2013 Fall Issue 7 (November 8, 2013)
Carleton Tuition Rises by 3.7%, More Than National Average (Login Required)
At Carleton, this year’s comprehensive fee, which includes tuition, room, board, and other mandatory fees, is a 3.7 percent or $2,151 increase from last year. Nationwide, the tuition increase for the same time period is approximately 2.9 percent.
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“Just because you can build a better ship doesn’t mean the people will do it.”
Campus Not as Environmentally Friendly as We Think (Login Required)
Carleton’s self-proclaimed ‘greenness’ is visible everywhere on campus, from recycling and compost bins in nearly every corner, to the windmills that lie on the peripheral of campus. Lights switch off automatically. Toilets give the option of flushing with less water.
Carleton Ponders Online Classes (Login Required)
With the popularity of Internet classes swiftly growing, a group of administrators is considering whether or not to shift some Carleton courses online.
History Department Update (Login Required)
The history department began a new theme this term on medicine and the environment. One major focus of the field examines the dynamic relationship between physical environments, human bodies, cultural, political, and social trends.
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Men’s Soccer Tops St. Olaf, Moves on to MIAC Championship Match (Login Required)
After waiting an extra 24 hours due to poor field conditions, the Carleton College men’s soccer team avenged its loss to rival St. Olaf College five days prior with a thrilling 1-0 triumph in the semifinals of the MIAC Playoffs.
Women’s Cross Country Takes MIAC Title (Login Required)
Sparked by three runners in the top-10 and all five scorers finishing among the top-20, the Carleton College women’s cross country squad claimed the team title at the 2013 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Championships contested at Como Park Golf Course.
Football's Fourth Quarter Comeback Bid Falls Short as Knights Fall to Ranked Cobbers (Login Required)
Facing its fourth ranked opponent in the last six weeks, the Carleton College football team put a scare into No. 19 Concordia College. The Knights (4-4, 2-4 MIAC) nearly erased a three-touchdown deficit in the final period, but in the end, the Cobbers (7-1, 5-1 MIAC) prevailed by a score of 35-27.
Men’s Cross Country Takes Second at MIAC Championships (Login Required)
Santo Olafio proved worthy of its national No. 3 rank, winning the MIAC title with 20 points as all five scorers posted top-10 finishes. The Knights claimed second with 81 points followed by Universucky of St Thomas (104) and Saint John’s University (108).
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CUT Me a Break: A Reply to Goodgame and Halloran (Login Required)
This past week, my article in issue six of the Carletonian was the subject of criticisms by Maddy Halloran and Michael Goodgame. They argued that I had no evidence for my views, which were not only false and unfair to CUT, but (as Mr. Goodgame charges) downright “hateful” and “spiteful.” I concede that I ought to have more clearly referenced my sources in the piece.
What the Modern Relationship Should Be (Login Required)
Everyone wants to be loved. It’s as simple as that. While mulling over this week’s Viewpoint topic, I couldn’t come up with anything clever or witty to say. No matter how hard I tried, it just ended up sounding cheesy.
Dating at Carleton: Why Doesn’t it Exist? (Login Required)
If a stranger on the street asked me about the dating culture at Carleton, I’d likely tilt my head, squint my eyes and let out a long, uncertain “um”--because the fact remains: I don’t sense that there even is an overwhelming dating culture at Carleton.
"Love" and Other Ambiguous "Things" (Login Required)
So for the first time this term we have more space in the Viewpoint than we have articles to plop in (I’ll cut y’all some slack given the 8th week workload you probably have…), which means I guess I’ve got an hour and a half to come up with 800 words on a topic I’m hilariously unqualified to write about: the Carleton hook-up/dating scene. Should be fun.
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Editorial (Login Required)
Academics at Carleton are extraordinary. It’s not a secret. U.S. News ranks Carleton seventh best amongst the nation’s liberal arts colleges and Forbes says that we’re 45th in the nation. With a 31% acceptance rate, it’s one of the most exclusive colleges in the States.
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ArbNotes (Login Required)
If you’ve been for a walk in the Lower Arb during the past year, you’ll have noticed various barren-looking regions that were covered by conifer plantations, until recently.
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"Twelfth Night" Feeds Audience Food of Love, Ends on a High Note (Login Required)
For her final Carleton production, Ruth Weiner transported the audience to Illyria – a mysterious land where two shipwrecked twins find love and each other.
Theater Department Says Goodbye to Ruth Weiner (Login Required)
Ruth Weiner isn’t only a retiring Theater Professor, she is a piece of Carleton history who is finally taking her bow and leaving theater at Carleton in our capable hands.