Proxy Donor Campaign Takes Aim at Gay Blood Ban (Login Required)
Carleton has decided to take a stand against the FDA’s policy. As a preventative measure to ensure that blood is not contaminated with the HIV virus the FDA has declared that if “you are a male who has had sexual contact with another male, even once, since 1977” you are not allowed to donate blood.
Minimum Wage Hike Means a Raise for Student Workers (Login Required)
Student workers will receive a state-mandated raise in 2016, thanks to a new $9.50 minimum wage, approved by the Minnesota Senate last month.
Faculty Hope to Boost Public Health Offerings (Login Required)
Located at the intersection of some of Carleton’s most popular departments – political science, economics, biology, and statistics – public health seems to offer an ideal opportunity to apply liberal arts skills to real-world problems.
Olaf Woos Two Carleton Physics Professors (Login Required)
When physics Professor Jay Tasson’s three-year contract at Carleton ends later this year, Junior Ben Levy will be sad to see him go.
Olly Aboard: The Rise of Riding Culture (Login Required)
As spring commences, cyclists spray WD-40 on their chains and pedestrians pack away their boots for summer storage. Carleton is an environment for expression across a vast array of mediums, and personal transportation is no exception.
College Bids Farewell to GSC Leader (Login Required)
It is with mixed emotions that we announce a new adventure ahead for Kaaren Williamsen, Carleton’s Gender and Sexuality Center Director and Title IX Deputy for Sexual Violence Prevention. Kaaren has recently accepted a newly created position at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania as their Title IX Coordinator.
Mapping Petrochemical America (Login Required)
“Petrochemical America,” a collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff expands their 2010 book into a room full of humungous photographs and artistic graphs of the oil industry’s effects on a portion of Louisiana’s Mississippi River.
Staffers Present New Aid Policy at Campus Town Hall (Login Required)
Before 1993, Carleton’s admissions policy was proudly 100% need-blind. Qualified students were not denied admission because of financial restraints. Since then, shrinking budgets have forced the college to weigh need in admissions decisions for a certain percentage of students.
Admissions Stays the Course on SAT Requirement (Login Required)
The ACT and SATs are not often remembered fondly. In fact, for most students, the pressure of standardized testing was immense: the largest deciding factor determining whether one would be accepted into college.
Carls Leave Academia in Search of Adventure (Login Required)
There is a new trend that is catching on at Carleton; taking a gap year during college. Before writing this article, I had never heard of this trend. It hadn’t occurred to me that for some students, 4 years of isolation is just too much. That for some, living within four walls is too stifling. In my quest for answers on this increasing trend, I interviewed Juniors Caroline Anna Lauth (Geology/Archeology) and Mike Habermann (Economics), both of whom plan on taking a gap year.
Facilities Committee Outlines Future Construction Projects (Login Required)
The new Carleton Facilities Master Plan contains a number of provisions that will impact residential life at Carleton.
Vagina Monologues: Students React (Login Required)
On the first Sunday of spring term, over 400 students and local residents crowded into the Concert Hall for the annual performance of “The Vagina Monologues (the VagMons).”