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  • Students petition to redefine BIRT (Login Required)

    "We will absolutely look at issues of historical marginalization and oppression. It won’t be the only thing we look at. It’s absolutely critical that we pay attention to all issues of historical marginalization and how to address them while still leaving the door open to other concerns."

  • David Loy '69 returned his honorary degree to raise awareness for divestment. Photo by Allie Tucker.

    Alum returns honorary degree in protest (Login Required)

    "Investment is not a morally neutral issue. Where we put our money is, like it or not, a sign of our involvement in something. Investment is not something that should be done just thinking in terms of highest returns, but we do need to look at these moral concerns."

  • Courtesy of Steven Spehn

    $35.6 million Weitz expansion will house music department, performance spaces (Login Required)

    “I think everybody’s happy with it,” said assistant professor of music Andy Flory. “We really wanted to integrate music into the other creative aspects going on at the Weitz; it seems like there’s an energy there.”

  • Gmail to replace Zimbra (Login Required)

    “Technology has changed a lot in the last 10 years,” Janet Scannell, chief technology officer, said. “It’s time to modernize our tools and practices. We can collaborate now better than ever before.”

  • ETB will submit a proposal to CSA for changes to Little Nourse. Photo by Kayla Rudess.

    Renovations possible for Little Nourse (Login Required)

    “Although everyone loves the gritty run-down vibe of Nourse, it could be better without losing its charm,” Faber said.

  • Class of 2018 major declarations

    Minors supported by campus, survey shows (Login Required)

    "The primary question posed was, “Do you think minors fit well at Carleton?” Among the students who completed the survey, 73 percent supported minors at Carleton. Of the remaining percentage, 20 percent were unsure, 2 percent had no opinion and 5 percent did not think it was a good fit."

  • Graph showing the overall number of Northfield Option students over time.

    Northfield Option in decline (Login Required)

    "We asked Carleton to reduce the number of students living in the neighborhood, and it responded by building two multi-million-dollar halls on the campus’s southeast border."

  • SHAC hires new staff to meet demand (Login Required)

    "I've been here for fifteen years, and the number of appointments and number of students we treat has risen every single year, and I predict that need will continue to rise."

  • Superhero Dance moved to Cowling.

    Superhero Dance moved to Cowling (Login Required)

    “We worked hard to make Cowling look less like a gym by highlighting comic strips, having life-size cutouts, setting up a photo booth and, of course, having pizza.”

  • Istanbul OCS trip cancelled abruptly (Login Required)

    “I personally would still take that risk for myself and my family. I’d go there tomorrow, but it’s a different set of considerations when you are responsible for students--morally and legally,” said Khalid, “It was basically a question of what level of risk were we happy to cope with. We were not comfortable with taking that risk.”

  • Admissions Office shortens Accepted Students Days (Login Required)

    “Obviously, prospies roaming free to drink is not necessarily a great idea, but I feel that sacrificing the Friday night really loses a lot of the appeal of the trip since student life is more than just Thursday night all-nighters.”

  • Bike share program on (w)heels of failed basketball court project (Login Required)

    The Bike Share project, which will permit the use of eight new bikes from the Recreation Center, aims to increase student access to a high cost activity.