“Just because you can build a better ship doesn’t mean the people will do it.”
At Carleton, this year’s comprehensive fee, which includes tuition, room, board, and other mandatory fees, is a 3.7 percent or $2,151 increase from last year. Nationwide, the tuition increase for the same time period is approximately 2.9 percent.
Carleton’s self-proclaimed ‘greenness’ is visible everywhere on campus, from recycling and compost bins in nearly every corner, to the windmills that lie on the peripheral of campus. Lights switch off automatically. Toilets give the option of flushing with less water.
With the popularity of Internet classes swiftly growing, a group of administrators is considering whether or not to shift some Carleton courses online.
The history department began a new theme this term on medicine and the environment. One major focus of the field examines the dynamic relationship between physical environments, human bodies, cultural, political, and social trends.
Last weekend, eight vehicles parked in the Recreation Center parking lot were broken into and robbed. On Tuesday, two offices in the Weitz Center for Creativity were entered and had items stolen.
Carleton is $55 million richer. The school’s endowment increased by 8.5%, from $645.7 million to $700.5 million from June of 2012 through June of 2013.
For the first time in over a decade, no Halloween Orchestra Concert took place this past weekend. Instead, the Student Activities Office hosted a “Spooktacular.”
“There are millions of Americans working with their hands trying to make a living out there. They’re very vulnerable and we are bringing people into this country to compete with them.”
Students with laptops and tablets may soon join the slackliners and Frisbee players that occupy the Bald Spot if a Carleton Student Association proposal for outdoor WiFi moves forward.
Because this is an odd numbered year, most Northfield residents will not be voting, but there is one election for the Northfield City Council Ward 4 seat that has turned contentious in recent days. About 150 Carleton students live in Ward 4, and therefore are eligible to vote in the Ward 4 special election.
Carleton has revised its financial aid policy, a change that will affect future classes of students from ‘18 onwards.