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Personal information removed from campus directory

On Monday, September 9, an email entitled “Campus Directory Announcement” informed students, staff and faculty that Carleton’s campus directory had received a privacy overhaul. The campus directory, known affectionately as “Stalkernet,” no longer displays students’ home addresses, cell phone numbers or campus residences. Prior to the change, all three fields…

8 of 10 peer leaders leave GSC amid leadership turnover

Only two students are currently employed as Gender and Sexuality Center Associates (GSCAs) as of week nine of Spring Term, of the thirteen originally hired to the position for the 2018-2019 academic year. In Spring 2018, under the leadership of Laura Haave, the office hired thirteen GSCAs for a peer…

Carleton DSA to petition for $15 minimum wage

The Carleton Democratic Socialists of America group (CDSA) has called on the administration to raise the minimum wage of student workers to $15/hr. Student workers’ current minimum wage is $9.75/hr, ten cents above the statewide minimum of $9.65/hr. “Student workers deserve to be paid an honest wage for the work…

Bringing science into the Northfield community

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Carleton Psychology professor Sarah Meerts presented “What is Love?: A Neuroscience Perspective” as part of the monthly Conversations on the Wonders of Science (COWS) talk series. Meerts, along with Carleton Biology Professor Rika Anderson and St. Olaf Biology Professor Laura Listenberger, is part of the team…

Carls Talk Back sparks campus dialogue

Last Friday, Feb. 9, four students led a multifold movement involving a poster campaign, social media campaign, silent protest during Convocation, and a demonstration in Sayles-Hill Campus Center. The movement, known as Carls Talk Back, aims to “eradicate systems of oppression that are currently affecting marginalized communities on this campus,”…

Budget Committee funding in question

The Carleton Student Association (CSA) Budget Committee has spent over half of their General Allocations Fund budget for the academic year, a faster rate than is typical. They have not yet paid for Rotblatt or Passover, two expensive events, said said Seth Harris, CSA Vice President and Budget Committee Chair.…

Campus hit by flu

Influenza is spreading around campus at an unusually early point in winter term. Between Monday, Jan. 1, and Monday, Jan. 15, nine Carleton students have been diagnosed with Influenza-like Illness (ILI). Since Jan. 15, five or six more cases have come up, said Advanced-Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and Student Health…

Sunday Night Trivia moves to Imminent Brewing

Every Sunday evening since 2008, Carls and townies alike—few Oles ever attend—have gathered in a local bar for Sunday Night Trivia. English Professor Arnab Chakladar began attending these trivia nights as soon as they began, just one year after he started teaching at Carleton. In those days, Trivia took place…

Former skinhead convocation speaker sparks campus debate

Former white supremacist Arno Michaelis will be speaking at convocation on sixth Friday, Feb. 9. From ages 17 to 24, Michaelis belonged to a racist skinhead organization in Wisconsin. As described on his website, his life changed once he became a parent, developed a stronger sense of identity and was…