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GSC Director Mathews makes public statement, Cota ‘22 pushes for change in attitudes toward GSC

On Thursday, November 14, Carleton Student Association (CSA) President Anesu Masakura ’20 sent a campus-wide email entitled “GSC Statement.” “I invite folx to share their feelings about their experiences with the GSC and its changes,” reads the statement from Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) Director Danny Mathews. A URL included…

Confronting the spectre of the 2000s

Cowl necks? Cheetah print? Exposed midriffs? Low… dare I say it… low-rise jeans? That’s right. It’s exactly what you think it is. 2000s fashion is back, baby. I didn’t want to believe it either. A few years ago, I shuddered at the mere thought of what people were wearing in…

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…

Students create guide to “Being Not-Rich at Carleton”

On Friday, May 11, Lillie Schneyer ’18 and Gray Babbs ’18 released a document called “Being Not-Rich at Carleton.” The 24-page guide, which is broken into categories “Emergencies,” “Living,” “Health,” “Academics” and “Employment,” lists campus resources that can make Carleton more affordable. “As low and middle income students, we want…

Free & For Sale Frenzy Offers On-Campus Thrift Shop

This past Sunday, April 15, the Sustainability Office held its first-ever “Free and For Sale Frenzy.” Over 100 students donated approximately 1,200 clothing and accessory items. Donors named their price and then shoppers paid for the items either through Venmo accounts or by giving cash to the volunteers working the…

ITS Transitions College to Two-Factor Security

     Last Friday, March 30, Information Technology Services (ITS) began to require all non-senior students, faculty and staff to enroll in Duo two-factor authentication, adding an extra layer of security to emails, files and data across campus.      Duo requires users to register a secondary device, such as a mobile…

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…