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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…

Carleton encourages students to travel home over spring break

While many colleges across the US are cancelling spring break altogether, or at least encouraging or requiring students to remain on campus, Carleton recently announced that students who wish to stay on campus over the upcoming two-week Spring Break must petition for approval.  In her “5th Week Pandemic Update” email…

CS department see eventful year with expansion to Olin, new registration system

The Computer Science (CS) Department has seen key changes implemented in the past year, from its expansion into the newly renovated Olin Hall to the development of The Match, a department-specific registration system designed to alleviate years of trouble with long waitlists. While these changes offer some wiggle room to…

In their own words: CSA candidates lay out their visions

This past week, the Carletonian reached out to all of the candidates running for CSA President and CSA Vice President. Each candidate was sent an email questionnaire. Because of space limitations, we are unable to publish each candidate’s answer to each question. We have selected answers from each candidate that…