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Editorial: Redefining expectations placed on mothers

Mothers in the United States face the judgments of a culture that hesitates to consider the work of a mother as a legitimate job. There exists a general acknowledgement that the “work of a mother is never done” and yet there remains a crippling double standard faced by women who…

Carleton mistakenly left off national college ranking released this week

Earlier this week, stateuniversity.com released a “100 percent objective” ranking of colleges throughout the nation. At first, Macalester College had the highest ranking of all schools in the state of Minnesota, coming in at number 79 out of 2,000. On Wednesday, however, the website quietly changed its rankings to include…

Editorial: Employee complaints deserve College’s attention

Last Friday, The Carletonian published the resignation letter that Eloise Quinnell, former cashier and card-swiper at the East Dining Center, had sent to Hudlin Wagner, Dean of Students. Quinnell was a familiar face around the Carleton dining halls, and she will be missed. For the past seven years, Carleton students…

Soccer teams win MIAC playoffs; football to play St. Johns for title

Championshp season has come to Carleton. Last weekend, Carleton fans braved the cold weather to watch both the men’s and women’s soccer teams win in the MIAC Championship game, with the women defeating Concordia 3-0, while the men needed penalty kicks to defeat Augsburg. Meanwhile, at the same time as the…

After finals end, take time to reflect on this term

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of life at Carleton, it sometimes is difficult for one to stop and think about what a particular event means.One may pause and read the newspaper at breakfast or lunch, but there is always the next exam or paper after that. There…

Celebration of Armistice in 1918 tempered by influenza quarantine

At around 3 a.m. on November 11, 1918 – a world historic day whose ninetieth anniversary will be marked at Carleton and nationally next Tuesday – the fire-bells of Northfield began to peal. The bells announced the end of World War I – the Great War – the conflagration that…

Yet another departure from the Campus Activities Office

On Monday night, the Carleton community received an e-mail from Dean Hudlin Wagner announcing that Director of Campus Activities T. Todd Masman would be leaving the college to look for new opportunities after just four months with the college. Masman’s departure now leaves the important Campus Activities office with no…

A new day and new beginning for America

The night of Tuesday, November 4, will go down as one of the most historic nights in the relatively short lives of Carleton students. Barack Obama was elected president of the United States of America, projected the winner by most major news networks around 10:00 p.m. central time. First, and…

Editorial: Carleton lucky to have gift of resident hall

Last week’s leading headline in The Carletonian read that “Financial Crisis Hits Carleton.” While some effects of the crisis will be felt immediately – with the planned 2011 completion date of the Arts Union to be postponed – many college officials agree that it will actually be some time before…

Heated U.S. senate race up for grabs

A new poll conducted by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune had Democratic comedian and writer Al Franken receiving 39 percent of likely voters, compared with Republican Senator Norm Coleman with 36 percent, while Independent Party candidate Dean Barkley received 18 percent. The poll was conducted last week, and sampled 1,049 likely voters,…