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Speak Up to be run by students, not GSC

Speak Up, Carleton’s annual event dedicated to centering and empowering the voices of sexual violence survivors on campus, will be organized and run entirely by students this year.  While the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) has consistently run Speak Up since its inauguration in 2013, GSC Director Danny Mathews has…

ResLife increases availability for Northfield Option

The size of Northfield Option will rise this fall to 79 students, up from 64 students in the fall of 2016, as a result of several factors, the most important of which are the large class of 2020 and the target size for the class of 2021, according to Andrea…

Carleton grapples with federal hiring freeze

On Jan. 23, President Donald Trump ordered a 90-day federal hiring freeze for all federal agencies except those that deal with national security, public safety, and the military. For some Carleton students who are interested in working for the federal government, this news has raised questions and concerns about how…

Rika Anderson ’06 returns to Carleton to teach biology

In the years since Rika Anderson ’06 graduated from Carleton, she has done research on microbes in hot springs in Yellowstone, participated in a research cruise in the South Pacific, researched the origin of life in Sweden, worked in a space materials lab, received a Ph.D. in Oceanography and Astrobiology…

After 15 years, GSC reflects on struggle for acceptance

When Matt Fikse ’87 was a student at Carleton, the group for LGBTQA+ students met in a secret location. Students in the group received a slip of paper in their mailboxes with the meeting time and location in order to protect their privacy. In 2016, the LGBTQA+ community at Carleton…