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2014 Spring Issue 1 (April 11, 2014)

    • by Kera Ling

      Getting High in the ’40s

      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

      Even with Funding Bump, Spring Concert Planners Will Struggle to Please the Crowd

      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.

    • Asuka Sango

      Seven Carleton Faculty Earn Tenure

      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).

    • by Ambrin Ling

      Admission Rate Rises Following Slight Drop in Applications

      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.

    • Assistant Physics Professor Martha-Elizabeth Baylor

      Physics Professor Baylor Makes Waves, Wins Award

      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.


      Green Eggs and Ham

      As millions of students receive their college acceptance letters this month and prepare to make one of the biggest decisions of their lives, Real Food Challenge is proud to announce that 134 colleges and universities are now participating in a national, student-designed program—called “The Real Food Calculator”—to measure and report sustainable food in campus dining.

    • Not All Campus Jobs Created Equal

      Everyone on campus either has, had or knows someone with an on-campus job.  Freshmen tend to work in the dining hall or Sayles, or, if they’re lucky in the Post Office or the arb.

    • A bathtub in Myers.

      Is Your Floor Tub-Free?

      Carleton’s campus is a historical landscape, and each object that composes it both holds a story and serves as a prop to the present. Carleton’s bathtubs are a prime example.

    • Lindsey Weber ’16 works in a greenhouse on the CCE’s spring break trip to New Orleans.

      CSA Plans Shakeup of Spring Break Trips

      Since the late 1980s, Carleton has run alternative spring break trips “to give students the opportunity to think deeply about one subject and to engage in a hands-on project in a context away from Northfield.”

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    • Carltography

      Carltography: Mapping the Carleton Narrative

      Have you ever wondered where your fellow Carls spend their time? Ever thought about how there is hardly an inch of campus that has been untouched by students, at one time or another?

    • ETB players in “SurUrbia."

      “SubUrbia,” Burnout Wasteland

      “SubUrbia,” a play written by Eric Bogosian and directed by junior History major Andrew Harvey, opened last Thursday in the Little Norse Theater.

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    • Why the Lack of US Press Coverage May Be a Good Thing for Venezuela

      What is going to happen in Venezuela? How is your family doing? Why isn’t the US media covering what it is going on in your country? The most honest answer out there: no one really knows, my family is safe, and I don’t know.

    • The Internet, Where Anger Lives

      Yes, the Internet is where stupidity lives, but I believe that the greater problem is how the Internet perpetuates impersonal anger. Although the classic examples of unorganized Facebook rants and mean YouTube comments still hold true, I believe the Internet has evolved.

    • Love is Infinite Distance

      There was a time when I wanted to be a writer. And I don’t mean one of the thousands anonymous names whose books gather dust all over the Libe. A great writer. I was going write the Next Great American Novel.

    • Writing

      Since his freshman year, Michael Goodgame had been a columnist for the Carletonian, contributing to the campus discourse on issues ranging from media and politics to philosophy and science.

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