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Bald Spot: News from around campus

  • Illustrated figures at vigil

    Light in the Darkness

    Candlelight vigils in Skinner Chapel are partly about “popping the Carleton bubble and making sure people know about things going on in the world.” 

  • James Hohmann Convocation

    Fear Itself

    Award-winning journalist James Hohmann delivered Carleton’s opening convocation to a standing-room-only crowd in Skinner Memorial Chapel in September.

  • Photo Illustration of a tree

    A Root Cause

    Throughout Carleton’s 154-year history, caring for its trees has been a high priority. One impressive bur oak planted between Nourse and the former Mudd Hall could be as old as the college.

  • Cathy Yandell

    L’Honneur Académique

    Cathy Yandell, Professor of French Literature, Language, & Culture, was knighted in the French Ordre des Palmes Académiques.

  • Emma Leither ’20

    Eco Hot (and Cold)

    The sustainability office piloted a new program to give away 200 thermoses to students who pledged to regularly reuse the container.

  • Students looking at gloves

    Bundled Up

    The dean of students’ office organized Winter Wardrobe, a clothing drive for students who found themselves unprepared for the realities of a Minnesota winter.

  • Illustration of people writing

    Out of the Writer’s Block

    Carleton grant writer Christopher Tassava suggests five ways that you can write and edit better.

  • Carletonian Staff

    Funding the Free Press

    Student staff at the Carletonian, which has been the campus paper of record since 1877, recently came up against a set of economic realities that called its future into question.

  • Student holding pumpkin

    Harvest Season

    This past fall, students hosted Harvest Fest at the Carleton Student Farm. Christopher McTaggart ’22 took some great photos.