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Senator argues end of homelessness

State Senator John Marty spoke about the reality of ending homelessness in Minnesota by 2020 last Monday night at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Acknowledging other politicians who believe eradicating homelessness will be impossible, the Senator told the audience that he is a “big believer that we’ll do it”. Civil rights…

Lack of interest may lead to end of yearbook program

The Algol, Carleton’s yearbook, is currently facing serious difficulties primarily due to a lack of staff. “We’re in a really awful situation,” said Sierra Hicks ‘08,who has been involved with The Algol since her freshman year. In the past The Algol has struggled to make publication deadlines. The 2006-2007 Algol…

Meteorologist speaks on evidence of climate change in Minnesota

Friday, January 11, Carleton students, staff, and faculty, along with other members of the Northfield community, filed into Skinner Memorial Chapel to hear Dr. Mark Seeley’s talk titled, “Climate Change in Minnesota: Evidence and Implications”. Dr. Seeley is a climatologist and meteorologist from the University of Minnesota and has worked…

Romney, Clinton lead Michigan primary: Unconventional practices leave Obama and Edwards off ballot

On January 15, the Michigan primary occurred earlier than previously scheduled against procedural guidelines. Democratic candidates Barack Obama and John Edwards withdrew their names from the ballot in protest. The Democratic National Committee plans to penalize the Michigan Democrats by preventing state party delegates from attending the national convention. Similarly,…

Students give back with Volunteer for Carleton

“Volunteer for Carleton” is an annual stewardship event hosted by the Alumni Annual Fund (AAF) Office. Carleton students are encouraged to volunteer as much of their time as they would like to participate in the many activities organized; these include making calls to alumni for fundraising purposes, writing postcards to…

New dorms projected for 2009-2010

It is actually going to happen. After years of speculation, debate, and blueprints, construction will begin on two brand new residence halls this spring. The final spot for the two state-of the-art dorms is the intersection of Maple and First Street across from the LDC. This location trumped other options,…

Professor opens waffle bar downtown

Last Saturday at around midnight when almost all the stores in downtown Northfield were long closed, a place was still packed with Carleton students. At one point, about twenty customers were spotted standing in line waiting to order waffles from this restaurant. Opened on December 17th, Sweet Lou’s Waffle Bar…

New York columnist Jane Brody speaks about health

Perhaps sent to reinforce your New Year’s resolutions for better health, on Friday, January 4, 2008, convocation speaker Jane E. Brody addressed a full house of Carleton students and community members. Her talk, entitled “Taking Charge of Your Health,” incorporated lessons learned over the course of her career as a…

New billboard in Faribault brings up both sides of the immigration debate

An anti-immigration billboard appeared just outside of Faribault two weeks ago, reflecting some of the communities sentiment towards the Mexican immigrant population in the community. The billboard, which reads “They Cross Now, You Pay Later!,” is paid for by Minnesota Seeking Immigration Reform (MINN-SIR) and supported by Governor Pawlenty’s 2005…

Student documentary gains national attention

The project that inspired Carleton students to go computer free for 24 hours fall term garnered national attention in USA Today. Melody Gilbert’s special topics Cinema and Media Studies class kept cameras rolling in order to record the experience of going computerless for a significant amount of time. The class…