OCS cancels Guatemala program (Login Required)
The OCS Office and Anthropology Professor Jay Levi, who was to lead the program, said that the program was cancelled due to a low number of applicants.
Calculus curriculum content to be revamped (Login Required)
“STEM education has evolved a lot since traditional ordering in calculus was established. And, calculus hasn’t changed that much."
Facilities to construct geothermal wells (Login Required)
"Rather than actively using energy to make things hotter or cooler, this system is less energy intensive."
Senators reach out to students through social media (Login Required)
“Every student at Carleton is a part of CSA, and our goal is to make sure people understand that.”
PossePlus Retreat explores division on campus, and around country (Login Required)
“I learned a little bit more about my own identities, which ones are invisible, hidden, and which ones I display. I also learned more about how other people on the campus think and how their experiences shape how they move through the world. It was a pretty eye opening retreat. I was learning something new in every discussion.”
African and African American Studies to become Africana Studies (Login Required)
“This binary doesn’t address the complexity and multiplicity of the identities and experiences in histories.”
Poly Sci popular major for the class of 2019 (Login Required)
“I think Trump’s going to take credit for our major. He’s going to tweet, ‘Political science majors way up.’ The election was kind of a wake-up call that we can’t ignore everyday politics. This political game has rules and we’re going to have to understand them if we’re going to win.”
Tuition increase to cover health care costs, financial aid (Login Required)
The cost of attending Carleton will increase for the 2017-18 school to $66,414 per year, up $2,343 from the 2016-17 school year. The higher costs are primarily due to faculty compensation increases and higher average financial aid.
History project preserves Mudd (Login Required)
“It’s hard to capture the moment, the community, the culture. It’s hard to capture what exactly it meant to stand in a space. But what we can do is preserve pieces of it so that people can come back later and at least imagine it or interpret it, in their own way.”
Low acceptance rate for class of 2021 (Login Required)
“There is no difference on our end between the Coalition and Common Apps. It’s more of a difference for those who apply. It doesn’t change our selection.”
Process to hire profs remains opaque (Login Required)
"I think the college is pretty clear teaching is the most important one, but excellence in teaching can't make up for a slow start to research or a small quantity of research. The issue that I ran into is that it's not clear what that quantity is, where the line is."
Carleton not to pursue test optional status (Login Required)
"In general, any kind of educational change you want to involve everyone in the process as much as possible. The least popular changes are the ones that happen without any student input."