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CSA Plans Shakeup of Spring Break Trips

What does poverty mean in the United States? To answer this question, students traveled to Waterloo, Iowa and spent a week constructing a house with Habitat for Humanity and reflecting on the meaning of poverty. The other two alternative spring break trips this year were working at Wolf Ridge Environmental…

Carls, Oles to Face Off for First Time in Three Years

Cans, trash, and a Zamboni tire flew from the audience to the ice, as Ole fans shouted “Carleton sucks” and Carl fans sang “screw ya ya” in mockery of the St. Olaf song lyric “um ya ya.” When an Ole checked a Carl in front of the St. Olaf net,…

Fifteen-Meal Plan to Debut in ’14-’15

As a result of administration negotiations and student discussions with Bon Appétit, next year, there will be a 15 meal plan with 300 dining dollars instead of a 12 meal plan with 300 dining dollars. “When students bring up ideas for change, we discuss them and determine the best course…

Board Approves Budget

After a year of meeting with various groups on campus and analyzing Carleton’s past finances and plans for the future, the Budget Committee submitted its recommendation for the 2015 to 2016 budget to the Board of Trustees on Friday. Because the Board of Trustees approved the budget, next year there…

Applications Fall 11%

The total number of applicants to the Class of 2018 is at 6,250, which is an 11 percent decrease from last year, according to Dean of Admissions Paul Thiboutot. Although this is the second highest number of applicants in the history of the college, it comes as a surprise after…

Operation ProtoCall: 24/7 Psych Service Debuts at SHAC

In an effort to better serve students, the SHAC will begin its contract with ProtoCall, a 24/7 telephone counseling service, this term. “By using ProtoCall, we can enhance and broaden how students use counseling services, increase times when service is available, and allow our counselors to focus on their daily…

Waste Statistics Reveal Trash Contamination in Dorms

Recyclable and compostable items contaminate 90 percent of dorm trash bins, according to Anthony Hill-Abercrombie ’14 and Jackson Van Fleet’s ’15 survey of student waste habits. “My philosophy is what gets measured is what gets done,” Hill-Abercrombie said. “People are likely to change behavior if they are being watched. If…

Coldest Temperatures in 20 Years

Despite Minnesota winters, with January temperatures averaging seven Fahrenheit and with record lows of -60 Fahrenheit, Carleton has never canceled classes in response to the weather, according to College Archivist Eric Hilleman. Classes have been canceled for other reasons, including a daylong symposium on Hurricane Katrina in 2006, celebration of…

CSA Looks to Spend $170k Surplus

 From placing furniture on the Bald Spot to adding water bottle refilling stations to Sayles, the CSA’s Committee for Student Projects (CSP) is researching how to spend the $170,000 that has accumulated as a result of the Carleton Student Association’s past 12 years of budget surpluses. “Last year, we had…

The Scoville Shuffle: Free-ing Up Space in Scoville

Sixty years ago, students in suits and dresses sat at wooden tables on the first floor of Scoville studying beneath the arches and carved wood wainscoting. Today, the first floor, which was once lit by ornate glass fixtures, is locked and dark. Since CAMS moved to the Weitz Center for…