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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.”