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CSA approves new student organization for Carls interested in research careers

While driving home after Fall Term, Maris Daleo ’21 and Anna Hughes ’21 were both reflecting on what led them to want to pursue careers in research. They had entered Carleton with a love for STEM, but Hughes noted that they both felt “narrowed into one career path”—pre-vet and pre-med…

Recognizing heavy workload, CSA reintroduces a proposal for executive pay

“Being CSA President was consuming, to be honest,” former President Anesu Masakura ’20 told the Carletonian. Last year, Masakura introduced a proposal for executive pay after including it in his campaign for election to the Carleton Student Association (CSA), Carleton’s student government. CSA has considered executive pay a number of…

Alum Kirbyjon Caldwell ’75 sentenced to six years in prison for fraud

Carleton alumnus and pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell ’75 was sentenced to six years in prison for fraud, according to the New York Times. Caldwell was a spiritual adviser to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, as well as the leader of Windsor Village United Methodist Church, a predominantly African-American megachurch…

Dr. Banaji addresses implicit bias in annual Lufkin lecture

On Thursday, January 21, Dr. Mahzarin Banaji, a psychologist at Harvard University who coined the term “implicit bias,” gave a talk titled “Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People” as part of the Lufkin series of psychology talks. The Lufkin series is funded through the Lufkin Lectureship Fund, which is sponsored…

Carleton Environmental Advisory Committee enters Phase II of the Climate Action Plan review process

This Winter Term, Carleton’s Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) is hosting a series of conversations to recommend updates to the Climate Action Plan (CAP), which outlines a path for Carleton to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Created in May 2011, the CAP is nearly 10 years old and, according to members…

New offerings at Sayles: snack packs and the GET app

This term, Sayles Café has introduced two new components: snack packs that can be bought with dining dollars or Schillers, and the GET app, which can be used to order food online for pickup at Sayles. The app can also be used to access all OneCard information, such as meal…

Carleton nationally recognized for commitment to first-generation students

Last December, the Center for First-Generation Student Success named Carleton a First-Gen Forward institution, a distinction it now shares with 156 other colleges and universities in the nation.  The Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to “driving higher education innovation and advocacy for first-generation student success,” awards the title annually to…