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Carletonian - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00pm

A play-by-play of the frantic breakfasting process one goes through when late.

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Spring term I want some rules back

Carletonian - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00pm

"Here a few rules that I am going to personally employ, but I’d suggest others do as well, to survive the remaining weeks at Carleton."

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Frosh Mosh: two all freshman floors piloted next year

Carletonian - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00am

"For the upcoming academic year, first Goodhue and third Myers will house freshmen only, breaking with the tradition of housing students of all years in all campus living spaces. Carleton decided to pilot freshmen floors after analyzing the results of a ResLife survey about on-campus living options.'

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Current lawsuit echoes landmark 1991 case

Carletonian - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00am

"I do hope that the petition provides undeniable proof that Carleton students are recognizing a problem, a systemic inadequacy in our college's handling of Title IX. If this student advocacy and the lawsuit do not bring the College to recognize the issue, I believe this sends a clear message that students must escalate their tactics to match the unresponsiveness of our College administration. Dialogue works, but only if both parties are willing to enter the conversation."

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St. Olaf addresses student organized Title IX protest

Carletonian - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00am

"The administration mishandled my case so badly that I thought it was important for other students to know,” Wilson said. “I wanted people to know what happens when you find yourself in this position."

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Admissions explores test-optional application process

Carletonian - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00am

“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.

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Equality in student opportunities a major concern in OCS costs

Carletonian - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00am

"Carleton’s off-campus seminars — 10-week, term-long programs — can cost the College anywhere from $140,000 to $380,000. The substantial difference in expenditures are closely tied to the various shapes of the different programs."

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Stanton Airfield: where Carls found their wings

Carletonian - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00am

"World War II significantly disrupted life at Carleton, especially for men, most of whom left school to join the military. In April 1942, the college formed the Carleton Officers' Training Corps, a reserves program to train students for future active military duty."

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Amelia Campbell, track senior spotlight

Carletonian - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00am

"This is it. What I have is what I have. I am happy with what I can do with what I have right now, and I feel like I am building. These last few meets are there to allow me to show my gratitude to everyone who has supported me, and I am using my performances at these meets to do so."

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Men's tennis ties team record with six all-MIAC awards

Carletonian - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00am

"Showcasing the depth of the Knights’ roster, the Carleton College men’s tennis team had six players named the All-MIAC squad."

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Carleton women's tennis: four knights take home all-MIAC

Carletonian - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00am

"Four members of the Carleton College women’s tennis team received All-MIAC recognition."

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CCCE looks to hire new director

Carletonian - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00am

"This new director is going to be responsible for providing direction and leadership to the CCCE and developing a strategic plan for the next several years and then coordinating the many dimensions of the work that we do."

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Carleton to accept Coalition App with class of 2021

Carletonian - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00am

"The new application allows for students to invite mentors, teachers or community partners to edit and look at students’ progress. According to Anthony, this could be a huge help, particularly for under resourced students or first-generation college students working with community organizations who do not own storage space or a platform to collaborate on the application."

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Flo Wong: Art, dreams, and activism

Carletonian - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00am

In a college full of Computer Science (CS) and Political Science majors, what is it like to be an artist? Flo speaks about her experience as an artist, a student, and a person of Carleton College for the past four years. The Senior Studio Art Comps will be in the Weitz at 7 PM on Friday, May 13.

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Both Knights Now Inside Top 25 at NCAA Championships

Carleton Sports - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:25pm

Ziyi Wang matched the NCAA Championships school record with a four-over par 76 and Grace Gilmore tallied her third consecutive round of 78 at the national tournament’s third round at Bay Oaks Golf Club. Wang’s score moved her six spots up the leaderboard into a tie for 21st, while Gilmore remained in 23rd.

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Wang and Gilmore Earn Recognition by WGCA

Carleton Sports - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:56pm

First-year Ziyi Wang was named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-America honorable mention squad and joined senior Grace Gilmore on the All-Region squad in post-season awards announced Wednesday.

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Knights' duo post matching 78s at NCAAs second round

Carleton Sports - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 9:19pm

Grace Gilmore and Ziyi Wang posted identical scores of six-over par 78 in round two of the 2016 NCAA Championships. Gilmore is tied for 23rd at 12-over par for the tournament, while Wang is tied for 27th at 13-over par.

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Buckner Captures MIAC Weekly Award

Carleton Sports - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 6:15pm

Carleton College sophomore Jack Buckner certainly has a flair for the dramatic. He won his second-straight MIAC Decathlon title in spectacular comeback fashion, this time thanks to first-place finishes in each of the final two events to win the championship by just four points. For his performance, Buckner was honored Wednesday with the final MIAC Men's Outdoor Field Athlete-of-the-Week award of the 2016 season.

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Campbell Secures MIAC Athlete-of-the-Week Honor

Carleton Sports - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 6:11pm

Carleton College's Amelia Campbell continued her remarkable MIAC career with a stirring performance in the conference multi-event championships. The Knights' senior won her third-straight MIAC Heptathlon title, with the second-best score in MIAC Championships history (trailing only her performance from 2014) and the top score in the nation this season. For her performance, Campbell secured her second-straight MIAC Women's Outdoor Field Athlete-of-the-Week award, the final honor of the 2016 season.

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Greater Than Campaign raises awareness about mental health

St. Olaf College - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:22pm

The group of St. Olaf College students who launched the Greater Than Campaign includes (back row, from left) Natasha Ndahiro ’19, Maren Weaver ’18, Julie Johnson ’19, Brandon Cash ’16, Mary Haasl ’16, (front row, from left) Savannah Strang ’16, Abbie Haug ’19, and Kelsey Henquinet ’16. The campaign aims to educate the campus community about mental health resources and change the culture and stigma surrounding mental health.

Kelsey Henquinet ’16 knows that St. Olaf College students sometimes wonder where they can find help managing stress, depression, and other mental health challenges. Yet she also knows that these same students have access to a number of mental health resources at the college.

That disconnect between the resources available and the students who need them prompted Henquinet and 20 other St. Olaf students to launch the Greater Than Campaign.

The campaign, which has been gaining momentum on social media since last fall, aims to educate fellow St. Olaf students about mental health resources on campus and change the culture and stigma surrounding mental health.

“We wanted a campaign that would not only reevaluate St. Olaf’s approach to an issue, but also help the larger community be better informed and prepared on such an important topic,” Henquinet says.

Mary Haasl ’16, Julie Johnson ’19, and Abigale Haug ’19 enthusiastically joined Henquinet in the Greater Than Campaign. Johnson, a psychology and exercise science double major, proposed naming the campaign “Greater Than” and using the mathematical sign “>” for the logo. “People can be ‘greater than’ stress, mental illness, and the stigma surrounding mental illness,” she says.

On-campus resources
About 20 percent of St. Olaf students report feeling depressed or anxious in a given year. At St. Olaf, students can receive formal therapy from professional counselors and psychologists for no additional cost at Boe House, St. Olaf’s counseling center. Students can also reach out to the college pastors, class deans, and academic advisors for help and support in managing stress. In the residence halls, junior counselors and resident assistants are also trained to help students. The Greater Than Campaign works to increase student awareness of these resources.

The campaign’s logo uses the mathematical sign for “greater than” because, as Julie Johnson ’19 notes, people are “greater than stress, mental illness, and the stigma surrounding mental illness.”

“Students at St. Olaf actually have greater access to mental health care on campus than the local community does,” Vice President for Student Life Greg Kneser says. “Yet we know we can do better.”

Another goal of the Greater Than Campaign is to create a community in which students feel safe talking about mental health and know how to help their friends dealing with mental illness.

“Students have been overwhelmingly supportive of this initiative,” Henquinet says. “They want to know how they can become part of the solution.”

St. Olaf faculty and staff have also responded positively to the student initiative. “One of the joint goals of Student Life and Greater Than is to raise the capacity of the campus to help others deal with stress, anxiety, anger, sadness, and other aspects of mental health early on,” Kneser says. “We will be designing training programs on how to step in and help with mental health that will be offered to all members of the St. Olaf community.”

Making an impact
Students have put a lot of work into the Greater Than Campaign and have already begun to see changes. “The thing I am the most proud of is the Mental Health Summit we held earlier this semester,” says Haug, noting that 20-30 college administrators attended.

At the summit, a Mental Health Task Force comprised of faculty, students, and staff from the Dean’s Office, the Pastors’ Office, Boe House, the Piper Center for Vocation and Career and the Academic Support Center was formed. The Task Force meets weekly to discuss and implement ways that St. Olaf can better address mental health, including adding another counselor at Boe House and making a discussion of mental health part of the Week One program for incoming first-year students.

Changes are also evident in campus culture. “As a result of the campaign, I have noticed that many students have felt more comfortable voicing their personal passion or interest in mental health,” Johnson says. “Friends of mine have been less hesitant to talk to me about issues they have had with mental health.”

Students have also worked to ensure that both the Mental Health Task Force and Greater Than Campaign become a permanent part of St. Olaf’s fabric. “We have set a structure in place to elect leadership for next year, so these discussions and task force continue,” Haasl says.

“Obviously, we still have a long way to go,” says Johnson. “However, the momentum of the Greater Than Campaign is slowly making a difference, and I am ecstatic to see what we can do as we move forward.”

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