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Spring 2018 Issue 7 (May 18, 2018)

    • Six Visiting Professors to Leave After Guest Teaching Spring Term

      This term, six new visiting professors are teaching on campus across six different subject areas. These faculty members were hired exclusively for spring term 2018. 

    • KRLX Studio Renovations Postponed Indefinitely Due to Unanticipated Costs

      Renovations to the KRLX studio have been postponed indefinitely due to insufficient funds.

    • Prof Allegedly Implicated in Title IX Case to Return

      Professor of Anthropology Jay Levi will return to teach during the 2018-19 academic year, according to next year’s course catalog. Last April, the Carletonian reported that Levi’s off-campus studies (OCS) program in Guatemala, originally slated to run this winter, was cancelled the same day that complainants in a Title IX adjudicated resolution with the professor learned that he had been sanctioned.

    • Carls Talk Back Holds Town Hall to Solicit Input From Community

      On Saturday, May 12, members of the student protest movement Carls Talk Back held a town hall meeting in the Weitz Center. Riley Irish ’19 and Zhi You Koh ’19 facilitated the discussion. Student organizers fielded questions, asked for input and feedback and shared a drafted statement of purpose and the proposed future structure of the organization. They then shared what discussions and decisions had taken place in the follow-up groups convened by the Dean of Students Office.

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    • Religion Professor Receives Prestigious Mellon Grant

      You don’t have to go far in Carleton’s religion department to hear unabashed praise for Professor Noah Salomon. 

    • Limited Dance Studio Space Creates Scheduling Conflicts

      As interest in dance at Carleton grows, the limited spaces for dance on campus have  caused some difficulties for student organizations that are hoping to use consistent and high-quality dance studios. Currently, the dance department, physical education classes and at least eight  student organizations all require studio space, often twice a week or more.

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    • Men’s and women’s Track and Field Take 2nd at MIAC Championships

      This past Friday and Saturday, the Carleton Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams hosted the MIAC Championships at the stadium, with both teams finishing 2nd in the Conference meet behind St. Thomas. In 2017, the men’s team finished 6th, while the women’s team finished 8th at Conference, so 2018 was a year of drastic improvements.

    • Led by Ziyi Wang, Six Knights Score All-MIAC Awards

      Ziyi Wang (Jr./Beijing City, China/Lighthouse Christian Academy) was tabbed as the MIAC’s Co-Player of the Year, all five Carleton College starters were voted All-MIAC, and head coach Eric Sieger earned conference coach-of-the-year honors as the MIAC announced its post-season awards for women’s golf.

    • Senior Spotlight: Danielle Vasiliev

      Although Carleton Women’s Tennis fell short of a MIAC championship this year, they had an extremely impressive season once again.

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    • Complexities of an American Jew’s Perspective on the U.S. Embassy’s Move to Jerusalem

      First off, I want to say that the opinions discussed below are solely my own and may not represent organizations of which I am a part, including:  The Carleton Democratic Socialists (CDSA), If Not Now Carleton (INN) and The Jewish Students of Carleton (JSC).

    • Letter to the Editor: The Promise and Challenge of 2018

      2018 represents a promise of opportunity. Through the upcoming midterm elections, we have the chance to challenge the dangerous and harmful actions of the current administration and advance critical progressive policies that will have a tangible impact on the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans.

    • Democrats Should Be Optimistic For Both 2018 and 2020

      By this point, it should not come as a shock that there is a Democratic wave coming in 2018. Democrats will likely win control of the House, and could potentially win the Senate as well. Following the recent passing of a series of unpopular Republican-led bills, the most impactful being healthcare and tax reform, Democrats have a lot of optimism for the next election cycle. However, many people’s optimism does not carry to the 2020 Presidential election; I think that this is a mistake.

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    • An Ode to Baby Squirrels

      Oh baby squirrels...

    • Highlights of the Spring Bird Count

      The Arboretum’s Annual Spring Bird Count was held this past Saturday, May 12. At this event, members of the Northfield and Carleton communities work together to record the presence of as many bird species as possible in the Arb.

    • Group Projects: A Troubleshooting Guide

      For every student there comes an assignment which tests them as never before, an assignment which stretches their patience to as-yet-untested lengths, an assignment which arbitrarily yokes students together. Yes, that’s right: for every student there comes a group project. A variety of challenges await you. How then shall you proceed? Never fear! This one easy guide answers all your questions about how to handle the difficult situations you will undoubtedly face.

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