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  • Admissions explores test-optional application process (Login Required)

    “I appreciate what standardized tests provide as an additional element in the evaluation of students,” Thiboutot said. “Not as a cut-off, not as a determinant, not as an absolute, but as an added factor.” Despite this lesser priority of testing in the admissions process, there has been recent discussion of making this aspect optional to future Carleton applicant.

  • Engineering club to build go-kart (Login Required)

    "His fledgling club has been granted nearly $2,000 by the Carleton Student Association, among the largest sums a student club has ever gotten on its first ask, according to Budget Committee minutes."

  • Alum sues Carleton over rape case (Login Required)

    "Carleton placed the burden on [her] to get over the rapes, act as if nothing had happened, and focus on her studies instead, without offering her the meaningful help, services, or accommodations to which she was entitled," the lawsuit says.

  • Food Truth cries fowl over BonApp chicken (Login Required)

    "I think the majority of students would support sustainably sourced chicken. Right now, the problem is that most students aren't aware of where their chicken comes from. If they knew, however, I think they would care. It's an issue that goes beyond food justice alone, because those who care about workers' rights, the environment, and animal ethics also have a stake in the matter."

  • Students petition to redefine BIRT (Login Required)

    "We will absolutely look at issues of historical marginalization and oppression. It won’t be the only thing we look at. It’s absolutely critical that we pay attention to all issues of historical marginalization and how to address them while still leaving the door open to other concerns."

  • David Loy '69 returned his honorary degree to raise awareness for divestment. Photo by Allie Tucker.

    Alum returns honorary degree in protest (Login Required)

    "Investment is not a morally neutral issue. Where we put our money is, like it or not, a sign of our involvement in something. Investment is not something that should be done just thinking in terms of highest returns, but we do need to look at these moral concerns."

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    $35.6 million Weitz expansion will house music department, performance spaces (Login Required)

    “I think everybody’s happy with it,” said assistant professor of music Andy Flory. “We really wanted to integrate music into the other creative aspects going on at the Weitz; it seems like there’s an energy there.”

  • ETB will submit a proposal to CSA for changes to Little Nourse. Photo by Kayla Rudess.

    Renovations possible for Little Nourse (Login Required)

    “Although everyone loves the gritty run-down vibe of Nourse, it could be better without losing its charm,” Faber said.

  • Gmail to replace Zimbra (Login Required)

    “Technology has changed a lot in the last 10 years,” Janet Scannell, chief technology officer, said. “It’s time to modernize our tools and practices. We can collaborate now better than ever before.”

  • Class of 2018 major declarations

    Minors supported by campus, survey shows (Login Required)

    "The primary question posed was, “Do you think minors fit well at Carleton?” Among the students who completed the survey, 73 percent supported minors at Carleton. Of the remaining percentage, 20 percent were unsure, 2 percent had no opinion and 5 percent did not think it was a good fit."

  • SHAC hires new staff to meet demand (Login Required)

    "I've been here for fifteen years, and the number of appointments and number of students we treat has risen every single year, and I predict that need will continue to rise."

  • Graph showing the overall number of Northfield Option students over time.

    Northfield Option in decline (Login Required)

    "We asked Carleton to reduce the number of students living in the neighborhood, and it responded by building two multi-million-dollar halls on the campus’s southeast border."