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  • “The Liberal Arts Vision – Cockeyed Optimism, Despite Evidence to the Contrary” - Part two

    This is part two of a two part series in which we present Mr. Hunter’s speech in its entirety.

  • The importance of public and transparent discussion

    Last Thursday, two significant events happened that made it clear that right now is an important time for Carleton College. First, Carleton woke up on Thursday morning to find chalk messages around campus having to do with rape and sexual assault. Second, on the same day, the results of the Campus Climate survey was released to the Carleton community. Both events are indications that Carleton is not a college without problems, or without issues that need to be discussed publicly.

  • Hi, I’m Gross, mah No really, it’s Gross, mah

    Admission to Carleton gave me many things: a decal on my car, a newfound appreciation for Madonna’s brilliant “Like a Prayer,” an understanding of where my t-shirt comes from, an introduction to step-aerobics, and so much more. But perhaps the greatest thing Carleton has given me thus far is a name: grossmah.

  • Coming to Carleton, fate or chance?

    It's that time of the year - the weather is starting to turn, homework is starting to take a toll on our physical well-being, and sleep is difficult to come by. Some of you incoming freshman may be intimidated by the work load. Many students here, as we all know, are not from Minnesota, or even the United States for that matter, and adjusting to this college thing may be difficult. I'm sure I am not the only one here who has felt stressed out or had doubts run through my mind about whether or not I am capable of balancing my various extra-curricular activities.

  • “The Liberal Arts Vision – Cockeyed Optimism, Despite Evidence to the Contrary”

    This is part one of a two part series in which we present Mr. Hunter’s speech in its entirety. Part two will be presented in next week’s edition of The Carletonian.

  • New year, new changes

    An old Latin proverb states that, “Times change and we change with them.” Indeed, as The Carletonian begins its 129th year as a student-run publication, this proverb rings as true today as it must have centuries ago.
  • Fostering open political dialogue on campus

    Thoughtful and reflective conversations are a cornerstone of the Carleton experience.
  • Ethicist column: Environmentalists that eat meat?

    As many Carls probably know by now, last Spring Carleton was named one of the ten greenest colleges in America by Forbes Magazine. For anyone familiar with the student body this is not surprising, as Carleton students have consistently shown great concern for environmental issues ranging from climate change to the proliferation of invasive species. To further encourage this philosophy the school offers both curricular and extracurricular programs that actively encourage environmentalism.
  • Letter to the Editor: A student's reaction to "rapist" chalking

    In front of the townhouses it says, “Do YOU Feel Safe at Carleton?” You know what? For years I didn’t. I would spend time alone in my room after the incident, afraid, terrified, feeling very marginalized. But with Carleton’s help I began to feel better. And safer. Don’t take that away from me.
  • Dear Shabes

    This week we embark on a new journey to a higher echelon of journalistic integrity, straight into the heavenly realm of “Dear Abby.” That’s right. This week I will give you my unadulterated, infallible, and really, really, ridiculously intelligent advice.

  • Focusing On Cultivating Scientists

    We, the members of the first Carleton cohort known as FOCUS, Focusing On CUltivating Scientists, want to introduce ourselves and the second FOCUS cohort (class of 2012). FOCUS is a cohort geared towards helping develop science skills in students coming from different backgrounds. For us, the term science includes math, computer science, psychology and all of the natural sciences.

  • What’s the Arabic Word for Immature?

    “Ka’ak,” or “kaak,” in an Arabic context refers to “several different types of baked goods.” So it makes sense that building a story around someone wanting a bigger “ka’ak” is hilarious, especially if you’re twelve years old and get the giggles from saying naughty words.