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The staff imagines: Lizzy Ehren takes Rome!

Day 1: Hey now, hey now. Day 2: I can’t believe I’m finally here! Day one was incredible, and there’s nobody I would’ve rather spent it with than my best friend, self-proclaimed high school bully Julia Miller. (I am a little worried about how she’ll hold up in Rome––she’s still…

Process to hire profs remains opaque

Some tenure-track professors whose contracts were not renewed and visiting professors finishing their appointments remain unclear on the college’s institutional priorities and hiring practices. This year especially, many professors have come up against institutional ambiguities that have left their job prospects uncertain. Different kinds of professors According to Beverly Nagel,…

Al Montero holds forum on political beliefs

Political Science Professor Al Montero held a forum on students’ political beliefs on Monday evening in the Weitz. Montero was motivated to create the forum in order to address “a lack of open political dialogue among students on this campus, which had reached a pretty bad nadir,” he said. “In…

Campus prepares for threats to birth control

In light of the Trump campaign’s anti-choice rhetoric, student organizations, SHAC and the GSC have raised and pondered many questions and concerns about what the Trump administration means for women’s access to reproductive care, birth control, and abortion. The first executive order President Donald Trump signed on Friday, January 20…

New student groups form to combat a Trump presidency

In the aftermath of the election last fall, many students on campus sought new opportunities for activism, forming several politically-oriented clubs. Over winter break, the CCCE released a list detailing several of those groups. However, over two months have passed since the election and the original initiatives began, leaving many…

Carleton conservatives share election opinions

Although Carleton’s official motto translates to “the revelation of your words illuminates,” some conservative students feel that their political views are more often met with hostility than with understanding. Some even see identifying as conservative as a death wish. In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, leaders from CSA…

Carleton conservatives share election opinions

Although Carleton’s official motto translates to “the revela- tion of your words illuminates,” some conservative students feel that their political views are more often met with hostility than with understanding. Some even see identifying as conservative as a death wish. In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, leaders from…

Student entrepreneurs launch ice cream co.

Just a few months ago, Beau Smit ’17 and Rohan Mukherjee ’19 had no idea they’d become business partners, but found themselves on that path regardless. “We have similar interests, very counterbalancing traits, so we decided to go into business together and found this company,” Mukherjee said. Last year, the…

Assholes or allies? Let’s make up our minds

Throughout my college search, I knew that I wanted to find a liberal arts college campus where intellect and open-mindedness stand paramount to polarized, politicized thinking. Despite my progressive worldview, I did not want to find myself in an echo chamber; I wanted to learn from my future peers’ different…

Cannon floods, students evacuate

After nearly three inches of rain Thursday, September 22, Northfield Mayor Dana Graham signed an emergency declaration in response to the Cannon River’s dangerously high water level. Riverside sidewalks and bridges were promptly closed for safety, according to information from the Northfield city website and the United States Geological Survey.…