2014 Winter Issue 5 (February 14, 2014)
Lavern Rippley Donates Love, Crack to Olaf (Login Required)
Prior to Midwinter Ball on Saturday, campus erupted with rumors that Crack and Love House owner and St. Olaf German Professor Lavern Rippley had sold the houses, possibly to Carleton.
Carleton Rings in Year of the Horse (Login Required)
Dumplings, keynote speeches, and Spring Festival Gala screenings, oh my! Over this past weekend, Carleton students celebrated Lunar New Year with an array of events.
Carleton Sets Female Scientists Up For Success (Login Required)
Carleton College has long-held a sterling reputation for inspiring female scientists. In fact, Carleton sends some of the most women on for advanced degrees in the physical sciences of any college in the U.S.
Drafted Korean Students Put Academics on Hold (Login Required)
Every man born in South Korea is, whether they like it or not, required to serve in the military anytime between the age of 20 and 30. This creates about two years of vacancy in people’s twenties.
Students Fight for Smoking Ban (Login Required)
There has recently been talk over the concept of having a tobacco free campus. Why not? Hundreds of campuses have already begun this movement, toward what is described as a cleaner brighter future for students.
Arb Notes: Cows Put the Bite on Invasives (Login Required)
A slightly less renowned Northfield fact is that it is also home to a large bovine population. Why should we be so proud of Northfield’s tremendous bovinity?
Friendsies with Benefits? (Login Required)
“Friends Made Easy.” That’s the tagline for Friendsy, the newest social networking site to hit Carleton College, but whether it will live up to its tempting claim remains to be seen.
Rotblatt Escapes Changes (Login Required)
“The administration has accepted our proposal and Rotblatt is remaining in students’ hands,” Rotblatt committee chair Josh Carson ’14 wrote in popular Facebook forum Overheard at Carleton early Thursday afternoon.
Applications Fall 11% (Login Required)
The total number of applicants to the Class of 2018 is at 6,250, which is an 11 percent decrease from last year, according to Dean of Admissions Paul Thiboutot.
Board Discloses $6M Invested In Fossil Fuels (Login Required)
Many at Carleton aren’t surprised that roughly $3 million of the school’s endowment is invested in Philip Morris International, a tobacco company. Or that, even at a school that brags about its wind turbine and LEED-certified buildings, about 5 percent of the endowment is invested in fossil fuels.