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Tracing Carleton’s decision to adopt Mandatory S/Cr/NC for Spring term

Carleton has adopted a mandatory Satisfactory/Credit/No Credit (S/Cr/NC) grading policy for Spring Term 2020 due to the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new policy was announced to students, faculty and staff in an email from Dean of the College Beverly Nagel on April 3, the Friday before the…

Grandparents now welcome: student clubs adapt to online environment

Next Wednesday from 5-6p.m. and Friday from 6-7p.m., over 60 students will be dancing simultaneously to the song “Boss B*tch” over Zoom.  Some students may be accompanied by siblings, others by grandparents. Two weeks into online classes, Synchrony II—a student-run dance company—is just one of many student organizations that are…

In 1918, the Flu pandemic arrived at Carleton; students were quarantined—on campus

The 1918 flu killed 675,000 people in the United States, with over a quarter of Americans sickened. Worldwide, the death toll was between 50 and 100 million This was no ordinary strain of the flu. According to John M. Barry in “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic…

How to choose convocation speakers: a Q&A with Kerry Raadt

The weekly convocation series at Carleton College is a shared campus experience that brings students, faculty, staff and Northfield residents together for an hour presentation from experts in a variety of fields. The primary goal of the series is to stimulate thought and conversation on a wide range of subjects.…

Peer Leaders first to receive housing announcement update

On Saturday, January 11th, Dean Livingston and Tanya Hartwig, the associate director for the Office of Residential Life, delivered a housing announcement to 272 students who attended the Peer Leader Winter Conference. According to one slide of the presentation, the announcement aimed to further define the housing recommendations of the…