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A nudist manifesto

There is nothing remotely indecent about the human body. Our bodies are not merely “decent,” but magnificent, beautifully-designed images that ought to be normally displayed in public places. Our legs have the ability to travel vast distances and scale mountains. Our arms have the ability to embrace and show love…

Carleton wants your liver dead

As an old adage goes, there is no such thing as bad press. Because of Carleton’s decision to decrease the overall time that beer (Hamm’s) could be served at the 156th Rotblatt in addition to not allowing the Rotblatt coordinators to solicit donations, current students and alumni alike were called…

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…

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…

A response to calls for intervention in Ukraine

We have grown up in an age of unprecedented peace and prosperity, an age which has allowed economic growth for every country of the world, an age in which poverty, famine and disease have been consistently decreasing. Last week’s Carletonian featured a demand for U.S. intervention, a call to not…

A Conversation With Jancyn Appel, Newly Elected CSA President

Elections for the Carleton Student Association (CSA) concluded on March 6, 2022, with results announced the following morning. According to Delina Haileab ’22, voter turnout was 4% lower than that of the previous year, with approximately 45% of students voting in the CSA elections. Winning approximately 63% of the total…