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Student tech startup, Wheat.co, achieves success

The founders of Wheat.co, a tech consulting start-up, say they’ve already drawn attention from IBM, Mozilla and NASA. They hired three new staff members this week. Their business success isn’t anomalous in the Carleton community. But unlike alumni who’ve gone on to companies like Expedia, Foursquare and Snapchat, these Carls…

Alum sues Carleton over rape case

A recent Carleton graduate, who says she was raped twice on campus, has filed a lawsuit against the College. In a lawsuit filed Monday, May 2, in federal court, the woman says she suffers from posttraumatic stress, depression and anxiety, symptoms she attributes not only to rape, but also to…

Engineering club to build go-kart

Until he watched “Fast and Furious 6” on the big screen, Ammar Babar ’18 had never realized just what a car could be. One scene has lingered in his mind for the past three years: The movie’s antagonist, a fugitive, emerges from his concrete barracks in a sleek open-wheeled speed…

Drug & Alcohol Task Force finishes revisions

Zosie Sandell’s suspension for drug possession during fall term sparked criticism of Carleton’s drug and alcohol policies. A group of students, faculty and staff formed to help streamline the policy. Two terms later, the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy Task force has just about accomplished its task, said Marco Dow…

Carleton wins MN alcohol & drug grant

Carleton has been chosen to receive a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to cut underage drinking and drug use on campus. The five-year grant, called the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success, will be used to collect data on student substance abuse and come up with…

Some students do Ferpa stuff

Two years after pulling an acceptance letter from a generic blue folder, sophomore Anna Thompson sat in Carleton’s admissions office, before a folder. It held three pages that documented the reasoning behind her admission to Carleton. “Do I really want to know?” she wondered for a split second, then set…

Perplexed resident finds ’90s porno in Hill House ceiling

You’ve probably never examined the ceilings at Hill House. More likely, you’ve seen the rubber-treaded basement stairs, damp floors and vomit-caked toilet rims (whether these images have stuck with you on Sunday morning is another matter). My roommate and I, on the other hand, are ceiling experts. The ceiling on…

Inside the life of Jim Jarvis

Jim Jarvis, Carleton’s strength and conditioning coach, bounces a white lacrosse ball on the rubber floor as he circles the weight room at Laird Stadium. “Stacy’s Mom” is playing on the speaker system. It’s Modern Rock Monday, Jarvis says. Football players in matching gray polyester t-shirts and shorts gather around…

CSA race remarks stir OAC

A recent post on Overheard at Carleton has roused several students, who are concerned about diversity on the CSA Senate. The post is a screenshot of the Jan. 19 CSA Senate minutes, in which senators discuss a new survey to measure senate diversity. Two comments are framed in the screenshot:…

Hudlin Wagner announces retirement

A longtime advocate for minority students, Hudlin Wagner has announced she will retire at the end of this school year, after 25 years as a Carleton administrator. Wagner, who lists her age on Facebook as 108, came to Carleton as associate dean of students in 1990. She has been vice…