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10 False Positive COVID-19 Tests Reported

On Feb. 4, the COVID-19 Core Team sent out a campus wide email stating that ten samples from Week 4’s random surveillance testing were cross-contaminated and falsely identified as positive for COVID-19. The tests included eight students, one faculty member, and one staff member. All were notified of their false…

Student town hall with COVID-19 core team

On January 25, Dean Carolyn Livingston, President Alison Byerly and consulting epidemiologist Ben Miller hosted a virtual Student Town Hall to answer questions about the state of COVID-19 on campus.  Last issue, The Carletonian did a feature piece on Miller, highlighting his role in Carleton’s COVID-19 Core Team. Miller has…

Class of 2025 Profile

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Class of 2025 was Carleton’s first class to be recruited entirely remotely. Despite this, the college had its highest number of applicants ever with 7,915 applications, nearly 1,000 more than the year before. The college admitted a record-low 17.5 percent of applicants, 560 students matriculated. …

History Department to hire African American history tenure-track professor

The History Department is looking to hire an African American History tenure-track faculty member to begin Fall 2022. Professor Harry Williams, who came to Carleton in 1989 and taught courses including African American History and Black Atlantic History, retired this year, and the History Department hopes to find another professor…

Intramural Sports get creative with outdoor and distanced activities

Like all other aspects of campus life, intramural (IM) sports continue to adapt to a COVID-conscious environment. Last term most IM sports, including 3v3 basketball and dodgeball, were canceled, prompting IM student coordinators to brainstorm new and COVID-friendly IM events to provide fun and flexible recreation for Carls.  Over the…