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2013 Fall Issue 4 (October 18, 2013)


  • There have been reported incidents of the use of date rape drugs, perportedly at the Reub ‘N’ Stein.

    Northfield, Carleton, and St. Olaf: Safety Around Campus Declining?

    Carleton students assume that they are safe on campus, and think of Northfield as a quaint, sleepy Minnesotan town whose tiny downtown and minimal nightlife pose no threat to students. However, several crimes in the last year have jolted some students and faculty out of complacency and raised serious questions about the security of Carleton’s campus and the surrounding perimeter.

  • Decreasing IR Majors: A Departmental Concern?

    Despite the relevance of International Relations in the 21st century, over the last two years there has been a significant decrease in the number of international relations majors at Carleton.

  • Leo Chavez offers an analysis of myth versus fact regarding Mexican immigrants in America.

    Reputed Anthropology Professor Leo Chavez Speaks About Immigration

    If nothing else, last Friday’s convocation was timely. Congress will soon consider the same question that Leo Chavez, a Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Irvine, began his address with: “Who gets to be an American?”

  • CSA Amplifies Student Outreach, Encourages Feedback

    What did they talk about at the last CSA meeting? Who are ‘they,’ even? Chances are, if you ask most Carls, they couldn’t tell you. The CSA’s recently-formed Leadership and Outreach Committee is taking steps to change that.

  • Vincent Spinner shakes hands with Newt Gingrich at a Young America’s Foundation Convention.

    Conservatives at Carleton: Do They Have a Voice?

    It’s no secret that the majority of the Carleton campus is politically liberal. But a new wave of conservative students has come together to re-form the counterpart to Carleton Democrats (CarlDems).

  • Compared to other peer institutions, Carleton is far behind in total objects owned.

    Carleton's Art Collection is Sparse, But Has Potential

    The current collection is, by most standards, sparse. It is composed primarily of prints and photographs, with a few paintings and three-dimensional objects available to any interested student— most are not on display.

  • Elizabeth Browning is one of Connie Walker’s research subjects for her database.

    Department Update: Connie Walker Researches 18th Century Women

    When English Professor Constance Walker isn’t teaching her A&I “Milton, Shelly, Pullman” or her 200 level “The Art of Jane Austen” courses she is working on creating a searchable database of poems from 1660-1900 by British women written about art. The poems are written about a variety of different arts including singing, acting, recitation, painting, sculpture, and musical instruments as well as in response to other people’s poems.