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2017 Spring Issue 4 (April 28, 2017)

    • Investment Office without any employees (Login Required)

      The college endowment, which is in the top 10 for similarly-ranked liberal arts schools, supports financial aid, faculty salaries, the career center, building maintenance and general operations of the college, according to Joe Hargis, Associate Vice President for External Relations. These various funds provide roughly 30 percent of the college’s annual operating budget.

    • College renews Title IX search (Login Required)

      “I think we’re casting a wider net, in terms of letting the job posting go. Initially, we may not have given ourselves enough time to look for quality candidates.”

    • ResLife increases availability for Northfield Option (Login Required)

      "Carleton has a commitment to being a residential campus. Part of that is providing on-campus living options."

    • SOAN course filled with Comp Sci majors (Login Required)

      “Algorithms can discriminate. At least coming into the class, you think of a computer as just an object that can’t discriminate. It doesn’t have a brain, but humans made the computer. Our biases are hard-coded into the computer. If you look up three black teenagers on Google images, you’re going to get mugshots, if you look up three white teenagers you’re going to get stock photos.”

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    • Battle of the Bands draws diverse crowd of musicians (Login Required)

      On May 5th, the six finalists Ferni, Hot Cousin, Neighbors, Seamus O’Callaghan, S X E Y, and Yike! will compete for two performance slots at this year’s Spring Concert. No matter what your music taste, every student should come to the Cave on sixth Friday for a lively display of Carleton’s incredibly talented student bands.

    • Jon Olson brings military experience to Poli Sci (Login Required)

      "Political science has a strong applied element to it...but we [scholars of foreign policy and diplomacy] have an academic background, we don't have an experience-based background."

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    • A daily protest (Login Required)

      Not only does food construct community, memories, and satiated appetites, eating it is one of the most intimate ways to reconnect to nature.

    • When the streets go quiet (Login Required)

      What we do may seem radical, but it is actually simple. For example, if a patient must keep the abortion a secret from their family, we can look them in the eye to provide comfort. This isn’t a special role; it is being human. Being a doula can mean wiping away a tear, chatting about the weather, or breathing alongside patients. As human beings, we doulas are sensitive to the array of emotions that one in every three women will experience at some point in their life.

    • Between criticism and acceptance (Login Required)

      Ultimately, I want to recognize that the agreeable style of protesting that characterizes Food Truth and the Benedictine nuns and the aggressively honest style of my crazy English teacher are both important. Because ideas cannot be simultaneously subverted and promoted, there can’t be a “right” way to protest when dealing with contentious issues like food. When the need to appeal to an audience clashes with the need to spread new values, activists must choose a way to protest that feels comfortable to them and then contribute within those bounds.

    • If it gets the point across... (Login Required)

      By stopping traffic, these people in their cars are temporarily struggling through circumstances that they cannot control. BLM uses this tactic as a way of representing the struggles the black community suffers through, struggles that they too cannot control.

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