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CSA will finalize Green Fund referendum in effort for sustainability

This seventh week students will vote on a resolution to create a new CSA “Green Fund.” Applicable to products ranging from locally-grown produce to carbon offsets for car trips, the fund would pay the difference between sustainable and standard products. Although the referendum does not specify the size of the…

Carleton to implement student grant system via “Access Scholarships”

Following a financial aid trend initiated by peer institutions such as Williams, Grinnell, Pomona and Bowden, Carleton will this year increase spending with the goal of replacing student loans with student grants. Carleton’s 2007-2008 operating budget, approved last weekend by the board of trustees, includes $1 million towards “Access Scholarships”…

Northfield caucus draws significant turnout

Over 300 Carleton students traveled through bumper-to-bumper (election-related) traffic Tuesday night in order to participate in the Democratic Farm Labor (DFL) caucuses held at the Northfield Middle School. Student participation helped make the caucus the most well- attended in memory, and may have helped Barack Obama defeat Hilary Clinton in…

Low interest threatens stability of student investment committee

This is the season when the Carleton Responsible Investment Committee (CRIC) normally researches the shareholder resolutions that the stock holdings of Carleton’s $663 million endowment entitle the school to influence. This year however, the campus may not have the opportunity to flex the muscles that Carleton’s corporate holdings represent. The…

Carletonian reporters interview Trustees; A closer look at Carleton Trustees Paul Van Valkenburg, Nancy Dennis and Alan Bauer

Carleton’s Board of Trustees meets on campus at least three times a year, but trustees and students seldom have a chance to speak with each other. In order to improve the communication between students and the College’s main decision-makers, The Carletonian asked three trustees to introduce themselves, their positions, and…

Club sports lobby reevaluation of PE credit policy

With a room full of guests including representatives from six club sports and school administrators connected with athletic and circular policy, the Carleton Student Association (CSA) Senate met last Monday to discuss the contentious issue of graduation credit for club sports. Specifically, the issue on the table was Carleton’s policy…