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Behind the rise in on-campus COVID-19 cases

At the end of the first week back on campus following spring break, Carleton began to see a steady rise in cases of COVID-19 that alarmed the general campus community, a contrast to the extremely low numbers that Carleton experienced last term. This raised a multitude of questions as to…

In photos: Ujamaa Collective hosts donation drive following death of Daunte Wright

First-years Grace Bassekle, Mariam Zewdu, Amira Aladetan, Tae Bush and Faith Agboola mobilized after the tragic killing of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, to raise money for Daunte’s family and provide supplies for protesters in the Brooklyn Center area.  In collaboration with the Ujamaa Collective, CarlsAct has set up…

Campus water discoloration is temporary and harmless

On the evening of April 1 and into the morning of April 2, the water from taps, showers and toilets ran a muddy brown in Watson, Evans, Cassat, James, Myers and Cowling Gym. Students contacted their Resident Assistants, who informed the Facilities Department. By 8:23 a.m., April 2, Senior Accountant…

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…