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Violent incident at St. Olaf leaves students injured

Just after midnight on Sunday, May 1, Northfield Police responded to a stabbing at Ytterboe Hall at St. Olaf College. The suspect is 20-year-old William Schulenberg of Chanhassen, Minnesota. Schulenberg allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend and three other people with a hammer and a folding knife.  According to CBS Minnesota and…

COVID-19 core team raises campus alert level to medium

On May 4, all Carleton students, faculty and staff received an email from the COVID-19 Core Team, reading as follows: “Over the past several days, we have seen an uptick in the number of cases of COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff. This trend of increased cases is beginning to…

COVID-19 core team revises decision making framework

On April 22, the COVID-19 Core Team announced changes to their decision-making framework to guide the college’s pandemic protocols. The framework was revised to be “more flexible than its predecessor” and “better represents the factors [the college] is considering at this stage of the pandemic when determining how to respond…

Dining hall workers and administration reach consensus on wage raises

With the Language and Dining Center (LDC) having lost 50% of their workers, the dining hall being highly labor intensive and high rates of dissatisfaction, it comes as little surprise that dining hall workers called for changes to their wages.  A brief timeline establishes that the negotiations between dining hall…

Students disappointed by final IDE plan

On Friday, April 15, President Alison Byerly announced the completion of Carleton College’s Community Plan for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE). The publication of this plan marks the end of a two-year process authorized in October 2020 by former President Steven Poskanzer, who commissioned an IDE Steering Committee in response…

Experiencing isolation in the Cave

At the end of Winter Term, the number of COVID-19 cases increased rapidly, requiring more space for isolating students than Carleton initially provided. The Cave, a student-run music and entertainment venue, was adapted into housing for students in isolation. The Cave is a relatively small venue, with limited ability to…

Porch to undergo renovations, possible closure

Porch, a college house beloved by many in the Carleton community, will be closing at the end of Spring Term. It is currently unknown whether Porch is closing temporarily or permanently. This closure also marks the first time in 20 years that Carls won’t be living in Porch, as students…

Sayles remodel delayed

Due to budgetary restraints, a remodel of the Sayles Cafe that was set to take place this summer has been delayed. The original plan for the remodel exceeded the $2.5 million budget funded by Bon Appetit and has been taken back to the planning team—composed of representatives from Bon Appetit,…