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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…

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,”…