Mental health class seeks to erase stigma (Login Required)
“Mental health is a term that is often used to talk about mental illness, but in reality mental health is something everyone has, so we wanted to talk about that part of it....We talk about topics such as self care, gratitude, and mindfulness. We try to make it human and get people to think about how that impacts their lives, because it does. It impacts everyone’s lives.”
A Christmas Tragedy: Willis Hall Burns (Login Required)
"Furnishings, records, over 2,000 books and most of the geological and natural history collections burned, while many students who had been living in the upstairs dormitory lost all of their possessions."
"Scoville was the birthplace of Carleton’s unofficial mascot. The May 1, 1898, Carletonia briefly mentioned “a very beautiful gift” of artwork from Miss Isabella Watson, namesake of our high-rise dormitory. Included in the gift were busts of the German writers Johann Goethe—and, of course, Friedrich Schiller."
Vegans crave more from Bon Appétit (Login Required)
“If I could ask Bon App for one thing, it’d just be one hot vegan entrée at each dining hall, every meal,” Culotta said. “Because a vegan is going to show up at the dining hall every time. There should be something.”
WGST program dreams of hiring full-time faculty (Login Required)
“Our students are upset, and legitimately so....We all want more consistency in the program’s resources,” Sehgal explained.
Gould and red: a president's favorite color (Login Required)
Although Gould's ties were his trademark, they were just one facet of a well-rounded man: "The Gould personality and reputation outshine that of the red tie."
Mudd to be demolished for new science building (Login Required)
"'Faculty are designing their own research suites from scratch, which is a rare thing,' said Psychology professor Ken Abrams. The new facility will emphasize efficiency, flexibility, disciplinary integration, and modernity."
Carleton receives grant for DACA students (Login Required)
“I think we’re hoping that more dialogue will occur, more programming will occur.” Accepting DACA students is new “to us as an institution, and so I think we’re just getting started hopefully in having this conversation happen on campus.”
Campus grapples with trigger warnings (Login Required)
The first Convocation speaker this term reenergizes dialogue about trigger warnings: whether they allow for better discussion and for people who have had traumatic experiences to prepare themselves, or inappropriate in the context of a classroom where virtually every idea should be subjected to rigorous criticism.
Lafayette Bliss: Pioneer of MN education (Login Required)
Testimonials on his behalf called Lafayette Bliss “one of the very best exponents of the gospel of work to be found among the educators of the state” and “the very man to take charge of the education of your children if you expect them to compete in the world’s work with any chance of success.”
BIRT to address bias on campus (Login Required)
“In no circumstances has freedom of speech been an absolute thing. There’s always been a balance between freedom of expression on one hand and the impacts of your expression on other people on the other hand.”
Carltalkracy: Carls for... Marco? (Login Required)
“Being a Republican in Minnesota, where it feels like my vote doesn’t really matter in the general election, I think it’s important to go out [to the caucus] and vote when my vote matters.”