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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…

Risking health for employment: limited remote work options leave students with a difficult choice

If you are one of the many students at Carleton who has never had a serious illness, never questioned your access to healthcare and never been immunocompromised, your health has probably never been at the forefront of your decision making. Now, students are forced to factor their health into the…

Reusable to-go container pilot program to be launched in Sayles

The Sustainability Office and Bon Appétit are launching a pilot program that will replace disposable clamshell containers in Sayles Café with free reusable to-go containers. Andrew Farias ’21, Sustainability Assistant in the Office of Sustainability, is spearheading the program, which is branded as Green2Go. Farias hoped that 100 students and…

CSA to begin sustainable menstrual products pilot program

CSA will be distributing 90 menstrual cups as part of a pilot program aiming to increase accessibility of sustainable menstrual products on campus. CSA will be purchasing the products from DivaCup, a prominent menstrual cup supplier. Tentatively, the cups will be distributed in the first three weeks of spring term…