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Tracing Carleton’s decision to adopt Mandatory S/Cr/NC for Spring term

Carleton has adopted a mandatory Satisfactory/Credit/No Credit (S/Cr/NC) grading policy for Spring Term 2020 due to the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new policy was announced to students, faculty and staff in an email from Dean of the College Beverly Nagel on April 3, the Friday before the…

Dozens of Bon Appétit, Barnes and Noble employees furloughed

By the first day of spring-term classes on April 6, most of Carleton’s dining hall and bookstore staff members had been placed on unpaid leave until further notice. While Carleton has assured all employees that their jobs are not in danger, these workers are employees of Bon Appétit and Barnes…

Students organize GoFundMe campaign to support first-generation and low-income peers

Several Carleton students have created a GoFundMe campaign with a goal of $100,000 to be distributed to first generation, low-income (FGLI) students who are disproportionately affected by Carleton’s closure for Spring term.  Caro Carty ’20 and Ozzy Cota ’22 came together to launch the campaign soon after the shift to…

COVID-19 sees business impact throughout the college

The COVID-19 pandemic has made business anything but usual at Carleton.  Offices throughout the college are reshuffling their priorities as a nearly empty campus and volatile stock market pose new financial challenges. Interviews with administrators in the Business and Finance Division of the college, the Registrar, Off-Campus Studies (OCS), and…

All Spring classes to be graded on S/Cr/Nc scale

All Spring term courses will be graded on a Satisfactory/Credit /No Credit (S/Cr/Nc) basis in light of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a campus-wide email from Dean of the College Beverly Nagel on Friday, April 3. This means that only S/Cr/NC grades will be recorded on student transcripts for the…

Faculty members express logistical concerns, heightened workload in the move to remote teaching

In a YouTube video to incoming students of Psychology 220: Sensation and Perception, Assistant Professor of Psychology Julia Strand said, “this class is definitely going to be different than it would be if I were teaching it in person, but I think if we work together, we can still make…