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Students disrespect Muslim prayer space, apologize amid community backlash

During Spring Concert on Saturday, May 25, two non-Muslim students were found engaging in sexual activity in the Muslim Prayer Room of the Chapel while Muslim students waited to enter the room for Ramadan evening prayers. The next afternoon, all students received an email from Chaplain Carolyn Fure-Slocum informing them…

Alumnus involved in black hole research returns to speak

On Tuesday, May 14, Carleton alumnus and former physics major Andrew Chael ’13 visited  campus to lecture regarding his ongoing research into the science and imaging of black holes. Chael is a one of the leading members of the Imaging Working Group of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a global…

The Cave sponsors first-ever student-led Queer Week

From Monday, May 20, to Thursday, May 23, the Cave sponsored a series of student-led events—a Queer Meet and Greet, movie screening, discussion regarding sex titled “Sexclamation Point (!)” and student drag showcase—celebrating the first-ever Queer Week at Carleton. Oswaldo Cota ’22, Carleton Student Association (CSA) Class Representative and part…

Carleton holds 15th annual Empty Bowls Project

Unimpeded by damp, dreary weather, Carleton hosted its 15th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Friday, May 17. Held on the edge of the Bald Spot across from Willis and Sayles, the community meal featuring soup, bread, and functional ceramic bowls marked the culmination of week-long, campus-wide programming to celebrate the…

DRAM to headline Spring Concert

The Spring Concert Committee has chosen Virginia-born rapper DRAM to headline this year’s festival, which will be held on Saturday, May 25. The decision was announced via the Spring Concert Facebook page on Monday, May 13.  Alongside DRAM, other acts include student bands such as Battle of the Bands winners…

Class of 2023 currently over-enrolled, more diverse than anticipated

After Wednesday, May 1, National College Decision Day, 545 of the 1,401 students admitted to Carleton decided to join the class of 2023, marking a 38.9 percent yield. According to Vice President and Dean of Admissions Paul Thiboutot, the college had a target enrollment of 520 students, meaning that the…

SHAC webinar informs alumni about mental health at Carleton

This past Monday, May 13, Carleton alumni tuned in to a Carleton Connects webinar to learn about the mental health resources Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) and the Office of Health Promotion (OHP) offer to students.  Carleton Connects is a monthly webinar run by Alumni Relations that presents on a…

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,…