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Student-led email campaign says silence won’t be tolerated

On Thursday, May 28, Louis Stein ’20 posted a story on his Instagram account regarding the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer three days earlier. His post included a screenshot of an email he had sent to President Steven Poskanzer asking Poskanzer to take a stand against…

OHP post about “Zoom exhaustion” reaches 2.7 million Facebook users, viewed in UK, Singapore, New Zealand

Before this month, the typical number of “likes” the Office of Health Promotion (OHP) received on a Facebook post was about four. One particularly popular post received five likes and nine shares. But one recent OHP post has racked up a whopping seventeen hundred likes, eighteen thousand shares, and 2.7…

Disability Services looks to update name, asks student body for input

Disability Services, a branch of the Division of Student Life, works to provide Carleton students with equitable access to academic, social, technological and physical elements of campus life. And while the office works closely with students who have documented disabilities, “disability” as a nominal term has come into question in…

Class of 2024 grapples with an unpredictable college start

Carleton’s Class of 2024 made their final college-choice decisions on Friday, May 1 not knowing whether their first year will be anything like they expected. Their senior years have been stripped of the rituals and freedoms that they looked forward to as a grand finale to their high school experience.…

Class of 2022 declare majors from afar

Last month, 486 members of the Class of 2022 declared their majors. The annual rite of passage had a different tone this year, with no Major Declaration Celebration being held in Sayles or the Great Hall.  Instead, Alumni Relations designed a virtual celebration, held on Carleton’s Instagram page on Friday,…

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…