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Carls journey to ND to support DAPL protests

Over the weekend, 34 students drove to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to participate in the ongoing protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would run 1,172 miles from the Bakkens and Three Forks areas of North Dakota to Illinois. According to Riley Irish ’19, the students came together organically…

Weitz family donates $20 million for financial aid

In honor of the college’s sesquicentennial, the Weitz family donated $20 million for matching new need-based endowment gifts to financial aid. By matching gifts between $100,000 and $2.5 million from people not on the Board of Trustees, the Weitz family hopes to encourage other Carleton donors to make contributions to…

Trustees approve next phase of science complex construction

When the Weitz Center for Creativity opened in fall 2011, Arena Theater closed permanently, becoming a storage space for miscellaneous furniture and unused items. After sitting empty for five years, the college has started clearing out the building and doing electrical work in preparation for the new science complex construction,…

Senate shows solidarity for protestors

On Monday, September 26, CSA unanimously passed a resolution in solidarity with the Sacred Stone Camp protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline. “Solidarity is us saying we see you and we are with you,” said CSA President Tiffany Thet ’17. “We are an ally. We acknowledge the pain of the…

College transportation options expand with new programs

In response to student feedback and a growing demand for Carleton-sponsored transportation, Campus Services modified its transportation for this academic year. Part of the expansion is Carls-Go, a weekday route that runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and travels to all Northfield schools on the east side of Highway…

In Remembrance: Sidharth Ramakrishnan

On Wednesday September 21, Sidharth “Sid” Ramakrishnan ’19 died of an apparent suicide. He was 19 years old and from Boxborough, Massachusetts. Friends of Mr. Ramakrishnan described him as a caring person who wanted to make the world a better place. He was known to touch others through deeply philosophical…

College enters into lawsuit litigation

The college has entered litigation as a result of the lawsuit filed last spring by a recent graduate, according to publicly available court records. The civil docket for the case indicates that the college has dismissed the plaintiff’s claims and that the plaintiff did not agree to the dismissal. A…

Blinded by the liberal arts mind-set

This summer, I lived in Northfield, working on campus and conducting research for Comps. In most ways, it was an ordinary summer: unremarkable, yet relaxing and surprisingly fun. As a part of my comps research, I helped a local farmer investigate the efficacy of an agricultural technology that has the…

Community mourns student Sid Ramakrishnan

On Wednesday, student Sidharth “Sid” Ramakrishnan ’19 was found dead after a search by Carleton Security and the Northfield Police. In an all-campus email, Dean Carolyn Livingston highlighted Ramakrishnan’s brilliance and love of the outdoors. She urged the Carleton community to support each other in light of this tragic news…

Changes coming to Dean’s office

In an all-campus email sent August 31, Dean Carolyn Livingston introduced a revised organizational structure for the Dean of Students Office and outlined new Title IX programs. “Hearing for a whole year from students about what we do well gave me the opportunity to change the Dean of Students office,”…