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Spring Concert Successful Despite Initial Student Kvetching

Clouds of aerosol sunscreen drifted behind the Rec Center Saturday afternoon as shirtless students chased frisbees and shotgunned cans of beer in preparation for the 33rd annual Spring Concert. The concert’s relatively obscure lineup didn’t seem to deter a constant stream of students, clad in bro-tanks, summer dresses, and a…

Despite Last-minute Glitch, Room Draw App Tops 6,000 Views

Look out, Mark Zuckerberg. The computer whizzes who brought you the CarlDraw website are looking for more opportunities to improve their web design skills and engage students.   Founded this spring, the Carleton Developers Exchange finished its first project, CarlDraw, just before last week’s room draw. The project allowed students…

Hill’s Last Hurrah – or Not

Less than two weeks after partiers left Hill House with a damaged window and toilet seat, the house had no problem attracting future residents at this week’s room draw. And, big surprise: Hill House won’t be hosting any Saturday night meditation groups next year. “I feel like if you choose…

Computer Science, History Big Winners as Sophomores Declare

A whopping 51 sophomores declared computer science majors, making the department the second most popular department for new majors, behind biology.   “We’ve been sending the message that [computer science] applies to everything,” Department Chair Amy Csizmar Dalal said. “I think students are hearing that and taking it to heart.”…

Carls Arrested in Keystone Protest

Five Carleton students were recently arrested outside the White House while protesting a proposed expansion of the Keystone Pipeline. Brent Murcia, Mollie Wetherall, Maud Prineas, David Soper, and Abhimanyu Lele were among 398 student protesters who were arrested after some protestors zip-tied their hands to the White House fence and…

CSA Election Results: Meet the Winners

Whether they were riled up about Rotblatt or excited about the student-proposed referenda, Carleton students were in a political mood last week. More than half voted in the election–the biggest turnout in eight years, according to outgoing President Matthew Fitzgerald. Here’s a look at the executives they chose to represent…

Board Discloses $6M Invested In Fossil Fuels

Many at Carleton aren’t surprised that roughly $3 million of the school’s endowment is invested in Philip Morris International, a tobacco company. Or that, even at a school that brags about its wind turbine and LEED-certified buildings, about 5 percent of the endowment is invested in fossil fuels. But when…

Dacie Moses House Celebrates Namesake’s 131st Birthday

Carleton students and alumni packed into Dacie Moses House last Sunday to celebrate what would have been Dacie Moses’s 131st birthday. Those who knew Dacie spoke of her warmth and skill at cribbage. Others stood in the living room munching on baked goods–cinnamon rolls, apple bread, beer muffins and more.…

Sophomorphosis

Takeshi Hidaka ’16 had no idea what to do this summer. An internship? A job? “I didn’t know where to start,” he said. Last week he visited his academic advisor – he needed a signature to drop a class. Along with the signature, Hidaka’s advisor gave him a brochure for…

Date Knight for Carls

Some were hoping for a new friend. Others, “a French girl.” One sophomore only came because his roommate talked him into it. “I’m hoping that it’s not awkward enough to kill me,” he said. But all of the 660 students gathered in a Weitz Center meeting room last Friday night…