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“Trash Talk” program helps Carleton achieve a more sustainable future

Carleton is well on its way to its goal of zero waste by 2030. In this case, “zero waste” means that 90 percent of all campus waste will be diverted to recycling or composting facilities rather than landfills, according to Carleton’s Zero Waste Task Force. The current three-stream sorting system…

Carleton on track to meet interim emissions goal as geothermal project enters second phase

For the first time in over a century, Carleton’s utility system received a makeover. Starting in the summer of 2019, a new geothermal energy system has been providing heating, cooling and hot water to all east campus buildings, from Anderson Hall to the Recreation Center. The system’s implementation culminates Phase…

Iman Jafri ‘15 returns to Carleton as interim Muslim chaplain

Iman Jafri thought she wanted to go to medical school. Instead, she is Carleton’s new Interim Chaplain for Muslim and Interfaith Life. Jafri fills a position that had been vacant Fall term following Ailya Vajid’s departure last spring. Jafri, 26, graduated from Carleton in 2015 with a degree in Sociology…

CSA and SAO fund $5875 initiative to light tree outside Gould Library

In an effort to brighten campus, the Carleton Students Association (CSA) and Student Activities Office (SAO) funded a student-led initiative to light a tree outside of Gould Library. CSA and SAO shared installation costs; they contributed $3975 and $1900, respectively. In total, the project cost $5875. Maddie Kyhl ’21 came…

College creates student-athlete committee to bolster sexual violence prevention and response program

Earlier this term, Carleton’s Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation department (PEAR) established the Sexual Violence Prevention Athletics Advisory committee (SVPAAC) in collaboration with the college’s Title IX Office. According to Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator Nora Peterson, the committee was created as a platform for student-athletes’ perspectives on Carleton’s sexual violence…

Perlman seeks new director to continue to further mission

Carleton’s Perlman Teaching Museum is looking for a new director who would continue exploring its mission to incorporate visual learning into Carleton’s liberal arts experience and spark conversation in the local community, as stated on its website. The committee taking charge of the applicant review process is composed of Carleton’s…

Science database Sci-Hub to be blocked amid cybersecurity concerns

On Monday, January 13, all students received an email from Carleton’s information security officer Kendall George detailing several cybersecurity issues concerning Science-Hub, a popular online source for scholarly scientific information. “It is becoming clear to law enforcement and cybersecurity professionals that, contrary to Sci-Hub’s stated purpose, the actual purpose of…