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Students drove hours for vaccines; those fully vaccinated now exempt from certain protocols

On Wednesday, April 28, President Steven Poskanzer announced that Carleton will require the COVID-19 vaccination next fall, joining nearby Macalester College and a number of other colleges nationwide.  “In light of our congregate living environment and educational mission, there is a strong ethical rationale for and public health benefit in…

Seven catalytic converter thefts overnight at Carleton

On Tuesday, March 16, Andrew Fitch ’21 was preparing to pack up his 2001 Honda Accord, which was parked in the Laird Stadium Parking Lot.  “I had finished all my finals, so I was getting ready to drive home for spring break, and that’s when I discovered it,” he said. …

Funding approved for Carleton Bike Cooperative to enable student repairs

On February 15, over $3,800 in funding was unanimously approved by the Carleton Student Association (CSA) for the Carleton Bike Cooperative—proposed by Jacyn Schmidt ’21 and Andrew Farias ’21 in partnership with the Sustainability Office and the Makerspace.  The funding comes from the Student Projects Committee, which Chair Polycarpe Bagereka…

In their own words: CSA candidates lay out their visions

This past week, the Carletonian reached out to all of the candidates running for CSA President and CSA Vice President. Each candidate was sent an email questionnaire. Because of space limitations, we are unable to publish each candidate’s answer to each question. We have selected answers from each candidate that…

Five students may join the ranks of Carls on “Jeopardy!”

“Minnesota’s Northfield College got this name in 1871, honoring a benefactor.”  If you answered, “What is Carleton?,” you would be correct, the college is named after William Carleton, who donated $50,000 when the school faced serious financial challenges.  This question appeared in the Double Jeopardy! round on the July 3,…

Winter means more time inside. How is Carleton addressing ventilation and airborne transmission?

As temperatures drop in Minnesota, students will be spending more time indoors, which is exactly where COVID-19 has the potential to spread – via contaminated aerosols.  “An aerosol is, by definition, any solid or liquid suspended in a gas; in this case, the gas is air,” said Dr. Deborah Gross,…

Carleton adopts land acknowledgement drafted by the City of Northfield

“Northfield was founded in 1855 —  8 years before Minnesota exiled Dakota people from the state and during a period when coercive and sometimes deceitful treaties dispossessed Dakota people of nearly all of their homelands. Carleton was founded 3 years after Dakota people were exiled; St. Olaf was founded 11…

Meet the Carl who majored in Russian and wound up translating ‘Parasite:’ A conversation with Darcy Paquet ’95

“My phone wouldn’t stop ringing,” said Paquet. After Parasite received the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Darcy Paquet ’95 came into the spotlight for his translation of the film’s subtitles. This year, the film won four Oscars, becoming the first non-English language film to win the Academy…