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Academic calendar changes raise concerns about Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving

The current Fall Term schedule started on a Wednesday—rather than the typical Monday—in a move intended to help first-year Jewish students avoid travel on Rosh Hashanah for New Student Week (NSW). However, according to Jewish students, the change has led to greater challenges, with Yom Kippur, a Jewish holiday regarded…

COVID-19 update: baseline test results and what’s next

After a year of uncertainty, fear and Zoom classes coloring education and social life at Carleton, this fall term seems to be a safe return to the semi-normal. With promising baseline testing results and the soon-to-be relaxed masking requirements, the nearly universally vaccinated campus is taking some well-regulated steps towards…

Carleton SAAC votes on stunt and equestrian as emerging sports for women

At the Carleton Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) meeting on Thursday September 23, the body voted to support the establishment of both Equestrian and Stunt as emerging sports for women. Natalie Lafferty ’22, a member of the women’s soccer team who voted in favor of both resolutions said, “I know…

Class of 2025 Profile

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Class of 2025 was Carleton’s first class to be recruited entirely remotely. Despite this, the college had its highest number of applicants ever with 7,915 applications, nearly 1,000 more than the year before. The college admitted a record-low 17.5 percent of applicants, 560 students matriculated. …

Carleton celebrates end of steam use after 111 years

At around 3 p.m. on Friday, May 21, Carleton turned off steam power for the last time ever. This concludes 111 years of using steam to fuel our campus and help students survive Minnesota winters. The college has now fully transitioned to hot water geothermal power, a shift that indicates…

College announces relaxation of outdoor mask guidelines

In a May 14 email, Dean Carolyn Livingston announced that individuals and small groups will no longer be required to wear masks outside. A subsequent email defined a “small group” as 30 or fewer people. The new protocol was met with surprise from the student body, alongside a number of…

Outdoor events on the rise with increased vaccination rate

Reservations for outdoor spaces on campus have increased in recent weeks as the weather warms and more Carleton community members reach full vaccination status.  Using Carleton’s online reservation portal, The Carletonian gathered data on weekly reservations for outdoor spaces—including typical social spaces such as Mai Fete and the Hill of…

Local groups rally support for Palestine

Over the past two weeks, the Carleton Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), a progressive student organization, organized three rallies downtown in support of Palestine. A rapid response rally on Wednesday, May 12, and a larger rally on Saturday, May 15 showed solidarity for Palestinians in the face of recent intense…

Kaleidoscope Experience prepares BIPOC students for the workplace

Kaleidoscope Experience, a three-panel series hosted by the Career Center, the Office of Intercultural Life (OIIL), the Multicultural Alumni Network (MCAN) and TRIO, was held from May 4 through 19. Described as developmental opportunities for emerging professionals of color, the panels featured a host of Carleton alumni and employer partners,…