Drafted Korean Students Put Academics on Hold (Login Required)
Every man born in South Korea is, whether they like it or not, required to serve in the military anytime between the age of 20 and 30. This creates about two years of vacancy in people’s twenties.
Students Fight for Smoking Ban (Login Required)
There has recently been talk over the concept of having a tobacco free campus. Why not? Hundreds of campuses have already begun this movement, toward what is described as a cleaner brighter future for students.
Arb Notes: Cows Put the Bite on Invasives (Login Required)
A slightly less renowned Northfield fact is that it is also home to a large bovine population. Why should we be so proud of Northfield’s tremendous bovinity?
Friendsies with Benefits? (Login Required)
“Friends Made Easy.” That’s the tagline for Friendsy, the newest social networking site to hit Carleton College, but whether it will live up to its tempting claim remains to be seen.
Rotblatt Escapes Changes (Login Required)
“The administration has accepted our proposal and Rotblatt is remaining in students’ hands,” Rotblatt committee chair Josh Carson ’14 wrote in popular Facebook forum Overheard at Carleton early Thursday afternoon.
Applications Fall 11% (Login Required)
The total number of applicants to the Class of 2018 is at 6,250, which is an 11 percent decrease from last year, according to Dean of Admissions Paul Thiboutot.
Board Discloses $6M Invested In Fossil Fuels (Login Required)
Many at Carleton aren’t surprised that roughly $3 million of the school’s endowment is invested in Philip Morris International, a tobacco company. Or that, even at a school that brags about its wind turbine and LEED-certified buildings, about 5 percent of the endowment is invested in fossil fuels.
Lavern Rippley Donates Love, Crack to Olaf (Login Required)
Prior to Midwinter Ball on Saturday, campus erupted with rumors that Crack and Love House owner and St. Olaf German Professor Lavern Rippley had sold the houses, possibly to Carleton.
Islamic Extremism in Southern Russia (Login Required)
Professor Adeeb Khalid, the Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian Studies and History, gave the Carletonian some insight on the current and potential presence of terrorism in Sochi, Russia, where the 2014 Winter Olympics will be held starting this week. Throughout his career, Professor Khalid has written about Islamic extremism in Russia and ethnic conflict in the Caucasus region, a region in southern Russia near Sochi.
Russian Culture and the End of the World (Login Required)
Red Square isn’t red. Moscow’s Chinatown doesn’t have Chinese restaurants. The anniversary of October Revolution is celebrated in November. The word for “suffering” and “torment” also means “oatmeal.”
Behind the Counter: Getting to Know LDC Workers (Login Required)
Up to twenty times per week we swipe in at the dining hall, searching for the perfect combination of veggies, starches, and proteins to make up a meal.
Poll Reveals Widespread Political Apathy (Login Required)
Barack Obama formally addressed the people last Tuesday, an event widely viewed and discussed across the nation, even among the normally apolitical. However, of a poll of 150 students and professors on the Carleton Campus, only 18 people saw part of the State of the Union.