Carls Leave Academia in Search of Adventure (Login Required)
There is a new trend that is catching on at Carleton; taking a gap year during college. Before writing this article, I had never heard of this trend. It hadn’t occurred to me that for some students, 4 years of isolation is just too much. That for some, living within four walls is too stifling. In my quest for answers on this increasing trend, I interviewed Juniors Caroline Anna Lauth (Geology/Archeology) and Mike Habermann (Economics), both of whom plan on taking a gap year.
Facilities Committee Outlines Future Construction Projects (Login Required)
The new Carleton Facilities Master Plan contains a number of provisions that will impact residential life at Carleton.
Vagina Monologues: Students React (Login Required)
On the first Sunday of spring term, over 400 students and local residents crowded into the Concert Hall for the annual performance of “The Vagina Monologues (the VagMons).”
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.