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Martha Larson, Director of Sustainability, leaves Carleton

As Spring Term 2022 comes to an end, Carleton is losing Martha Larson, the Manager of Campus Energy and Sustainability. Larson has been at Carleton for the past 12 years, and comments from her coworkers and students who have worked with her emphasize the positive impact that she has had…

COVID-19 alert level lowered

COVID-19 cases on campus are back down following a spike in sixth week, during which there were over 90 students in isolation at one point. Following the COVID-19 Core Team’s decision-making framework and considering the receding strains on campus, the college alert level was changed from high to medium on…

Carls Talk Back protests Board of Trustees meeting over IDE plan concerns

On Saturday, May 15, Carls Talk Back flooded the meeting room of the Carleton Board of Trustees amidst their termly discussion. As part of a silent sit-in on Trustee discussions, students carried signs protesting the lack of student inclusion in decision-making about the college’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity plan.  …

New registration system trial delayed until winter 2023

Fall Term course registration is going to look different this year. Rather than registering for classes in August, students will be registering at a predetermined time between May 23 and May 25. Rising seniors will register on May 23 at a specified time between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., and…

Students optimistic about 41st annual Spring Concert

Carleton’s 41st annual Spring Concert is set to take place on Saturday, May 21 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. Sproncert will be headlined by Los Angeles rapper Duckwrth. Rebecca McCartney, Gully Boys, Maude Latour and Tank & the Bangas, along with student bands Paranoid…

Changes to political science major

Beginning with the class of 2024, the Political Science major requirements are being changed. The most notable changes are the combination of the old two tracks, Political Science and Political Science/International Relations, into one “Political Science & International Relations” Major.  The old major, requiring only 66 credits, now requires 75,…

Largest spending year for CSA Budget Committee

Spring allocations took place Sunday, May 8, as the Carleton Student Association (CSA) Budget Committee allocated more than $718,000 to various student organizations and campus offices. This year’s allocations were the largest in Budget Committee history, dwarfing last year’s previous high of $624,088.  Total Carleton Student Association allocations (which include…

Carleton 2026 profile: lowest acceptance rate to date

With the May 1 deadline coming and going, a new class of students commit to making Carleton their home for the next four years. After National College Decision Day, Admissions reports the lowest acceptance rate for any class in the history of the college at 16.5%. Also a historical record…

Increase in nationwide inflation leads to rise in tuition

As the United States continues to see heightened inflation, higher education has not been immune to its effects. A report by the NBC news stated that tuition costs are expected to increase rapidly in the coming years, with some schools increasing their tuition by as much as 4.7 percent.  According…