We’ve discovered one of the many true joys of working on this publication. We receive an insurmountable number of emails from places we’ve never heard of who want to get the word out about whatever. We don’t entirely understand why they send these press releases to us, but we enjoy many of them immensely.
In the September 7th online edition of The Huffington Post, we were ranked as the second most intellectual college in America. This first confused us, and then it got us thinking. What on earth does it mean to be an intellectual school? Has Carleton somehow created an aura of being a school for intellectuals as opposed to non-intellectuals?
Most editors however did not have the privilege of breaking two major news stories – the retirement of President Oden and the selection of Steven Poskanzer as the incoming president. As many late nights and frustrating moments – and there were plenty – as it has entailed, we’re grateful for the experience and to the community for allowing us to do this job.
In yet another huge display of generosity, the Weitz family has led the Board of Trustees to reach another monumental fund raising goal this week. While their monetary contributions alone have been astounding, what moves us as students is their commitment to Carleton.
What's in a GPA? Lack of national recognition devalues Carleton GPAs.
In the world of competitive ultimate frisbee, Carleton College is a tiny school with a national reputation. Despite the school’s prestige, our two top men’s club teams have the chance to make history this weekend. For the first time ever, both the Carleton Ultimate Team (CUT) and the Gods of Plastic (GOP) are in position to advance to the Division I national tournament in Madison. Carleton is hosting the Midwest regional tournament this weekend, where that unprecedented scenario could be realized.
The latest issue of The Voice had a bucket list of things to do before graduating. Here is The Carletonian's midterm break version.
Whether these internships are a way for businesses to get free labor, a clear violation of the law, is currently under review. This is a crucial issue for lawmakers but the problem that hits closer to home is the widening stratification between privileged and disadvantaged students.
We want to be among the first to congratulate Steve Poskanzer on his appointment as the next president of Carleton College. Taking leadership at a prestigious college can be a daunting task and we realize that it is not the easiest time to be stepping into this position. President Oden leaves behind a legacy that will be hard to live up to and there are also many issues that the college is currently facing.
With the specter of stricter alcohol enforcement looming over students all year, it’s time for our community to have a transparent conversation about booze at Carleton.
Some basic facts about health care. The census estimates that 46 million Americans currently do not have health insurance. Of those uninsured, nearly 30% of them are young adults (ages 18 – 24) representing the largest group that pay out of pocket for health care. The only problem is, our population usually can’t afford it.
By the end of the CSA debate yesterday evening, there were about 20 people in the Great Space. Only six of us were actually there for the debate. Students filed by, ordering coffee and sandwiches, without as much as a glance towards their fellow students competing for the right to represent them. The ironic part of this dismal turnout? There are actually enough candidates to debate this year.