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Ross Matican

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Students disrespect Muslim prayer space, apologize amid community backlash

During Spring Concert on Saturday, May 25, two non-Muslim students were found engaging in sexual activity in the Muslim Prayer Room of the Chapel while Muslim students waited to enter the room for Ramadan evening prayers. The next afternoon, all students received an email from Chaplain Carolyn Fure-Slocum informing them…

Class of 2023 currently over-enrolled, more diverse than anticipated

After Wednesday, May 1, National College Decision Day, 545 of the 1,401 students admitted to Carleton decided to join the class of 2023, marking a 38.9 percent yield. According to Vice President and Dean of Admissions Paul Thiboutot, the college had a target enrollment of 520 students, meaning that the…

Gay dating at Carleton is lonely and abysmal

This might come as a surprise to the scores of left-leaning straight people with good intentions on campus, but it’s actually pretty hard to be gay at Carleton, at least in my experience. If anything, I’d characterize it as brutal and overlooked.  Though I knew I came to campus questioning…

(April Fool) Carleton College Announces New Quality of Life Initiatives

Carleton College today announced plans to implement a series of quality of life initiatives designed to foster inclusion and raise satisfaction levels across campus. Following the success of the $400 million Every Carl for Carleton capital campaign, the College plans to match money with morals over the next decade.  “We’ve…

Record low acceptance rate, record high diversity in 2023 admit pool

Carleton accepted 19.2 percent of applicants in this year’s admissions cycle, marking the college’s lowest acceptance rate to date. Admissions accepted 1,401 students from a pool of 7,321 applicants to the class of 2023, a three percent increase from last year’s applicant pool of 7,095 students, according to Vice President…

Carleton culture operates like an investment bank

You’re always on. You’re delivering for several clients on tight deadlines, all at the same time. Your work output comes before all else. You’re rewarded for your capacity to match high quality with high volume at a superhuman pace. If you slip up, don’t expect to catch up. Does this…

Making sense of Carleton’s endowment

Carleton’s endowment grew 8.4% in the most recent fiscal year, nearly tracking the national median for fiscal year (FY) 2018, according to the College’s Investment Office. According to investment firm Cambridge Associates, the median endowment return in the last fiscal year was 9.0%. Cambridge Associates monitors endowment returns across 160…

Disclosing my study abroad nightmare

How low does the bar have to be set for Carleton administrators to enact change in response to faculty wrongdoing? This is the question that lurked in the back of my mind as I witnessed a disaster unfold on my off-campus studies program last fall. I was a student on…