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Going underground: What’s become of Carleton’s tunnels

For most Carleton students, mentions of the infamous tunnels conjure up stories from alums and years past. Although they were closed in 1988, the lore surrounding their existence and closure is still abound on campus, as students trudge across the Bald Spot on snowy November days, cursing the lack of…

Carleton responds to Betsy DeVos’ Title IX changes

In November 2017, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced proposed changes to Title IX policies enacted under the Obama administration, which are expected to be approved by the current administration sometime this fall. Proposed changes include requiring victims of sexual assault to provide a live cross-examination by an advisor, as…

Doula perspective: response to abortion bans

When I witnessed an abortion procedure for the first time, I was shocked at how swift and commonplace it felt. As an abortion doula with CAN-DO (Carleton Advocacy Network of Doulas), I’ve witnessed and assisted in countless abortion procedures, and given recent rhetoric surrounding Alabama’s abortion ban, I wish more…

Hannah Aylward ’19 finds Internet fame in interabled relationship advocacy

Most Carleton seniors would consider a regular Carleton workload, varsity sports and Comps to be a pretty hefty workload. Hannah Aylward ’19, however, juggles all this while also running a successful Youtube channel (called “Squirmy and Grubs”) with her boyfriend, Shane, and working on advocacy projects regarding their inter-abled relationship. …

Professor Chérif Keïta premieres film about late father

Chérif Keïta, film director and William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, stumbled into teaching and directing almost on accident. His new film, Namballa Keïta: A Soldier and His Village, which premiered this past Monday, April 8, is Keïta’s third, and explores the life and legacy of…

Carleton students look to connect campus with Northfield community

Sophomores Maddie Kyhl and Rie Kurita are in the process of creating a new organization to connect Carleton and St. Olaf students with Northfield businesses and community. Motivated in part by the long-winded process of going through the CSA to plan events, coupled with their desire to spend more time…

What your major says about you: horoscope edition

Art HistoryYou will find yourself at a museum this week, and despite being an Art History major, a friend will ask you about a painting and having no idea, you’ll make something up. With Uranus in the Moon, you’ll hone in on your BS-ing and finessing skills this week. BiologyIt’s…

Religion Professor Receives Prestigious Mellon Grant

You don’t have to go far in Carleton’s religion department to hear unabashed praise for Professor Noah Salomon. Salomon is a scholar of Sunni Islam, a former member of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), a grant recipient from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Islam Research Programme (Netherlands), and the author…