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Student podcast on 1918 flu and COVID-19 featured at Northfield Historical Society

As the country is caught in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a couple of Carleton students have turned to history and the community for perspective. Students from two classes—Historians for Hire and Anthropology of Health and Illness—came together over winter break to discuss the parallels between Northfield’s history in…

The friendly tamarin faces of the Primate Cognition Lab

For most students, Hulings Hall  is the location of the Biology and Psychology departments, but for the eight tamarin monkeys in Professor of Psychology Julie Neiworth’s Primate Cognition Lab, Hulings is home.  Since 1998, Neiworth has worked with 32 tamarins spanning three generations, earning four National Institute of Health (NIH)…

Embroidery: the preeminence of craft during COVID

I picked up an embroidery hoop for the first-time in my quarantined free time last spring. Upon returning to campus, I realized that I was in quite good company as a newly fledged embroiderer. Embroidery requires very few supplies. With a hoop, a needle, several thread colors, an article of…

Non-required reading: Carleton faculty share their all-time favorite books

Liz Raleigh, Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of Sociology and Anthropology Certain books have spoken to me at different times. “The Color Purple” is a masterpiece that I loved reading in college, but—rightfully so—the discourse surrounding it continues to evolve. Books are like food to me. Sometimes I want something…

Queer in Faith group examines intersection between religious and LGBTQ+ identities

Carleton’s new Queer in Faith group seeks to hold space for members of the LGBTQ+ community in whose lives religion plays or has played any role. Hannah MacLeod ’22, a Chaplain’s Associate, founded this group last term with her friend Dawson Eriksen ’23.  “Coming out as queer this past summer…

Communal closet: sustainability oriented fashion

This is the first article in the Carletonian’s new weekly fashion spread. I will be profiling current fashion trends/ movements, Carleton’s fashion norms, particularly stylish individuals, and other assorted fashion related content.  This week I am highlighting an essential part of Farm House’s daily routine, the communal closet (something I…

Former Carls form mutual aid groups with different visions for wealth redistribution

In the last year, current and past students have started two mutual aid groups to address economic inequality by redistributing wealth: Resource Generation (RG) at Carleton, and Pocket Change Pools (PCP).  The two groups have both individually donated thousands of dollars, but their approaches to raising funds differ widely. Carleton’s…

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,…

Navigating spacetimebodymind with Postdoctoral Fellow Lizbett Benge

To be clear, Lizbett Benge was not a theater kid. The stilted nature of a scripted theatrical production never interested her. It wasn’t until she started her doctorate work that she realized she could “just make things with the people and things that you have, and that’s art.” Then it…

Bryn Battani ’23 showcases musical chops in her debut EP

Confidence, competition, performance and identity. These are the things sophomore Bryn Battani explores in her debut EP, All I Have to Offer You is Anything You Want, recently released on January 15. Battani’s four song EP follows the release of her first single, “Neutral, Baby,” late last year.  Battani’s music…