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Largest spending year for CSA Budget Committee

Spring allocations took place Sunday, May 8, as the Carleton Student Association (CSA) Budget Committee allocated more than $718,000 to various student organizations and campus offices. This year’s allocations were the largest in Budget Committee history, dwarfing last year’s previous high of $624,088.  Total Carleton Student Association allocations (which include…

Carleton’s acceptance rate drops: we care about prestige, not people

Carleton recorded a record- low 17.5% admissions rate for the class of 2025. While this news was probably accompanied by cheers in Scoville Hall, it shouldn’t be a cause for celebration.  Carleton has not magically become a better school because we rejected 1,000 more applicants this year than last. Our…

Violent incident at St. Olaf leaves students injured

Just after midnight on Sunday, May 1, Northfield Police responded to a stabbing at Ytterboe Hall at St. Olaf College. The suspect is 20-year-old William Schulenberg of Chanhassen, Minnesota. Schulenberg allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend and three other people with a hammer and a folding knife.  According to CBS Minnesota and…

All applicants accepted for Northfield Option

All seniors who applied for Northfield Option—Carleton’s system for allocating off-campus, non-college owned housing—were accepted this year. Seniors with draw numbers as high as 257 were able to make it off campus, whereas many landlords and students had previously only considered those with numbers around 80 and below sure bets. …

New Mutual Aid Thrift Store

On February 27 and 28 from 1-5pm, the Carleton Mutual Aid Fund (CMAF) will hold its first ever Mutual Aid Thrift Store in the Little Nourse Theater. CMAF was founded in May of 2021, with the intention to alleviate the harms of wealth inequality and create a means of support…

Accreditation in the Era of Online Class

After the pandemic prompted a move to online instruction, accreditation—usually not an issue for established institutions like Carleton—has come to the foreground.  Accreditation is a process by which the Department of Education (DoE) ensures that institutions of higher learning, like Carleton, maintain certain standards of educational quality. Accreditation agencies are…