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Speak Up to be run by students, not GSC

Speak Up, Carleton’s annual event dedicated to centering and empowering the voices of sexual violence survivors on campus, will be organized and run entirely by students this year.  While the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) has consistently run Speak Up since its inauguration in 2013, GSC Director Danny Mathews has…

New CSA working group looking to alleviate graduation costs, offer cap and gown rentals

With graduation just around the corner, a new Carleton Student Association (CSA) working group is seeking to aid low-income students in getting the required caps and gowns.  The cost for these graduation materials from the Carleton bookstore is currently $54.98. Caps and gowns are not covered by the commencement budget,…

Administration outlines STEM Programming Manager position

Several administrators and faculty have begun to outline and search for a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programming Manager for the 2019–2020 school year. According to Carleton’s Network of STEM Education Centers (NSEC) page, the position will, among other responsibilities, involve promoting and organizing STEM-related events, acting as…

Hub phases out, incites changes to course registration

The Education and Curriculum Committee (ECC) expects changes to the course registration process within the next year. The committee intends to enact collapsed registration—in which  each class year is assigned one registration time—and early morning registration times.  Changes to course registration result from Carleton’s transition away from the Hub. Beverly…

Carleton hosts AALAC digital scholarship workshop

Last week, faculty members from several liberal arts colleges—including Carleton, Davidson College and Grinnell College—hosted an Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges (AALAC)–affiliated digital scholarship workshop. The event—the full title of which was “AALAC Workshop: Curricular Pathways for Digital Scholarship at Liberal Arts Colleges”—took place April 26 and 27 at…

Economics Dept permits S/Cr/Nc on prerequisite courses

The Economics department recently adjusted their language, explicitly allowing majors to take the two math prerequisite courses—Calculus I (MATH111) and Introduction to Statistics (MATH215)—on a Satisfactory/Credit/No Credit (S/Cr/Nc) basis.  The change in policy was proposed by Chair of Economics Jenny Bourne and Registrar Emy Farley at an Education and Curriculum…

College looks to bolster sexual violence prevention

On Monday, April 29, Nora Peterson, Carleton’s first full-time Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator, presented her plans for future prevention initiatives at CSA Senate.  The most pressing issue Peterson cited was expanding primary response methods at Carleton. While tertiary responses provide support systems for survivors and punitive measures for perpetrators, primary…

Celebrating student differences with Autism Awareness Month

For the first time, Carleton’s Disability Services is running programming around Autism Awareness Month, also known as Autism Acceptance Month. It is a time to acknowledge the diversity of Carleton students and those on the autism spectrum. In the words of JR Green ’21, Disability Services Peer Leader, this April…

CSA, Career Center host personal finance workshop

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, over 40 Carls attended a personal finance workshop led by Isaiah Goodman, the Chief Financial Advocate at the Minneapolis-based financial advising firm Becoming Financial. The workshop was the brainchild of Carleton Student Association (CSA) Representative Cole DiIanni ‘21, who received funding from CSA to bring…

OHP offers SWA-led sleep coaching

In Winter 2019, the Office of Health Promotion (OHP) started offering one-on-one sleep coaching for students.  “We had already chosen sleep as one of our four priority areas,” said Janet Lewis Muth, Director of OHP. This choice was based on the College Student Health Survey from 2017. “One of the…