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Carleton goes test-optional for the Class of 2025; applications up 14.4 percent

January 15 marked the final deadline for applications to Carleton’s Class of 2025. Like other selective institutions, Carleton saw an increase in applications during this admissions cycle—up 14.4 percent compared to last year. According to Inside Higher Ed, while many colleges and universities saw a decrease in applications this year,…

Recognizing heavy workload, CSA reintroduces a proposal for executive pay

“Being CSA President was consuming, to be honest,” former President Anesu Masakura ’20 told the Carletonian. Last year, Masakura introduced a proposal for executive pay after including it in his campaign for election to the Carleton Student Association (CSA), Carleton’s student government. CSA has considered executive pay a number of…

Why you should fill out the Presidential Search Survey

I want people to have three takeaways from this article: (1) Go fill out the Presidential Search Survey emailed to all faculty, students and staff by Joe Hargis last Friday and express support for diversity goals if you believe they’re important. The survey must be completed by next Thursday, November…

Northfield Women’s March stresses the importance of civic engagement

On Saturday, October 17,  over 100 people young and old participated in a pre-election Women’s March through Northfield. The event was organized by the Northfield Women’s March—a community organization—and involved a vocal performance, a march and a series of speeches in Bridge Square. Messages from both the organizers and participants…

League of Women Voters hosts local candidate forums

Over the past two Saturdays, six candidate forums moderated over Zoom covered several of the contested races that are on the ballot for local voters. Hour-long forums separately featured candidates running for the Northfield School Board, Northfield Mayor, Northfield City Council, Rice County Commissioner, Minnesota House of Representatives and the…

SHAC shifts toward same-day appointments

This term, Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) at Carleton introduced several changes in its system for scheduling counseling appointments. Appointments are now scheduled for the current week only, rather than into upcoming weeks. Same-day appointments are also available. In response to student requests, online scheduling is now available for a…