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.
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.
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.
Professor Adeeb Khalid, the Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian Studies and History, gave the Carletonian some insight on the current and potential presence of terrorism in Sochi, Russia, where the 2014 Winter Olympics will be held starting this week. Throughout his career, Professor Khalid has written about Islamic extremism in Russia and ethnic conflict in the Caucasus region, a region in southern Russia near Sochi.
Red Square isn’t red. Moscow’s Chinatown doesn’t have Chinese restaurants. The anniversary of October Revolution is celebrated in November. The word for “suffering” and “torment” also means “oatmeal.”
Up to twenty times per week we swipe in at the dining hall, searching for the perfect combination of veggies, starches, and proteins to make up a meal.
Barack Obama formally addressed the people last Tuesday, an event widely viewed and discussed across the nation, even among the normally apolitical. However, of a poll of 150 students and professors on the Carleton Campus, only 18 people saw part of the State of the Union.
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1959, holds the honor of being the only full-time professional chamber orchestra in the United States.
Carleton students and alumni packed into Dacie Moses House last Sunday to celebrate what would have been Dacie Moses’s 131st birthday.
I was so excited the first time that I gave blood. The sting of the needle, the squishy red ball, the sugary snacks at the canteen – all encapsulated my blood donor experience along with the satisfaction that I am helping someone in need.
Al Franken’s 2014 campaign is underway and he decided to kick it off by paying a visit to the students of Carleton campus. The campus has shown strong support for his reelection already.
VFC, touted as a “campus-wide stewardship event,” drew 261 students to the Great Hall January 19th-23rd to write thank you notes to Carleton volunteers and donors and make fundraising calls to alumni.