In one of the most historic elections ever, Northfield residents and college students got out and voted. The First United Church of Christ alone had 1217 voters throughout Tuesday. While some Carleton students voted absentee, Carleton and the CarlDems worked all day to make sure that students who wanted to vote in Minnesota knew where the polling booths were and were able to get to them.
T. Todd Masman, Director of Campus Activities, has resigned, just four months after coming to Carleton. He is leaving “to pursue other professional opportunities.” Hudlin Wagner, Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students said of Masman, “I have strong support for his skills and he will be an asset as he moves into his next opportunity.”
January of this year Carleton will complete the accreditation process it began in the summer of 2006.
Barack Obama was a convocation speaker in Feburary 1999. This was the article that ran following his visit.
At around 3 a.m. on November 11, 1918 – a world historic day whose ninetieth anniversary will be marked at Carleton and nationally next Tuesday - the fire-bells of Northfield began to peal. The bells announced the end of World War I – the Great War - the conflagration that heralded a century of bloody global conflict that took 20 million lives in all.
This year marks the 90th anniversary of the armistice that, in effect, ended World War I. According to Roger Paas, the coordinator of an exhibit in the McKinley-Gould Library about World War I, this is “one of the most important events in the 20th century.”
This winter there is a potential housing shortage at Carleton due to lower than expected Off-Campus Study (OCS) participation. In January, 200 students will return to campus that were not here during the fall while around 70 students will leave. The situation is exacerbated because Carleton is already in “expanded housing” said Steve Wisener, director of Residential Life. That means, for example, that rooms that are built on the verge of being doubles or triples are being used as triples right now.
Oles, Carls, and Northfield residents alike packed St. Olaf’s Boe Memorial Chapel Monday night for a talk by Arianna Huffington, founder of left-wing online news source The Huffington Post.
Setting the student activity fee is one of the Carleton Student Association’s (CSA) many responsibilities, and during this Monday’s senate meeting, this issue was brought forth for discussion. Evan Rowe, a senator and leader on this issue, began the discussion by introducing the idea of switching to a sliding-scale fee which would set the student activity fee to an amount sensitive to each student’s financial need. Up til now, all Carleton students have been charged the same amount across the board and the implications of implementing such a change were raised throughout the course of the discussion.
With the U.S. Presidential election just four days away, politically minded student groups are visible on campus and across the community. If the number of activities sponsored by the Carleton Democrats—including debate parties in Boliou, door knocking around Northfield, and Saturday’s rally featuring U.S. Senatorial candidate Al Franken—are accurate indicators, student involvement has not been a problem for campus Democrats.
Carleton’s pool of financial aid may have sprung a leak. One of its largest funders is the Starr Foundation, and their ability to fund is suddenly rather uncertain.
A new poll conducted by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune had Democratic comedian and writer Al Franken receiving 39 percent of likely voters, compared with Republican Senator Norm Coleman with 36 percent, while Independent Party candidate Dean Barkley received 18 percent. The poll was conducted last week, and sampled 1,049 likely voters, and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percent.