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OHP post about “Zoom exhaustion” reaches 2.7 million Facebook users, viewed in UK, Singapore, New Zealand

Before this month, the typical number of “likes” the Office of Health Promotion (OHP) received on a Facebook post was about four. One particularly popular post received five likes and nine shares. But one recent OHP post has racked up a whopping seventeen hundred likes, eighteen thousand shares, and 2.7…

Disability Services looks to update name, asks student body for input

Disability Services, a branch of the Division of Student Life, works to provide Carleton students with equitable access to academic, social, technological and physical elements of campus life. And while the office works closely with students who have documented disabilities, “disability” as a nominal term has come into question in…

In the face of a COVID-hampered job market, Career Center reaches out to seniors, offers remote programming

Last week, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned that the global economy might be facing its worst recession since the Great Depression, reports Bloomberg. The IMF predicts that the global economy will contract by 3 percent this year—compared to a January projection of a 3.3 percent expansion. Such a downturn…

Hopeful words in a wrenching moment: Q&A with President Poskanzer

On March 12, 2020, President Steven Poskanzer announced that Carleton would be moving to remote instruction for the first half of Spring term, with the intention of reconvening on May 5 if the state of the pandemic allowed it. On Friday, April 10, Poskanzer announced that Carleton would continue with…

Division Street eateries adapt to changing COVID-19 policies

Despite being a town of only 20,000 people, Northfield boasts a remarkable variety of locally-owned restaurants, cafés, and other eateries. And in the midst of this pandemic, it is exactly these businesses that help give Northfield its sense of community whose ongoing vitality is in jeopardy.  On March 16, Minnesota…