Carleton is $55 million richer. The school’s endowment increased by 8.5%, from $645.7 million to $700.5 million from June of 2012 through June of 2013.
For the first time in over a decade, no Halloween Orchestra Concert took place this past weekend. Instead, the Student Activities Office hosted a “Spooktacular.”
“There are millions of Americans working with their hands trying to make a living out there. They’re very vulnerable and we are bringing people into this country to compete with them.”
Students with laptops and tablets may soon join the slackliners and Frisbee players that occupy the Bald Spot if a Carleton Student Association proposal for outdoor WiFi moves forward.
Because this is an odd numbered year, most Northfield residents will not be voting, but there is one election for the Northfield City Council Ward 4 seat that has turned contentious in recent days. About 150 Carleton students live in Ward 4, and therefore are eligible to vote in the Ward 4 special election.
Carleton has revised its financial aid policy, a change that will affect future classes of students from ‘18 onwards.
A few years back, Stevie P. declared that Carleton was to Ultimate Frisbee what Johns Hopkins was to lacrosse. Apt enough on the surface, but the analogy falters with further scrutiny.
Diverse communities often splinter into various sub-groups based on differing characteristics and preferences. Carleton is no exception to this, according to those who believe that a distinct sub-free community exists on campus.
“I made a rash hasty decision without any agenda or plan; I
pursued adventures; I followed the fun; I asked myself what I would find interesting and creatively challenging at this moment.”
The Facilities Planning Committee works to execute Carleton’s strategic plan. This includes examining the existing science, music, and public events facilities and deciding how to expand and restructure them. Part of the Plan is to find a new, better use for Scoville.
Although Carleton students are likely accustomed to hearing about vandalism on vending machines, they may be shocked to learn that there are other major sites of vandalism on campus—namely, the Carleton Arboretum and the Japanese Garden behind Watson.
Carleton students assume that they are safe on campus, and think of Northfield as a quaint, sleepy Minnesotan town whose tiny downtown and minimal nightlife pose no threat to students. However, several crimes in the last year have jolted some students and faculty out of complacency and raised serious questions about the security of Carleton’s campus and the surrounding perimeter.