As Russia Takes Ukraine, Carls Take on Russia (Login Required)
The Carletonian reached out to two Carls studying abroad in Russia for perspectives closer to the crisis in Crimea.
Concerns Spur Changes to Interest House Petitions (Login Required)
To improve the application process for creating interest houses and for applying to live in interest houses, Residential Life formed the Interest Community Advisory Committee (ICAC), which has spent this year working to better define and evaluate current and potential interest houses as well as to standardize portions of the application for living in interest houses.
In an unlikely but compatible hybrid between environmentally conscientious students, Bon Appétit, and Hmong immigrant farmers, a project to bring fresher foods to campus is underway.
Computer Science, History Big Winners as Sophomores Declare (Login Required)
A whopping 51 sophomores declared computer science majors, making the department the second most popular department for new majors, behind biology.
Getting High in the ’40s (Login Required)
In the October 16th, 1942 issue of the Carletonian, John Mattill wrote, “On the green grass of the Minnesota prairie, in a place that looks as far out in the sticks as the middle of Wyoming and just as flat, is Carleton’s newest 160 acres.”
Spring Concert is one of the most widely attended annual school-run events and yet many people can’t even agree about what kind of band should be sought after.
Seven Carleton Faculty Earn Tenure (Login Required)
This spring, Carleton awarded tenure to seven faculty members: Roger Bechtel (theater), Catherine Fortin (linguistics), Tun Myint (political science), Asuka Sango (religion), Katherine St. Clair (mathematics), David Tompkins (history), and Jennifer Wolff (biology).
Admission Rate Rises Following Slight Drop in Applications (Login Required)
Last month, Carleton offered admission to 1436 applicants from the school’s second-largest application pool in history. The acceptance rate for the class of 2018 was 23 percent, as compared to 22 percent for the class of 2017.
Martha-Elizabeth “Marty” Baylor, assistant professor of physics, Carleton College, has received a prestigious award from Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) to improve optofluidic refractometers.
Green Eggs and Ham (Login Required)
As millions of students receive their college acceptance letters this month and prepare to make one of the biggest decisions of their lives, Real Food Challenge is proud to announce that 134 colleges and universities are now participating in a national, student-designed program—called “The Real Food Calculator”—to measure and report sustainable food in campus dining.
Not All Campus Jobs Created Equal (Login Required)
Everyone on campus either has, had or knows someone with an on-campus job. Freshmen tend to work in the dining hall or Sayles, or, if they’re lucky in the Post Office or the arb.
Is Your Floor Tub-Free? (Login Required)
Carleton’s campus is a historical landscape, and each object that composes it both holds a story and serves as a prop to the present. Carleton’s bathtubs are a prime example.