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CSA election sees record voter turnout

With 68.5 percent of the student body voting, winter term’s CSA elections had an unprecedented turnout, according to current CSA President Tiffany Thet ’17. Thet attributed the high turnout to CSA’s get-out-the-vote efforts and to the political atmosphere on campus after the 2016 presidential election. The new CSA President, Walter…

Drinking charges in lawsuit dismissed

On Monday Jan. 9, District of Minnesota Judge Patrick J. Schiltz dismissed four charges related to underage drinking, which were brought in a lawsuit against Carleton. Since May, Carleton has been the defendant in a lawsuit filed by a recent graduate who alleges that the college broke the law in…

Hundreds of students join Women’s March protests

Last weekend, fifty Carls gave up their weekends, sat for over forty hours on a bus and spent a night crammed like sardines into a basement, all so that they could attend the Women’s March on Washington the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Two hundred fifty students also took…

Carleton approves academic minors

On Monday, January 9th, faculty passed a motion to offer minors and to eliminate the current structure of concentrations and certificates. The proposal to offer minors began in the Education and Curriculum Committee (ECC) and then went through two readings by all faculty before being put to a faculty vote.…

What next?

“I wish it need not happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to…

Professor Kalia Yang on writing, dreams and history

“I knew I would leave Carleton and do a lot of things, and maybe one day come back. I didn’t think I’d leave Carleton, die, and then come back.” Athough she is a poet, Kalia Yang is not taking poetic license with that statement. Between the time that she graduated…