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In photos: Carleton administers over 300 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Some members of the Carleton community received the COVID-19 vaccine outside the Great Hall this week. Carleton has administered over 300 vaccinations in the past two weeks after receiving two shipments of the Moderna vaccine from the state of Minnesota, according to an April 7 email from Dean of Student…

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. …

“We need you to help this fight:” students protest Line 3

On March 25, Indigenous water protectors and allies staged a direct action protest at a Line 3 construction site in Hubbard County, Minnesota. More than 10 Carleton students were involved in the protest, including four students who locked down to prevent construction and were among the 26 protesters arrested. Line…

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…

Leadership transition in Disability Services

Carleton’s Disability Services Office—which provides student accommodations and support and works to improve understanding of disability in the campus community—has just begun a major transition this winter: the search for a new director. Ever since former director Chris Dallager left Carleton at the end of January, Accessibility Specialist Samantha Thayer…

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…

Chinese professor releases new book, hosts panel discussion

Professor of Chinese Shaohua Guo recently released a book titled “The Evolution of Chinese Internet: Creative Visibility in the Digital Public.” The release of Guo’s book was followed by a panel discussion on Wednesday, February 10,  organized by Professor Asuka Sango, Director of Asian Studies. Panelists included Professors Kathleen Ryor,…

CSA passes $30,000 Cultural Organization Fund originally proposed in Fall 2020

This past summer, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, a Carleton alumnus anonymously posted on the @dearpwi (Dear Predominantly White Institutions) Instagram page about how the Carleton Student Association (CSA) continually underfunded Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) student organizations and multicultural events.  Specifically, the post cited how…

Carleton and St. Olaf make annual joint donation to city of Northfield

On February 2, Carleton College and St. Olaf College each donated $80,000 to the city of Northfield, for a total of $160,000. According to Brenda Anglestad, the Finance Director of Northfield, the “donations go into the General Fund” and will be spent on “General City Operations, including Police, Fire, Streets…