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  • Diversity on campus isn’t just about skin color (Login Required)

    “I would like to thank Ben and Matt for raising the issue of having a diversity survey. I don’t think it should be the same diversity as the student body. We should be more diverse. The last two executive boards have been all white.”

  • Mine and thine in the Heartland (Login Required)

    The iron that floated Ironwood, Michigan in times of prosperity sunk it once boom turned to bust. Now, grimy rundown storefronts and an air of depression cling to the tiny northern town.

  • Be My Pancake (Login Required)

    Despite writing an opinion piece about Valentine’s Day, I don’t have an opinion for or against its celebration.

  • How to love a fish (Login Required)

    I stumbled into the dorm kitchen half asleep to find that the fishbowl was gone. “Where’s Social Experiment?” I asked the guy sitting there with his laptop. “Where’s our fish?” I repeated.

  • Spirit whatimals? (Login Required)

    “You know, I think that you’re like a cross between a Koala and an Elephant. A Koalaphant.” This is what my sister told me.

  • Diversity and representation (Login Required)

    “I believe we should represent Carleton proportionally. Carleton is predominately white. It makes sense that the Senate is majority white. There isn’t a lot of diversity.”

  • A one-year gay blood ban still isn’t fair or effective (Login Required)

    It has been exactly a year since Carleton first instituted proxy donation as a main fixture in the blood drives it hosts each term.

  • Don’t blame Carleton: those are federal policies (Login Required)

    I want to be clear: I am writing this article to provide perspective on the policies, not to undermine or denigrate or otherwise be unsupportive of any complainants who have gone through the process.

  • A response (Login Required)

    I am one of the students on Carleton’s Community Board on Sexual Misconduct. This gives me a unique student perspective.

  • A legacy of support (Login Required)

    In 2010, we radically changed the sexual misconduct complaint process at Carleton. Five years later, the campus is again engaged in dialogue about fair processes and survivor support.

  • Carleton’s serious about sexual assault (Login Required)

    I have been an associate dean of students at Carleton since January 2009. During spring term 2009, students demanded that the College review the processes regarding sexual misconduct complaints, which had not been reviewed since 2001.

  • I want to be a kid when I grow up (Login Required)

    I was singing on the sidewalks when I was told “to grow up.” My peer was only a year and a half older, and he was apparently disappointed in my behavior.