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An interview with incoming president Alison Byerly

This morning, Alison Byerly was announced as the 12th president of Carleton College, succeeding Steven Poskanzer. President Byerly will take office on August 1, 2021. Earlier this week, the Carletonian had the opportunity to interview Byerly over Zoom, speaking with the incoming president about her time at Middlebury and Lafayette,…

Future of Archer House still uncertain eight months after fire

Many Carls will vaguely recall the chilly November afternoon that marked the downfall of Northfield’s historic Archer House River Inn, which, along with beloved restaurants Chapati and Smoqehouse, was forced to close for the foreseeable future due to severe structural damages as a result of an accidental fire in the…

President Poskanzer exit interview: a conversation on legacy, racial equity, climate change, and the post-pandemic future of liberal arts colleges

On August 28, 2020, President Steven Poskanzer announced to the Board of Trustees his intention to step down as president following the end of this academic year while staying on as a professor of Political Science. Poskanzer’s departure ends an eleven-year tenure as Carleton’s president. Halfway through Poskanzer’s final term…

Former Carl Freddie Gillespie inks two-year deal with NBA’s Toronto Raptors

On April 28, Freddie Gillespie cemented his spot among the best basketball players in the world when he signed a two-year deal for the NBA minimum (around $900,000 per year). Gillespie, who hails from the Twin Cities suburb of Woodbury, played his first two years of college ball for the…

Students drove hours for vaccines; those fully vaccinated now exempt from certain protocols

On Wednesday, April 28, President Steven Poskanzer announced that Carleton will require the COVID-19 vaccination next fall, joining nearby Macalester College and a number of other colleges nationwide.  “In light of our congregate living environment and educational mission, there is a strong ethical rationale for and public health benefit in…

“Pilgrimage Progressive” celebrates interfaith life at Carleton

What do sacred places look like? What makes a place sacred? And can places be sacred to individuals, or do they need—in the words of Carleton’s Chaplain Carolyn Fure-Slocum—“some roots that are deeper and longer than ourselves?” These are some of the questions students pondered at last Sunday’s “Pilgrimage Progressive,”…

A brief history of Earth Day at Carleton

The changes in the way Carleton has celebrated Earth Day throughout the years are closely related to changes in environmentalism itself. Earth Day was first established in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson as a way to draw national attention to environmental issues. Amid the anti-war movement and growing public…

In photos: Pfizer vaccine clinic distributes 500 doses

On April 21, Carleton partnered with Thrifty White Pharmacy, a regional chain, to host a private first-dose Pfizer vaccination clinic in the Recreation Center, offering 500 doses. Meanwhile, Carleton has been consistently supplied with the Moderna vaccine. Carleton is currently in Phase 4 of its vaccine distribution plan, meaning all…

“A split between the cultural bonds”: students question OIIL division

During the Fall Term of this academic year, Carleton administration set in motion plans to reorganize the Office of Intercultural and International Life (OIIL) into two bodies—the Office of Intercultural Life (OIL) and the Office of International Student Life (ISL). Who drove the office reorganization remains unclear as a group…