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Local groups rally support for Palestine

Over the past two weeks, the Carleton Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), a progressive student organization, organized three rallies downtown in support of Palestine. A rapid response rally on Wednesday, May 12, and a larger rally on Saturday, May 15 showed solidarity for Palestinians in the face of recent intense…

Sexual Misconduct Prevention initiative fosters consensual and intentional sex on campus

Content warning: Themes of sexual assault Why do Carleton students have sex? The apparently simple question is perhaps too seldom asked. Inspired by a recently published book, the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response (SMPR) team in Carleton’s Title IX Office is launching a program to explore what factors influence Carleton…

Campus-wide effort doubles student participation in HEDS Sexual Assault Survey

Content warning: sexual misconduct. For most of April, flyers with Carlsfor4000 hashtags populated student email inboxes and informational billboards around campus. Carleton student groups, faculty, staff and administration collaborated to encourage students to fill out the HEDS Sexual Assault Survey. The result—a 38% response rate from students, a little over…

“Pilgrimage Progressive” celebrates interfaith life at Carleton

What do sacred places look like? What makes a place sacred? And can places be sacred to individuals, or do they need—in the words of Carleton’s Chaplain Carolyn Fure-Slocum—“some roots that are deeper and longer than ourselves?” These are some of the questions students pondered at last Sunday’s “Pilgrimage Progressive,”…

Carleton awards second annual Paglia research fellowships

Last year, Cathy James Paglia ’74 and her husband Louis Paglia introduced a program to fund research fellowships for Carleton STEM graduates at top-tier research universities across the country. The couple’s pilot program will fund three students in STEM from each of the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022. This…

“A split between the cultural bonds”: students question OIIL division

During the Fall Term of this academic year, Carleton administration set in motion plans to reorganize the Office of Intercultural and International Life (OIIL) into two bodies—the Office of Intercultural Life (OIL) and the Office of International Student Life (ISL). Who drove the office reorganization remains unclear as a group…

“We need you to help this fight:” students protest Line 3

On March 25, Indigenous water protectors and allies staged a direct action protest at a Line 3 construction site in Hubbard County, Minnesota. More than 10 Carleton students were involved in the protest, including four students who locked down to prevent construction and were among the 26 protesters arrested. Line…

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…

Sunrise Carleton marches for climate justice

On Saturday, November 7, around 80 students marched with Sunrise Carleton through campus and downtown Northfield. Participants were separated into six waves of marches that spanned nearly the entire day, advocating for—among other things—the passage of the Green New Deal. Sunrise Carleton is a chapter of the national Sunrise movement,…