For the sake of the privacy of our fellow students, The Carletonian has a long standing precedent of not reporting on alcohol related medical transports to Northfield Hospital. Though protecting the identities of our peers is important, the rule has forced this paper to sacrifice informing the public about an alarming increase in the number life-threatening alcohol related injuries.
The devastating earthquake in Haiti has garnered 24-hour news coverage and deservedly so. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12 has killed an estimated 200,000 people. The world’s attention should be concentrated on helping this country back to its feet. The media coverage however has unfortunately been one-sided.
We voted for change in 2008. One year into his presidency, we are still waiting.
I really enjoy the people who yell at me when I eat snow. I only eat the clean patches, and it's really not that different from eating grass, which is my snack-off-the-ground of choice during the more fertile seasons.
There are many things we can avoid or ignore from within the safety of our Carleton bubble. The recent tragedy in Haiti is simply not one of those things that can be easily brushed aside.
Despite the incredible work done through offices such as Disability Services, the Gender and Sexuality Center, the Office of Intercultural and International Life, and many others, diversity and acceptance are still not core threads in the fabric of the Carleton institution.
Vandalism happens on college campuses. Windows shatter, lights break, and graffiti defaces. The phenomena is universal. While these relatively minor crimes certainly happen at Carleton, one can't help but wonder about the psyche of normally respectful, responsible, socially active students. What leads thoughtful students to commit such crimes? Clearly, alcohol is not solely responsible.
A consistently troubling statistic is that women continue to make less than men in 2009. Lipman believes that we, as a society, have come to a plateau in forwarding women's equality.
The beginning of the school year is not usually about endings. However, this announcement gives us the chance to reflect not only on what President Oden has accomplished in the past, but also what opportunities he has created for the future of Carleton.