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First frost marks the end of farm season

After a long, grueling spring and summer of farming, Jack Frost finally exhaled here in Northfield, Minn. In Northfield, the first frost typically occurs during the first week of October, but it appeared late this year, on October 21.

College opens COVID-19 Rapid Testing Center

Seeking a suitable space close to SHAC to conveniently test students, faculty, and staff, the room that once belonged to the Carletonian has been repurposed. In response to a high demand for COVID-19 tests, rapid testing has been moved from SHAC to its own location in Burton 003. Jesse Cashman,…

A look into the Chapel bells

“It’s like the equivalent of rocket science in the medieval world.”  This is how Janean Hall, the Enid and Henry Woodward College Organist and Senior Lecturer of harpsichord and organ, describes the Chapel organ—which can be heard projected through a carillon everyday, at 11:57 a.m.; as not to conflict with…

Climate Action Week 2021 honors Indigenous culture and tradition

Climate Action Week has been put on by the Carleton Sustainability Office for multiple years, but as everything on campus is forced to adjust to an online or hybrid environment, Climate Action Week is no exception. An array of online and in-person events were hosted the week of April 18-24…

Chinese professor releases new book, hosts panel discussion

Professor of Chinese Shaohua Guo recently released a book titled “The Evolution of Chinese Internet: Creative Visibility in the Digital Public.” The release of Guo’s book was followed by a panel discussion on Wednesday, February 10,  organized by Professor Asuka Sango, Director of Asian Studies. Panelists included Professors Kathleen Ryor,…

CSA approves new student organization for Carls interested in research careers

While driving home after Fall Term, Maris Daleo ’21 and Anna Hughes ’21 were both reflecting on what led them to want to pursue careers in research. They had entered Carleton with a love for STEM, but Hughes noted that they both felt “narrowed into one career path”—pre-vet and pre-med…

Dr. Banaji addresses implicit bias in annual Lufkin lecture

On Thursday, January 21, Dr. Mahzarin Banaji, a psychologist at Harvard University who coined the term “implicit bias,” gave a talk titled “Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People” as part of the Lufkin series of psychology talks. The Lufkin series is funded through the Lufkin Lectureship Fund, which is sponsored…