 and checked his faucet to see if his water was running again, he couldn’t believe that he could see his breath indoors.  At first, he thought he had to be dreaming; it couldn’t be that cold inside the house,…

The friendly tamarin faces of the Primate Cognition Lab

For most students, Hulings Hall  is the location of the Biology and Psychology departments, but for the eight tamarin monkeys in Professor of Psychology Julie Neiworth’s Primate Cognition Lab, Hulings is home.  Since 1998, Neiworth has worked with 32 tamarins spanning three generations, earning four National Institute of Health (NIH)…

Former Carls form mutual aid groups with different visions for wealth redistribution

In the last year, current and past students have started two mutual aid groups to address economic inequality by redistributing wealth: Resource Generation (RG) at Carleton, and Pocket Change Pools (PCP).  The two groups have both individually donated thousands of dollars, but their approaches to raising funds differ widely. Carleton’s…

Green in a global crisis: a look at the effects of the pandemic on waste production

For the past couple of decades, Carleton has worked to promote environmentally responsible practices throughout campus. However, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the administration chose to prioritize health and safety over sustainability by introducing more disposable and single-use products. According to Alexandra Miller, Carleton’s sustainability program coordinator, in…

COVID-19 testing fee for students who leave campus raises concerns of equity

The Dean of Students Office announced on October 1 that a $150 COVID-19 test fee will be imposed on students leaving campus urgently and later returning. Weekly random tests have otherwise been free for students. This change is not a result of the college’s inability to fund tests; rather, it…