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Changes to political science major

Beginning with the class of 2024, the Political Science major requirements are being changed. The most notable changes are the combination of the old two tracks, Political Science and Political Science/International Relations, into one “Political Science & International Relations” Major.  The old major, requiring only 66 credits, now requires 75,…

Largest spending year for CSA Budget Committee

Spring allocations took place Sunday, May 8, as the Carleton Student Association (CSA) Budget Committee allocated more than $718,000 to various student organizations and campus offices. This year’s allocations were the largest in Budget Committee history, dwarfing last year’s previous high of $624,088.  Total Carleton Student Association allocations (which include…

Carleton 2026 profile: lowest acceptance rate to date

With the May 1 deadline coming and going, a new class of students commit to making Carleton their home for the next four years. After National College Decision Day, Admissions reports the lowest acceptance rate for any class in the history of the college at 16.5%. Also a historical record…

Increase in nationwide inflation leads to rise in tuition

As the United States continues to see heightened inflation, higher education has not been immune to its effects. A report by the NBC news stated that tuition costs are expected to increase rapidly in the coming years, with some schools increasing their tuition by as much as 4.7 percent.  According…

Violent incident at St. Olaf leaves students injured

Just after midnight on Sunday, May 1, Northfield Police responded to a stabbing at Ytterboe Hall at St. Olaf College. The suspect is 20-year-old William Schulenberg of Chanhassen, Minnesota. Schulenberg allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend and three other people with a hammer and a folding knife.  According to CBS Minnesota and…

COVID-19 core team raises campus alert level to medium

On May 4, all Carleton students, faculty and staff received an email from the COVID-19 Core Team, reading as follows: “Over the past several days, we have seen an uptick in the number of cases of COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff. This trend of increased cases is beginning to…

COVID-19 core team revises decision making framework

On April 22, the COVID-19 Core Team announced changes to their decision-making framework to guide the college’s pandemic protocols. The framework was revised to be “more flexible than its predecessor” and “better represents the factors [the college] is considering at this stage of the pandemic when determining how to respond…

Dining hall workers and administration reach consensus on wage raises

With the Language and Dining Center (LDC) having lost 50% of their workers, the dining hall being highly labor intensive and high rates of dissatisfaction, it comes as little surprise that dining hall workers called for changes to their wages.  A brief timeline establishes that the negotiations between dining hall…

Students disappointed by final IDE plan

On Friday, April 15, President Alison Byerly announced the completion of Carleton College’s Community Plan for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE). The publication of this plan marks the end of a two-year process authorized in October 2020 by former President Steven Poskanzer, who commissioned an IDE Steering Committee in response…