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Carleton prepares for long-shot possibility of vaccine allocation from state

Having been approved as a vaccination site in February, Carleton is now in the process of strategizing priority groups, gathering data on eligible community members and managing a myriad of other distribution logistics. Dean of Students Carolyn Livingston told the Carletonian that “as a community clinic, we are abiding by…

Carleton encourages students to travel home over spring break

While many colleges across the US are cancelling spring break altogether, or at least encouraging or requiring students to remain on campus, Carleton recently announced that students who wish to stay on campus over the upcoming two-week Spring Break must petition for approval.  In her “5th Week Pandemic Update” email…

Carleton approved as vaccination site; requests 7,000 doses

The state of Minnesota has approved Carleton as a COVID-19 vaccination site, according to Dean of Students Carolyn Livingston’s February 3 pandemic update email. In the email, Livingston explained that “at this time, we don’t know when we might receive the vaccine or how many doses will be distributed to…

Fall term grading returns to normal, raises questions of equity

In the wake of the uncertainty of last Spring Term, Carleton chose to make all classes mandatory pass/fail (S/Cr/NC). This term, however, Carleton students are receiving traditional letter grades for their courses.  “Lower-level question”: Grading policy not addressed over summer President of the Faculty George Shuffelton, who was responsible for…

Parents, first-years fear college isolation

National news and discourse have recently been full of discussion about on a widely shared concern: the loneliness that plagues so many college first-years. Major news outlets such as the New York Times have started to explore the sense of isolation that so many first-years experience and the role that…

My least favorite question: Why Carleton?

Countless people have asked me over the past few months why I chose Carleton, and to be honest, it is one of my least favorite questions to answer. I feel like I’m supposed to have a neat, bullet-pointed list of the reasons that Carleton was the perfect fit for me,…