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Budget cuts effect Women in Action panel discussions

Carleton’s Women in Math and Science group (WHIMS) ran a crepe stand last Friday in Sayles Hill due to a lack of CSA funding for their group. Lauren Kanner, a fourth year member and third year leader of the group, noticed that a main member of the CSA Budget Committee…

“Roadkill finds its way into vegetarian Green House for the third time in a month:” Unusual student activity described in Security Blotter piques curiosity

“Roadkill finds its way into vegetarian Green House for the third time in a month” Last week’s Security Blotter reported “two people…near the Rec Center with a shopping cart containing a dead wolf” at 10:00pm on Thursday, February 12. Security officer Randy Atchinson elaborates: “The animal turned out to be…

UPDATE: low retention rate remains source of concern for the college

The October 25, 2007 edition of the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education published an article on black students’ six-year graduation rates in colleges and universities nationwide. It showed that there remained a wide gap between the graduation rates of African-American students and those of majority students despite the slight…

Threat of industrial zoning in state park proves controversial

In recent months, Rice County has seen much debate surrounding the possibility of the re-zoning of Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park and the allowance of light industrialization, and on Tuesday the Board of Commissioners discussed the issue. The board denied the proposal of Pyrotechnics to house fireworks and related products in…

Carleton to implement student grant system via “Access Scholarships”

Following a financial aid trend initiated by peer institutions such as Williams, Grinnell, Pomona and Bowden, Carleton will this year increase spending with the goal of replacing student loans with student grants. Carleton’s 2007-2008 operating budget, approved last weekend by the board of trustees, includes $1 million towards “Access Scholarships”…