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Off-campus study perseveres at the Oregon Extension

St. Olaf College - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 9:24pm
While most off-campus study programs were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Olaf students enrolled in the Oregon Extension Program were still able to participate in this program located in the heart of the Cascade Mountains.
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COVID's trajectory keeps 2021 DJJD in limbo

Northfield News - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 4:45pm
The status of the 2021 Defeat of Jesse James Days is in limbo as celebration leaders remain uncertain of the future status of COVID-19 and associated restrictions.
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Invasive species, tornado left park needing some TLC

Northfield News - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 4:00pm
With trees downed by a tornado that raced through the area and invasive buckthorn choking out native species, the Cannon River Wilderness Park may be the most obvious example of a Rice County park needing some TLC. But Matthew Verdick…
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Bar owner who defied COVID order selling Northfield, Lakeville businesses

Northfield News - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 1:13pm
Alibi at Froggy Bottoms owner Lisa Zarza, who made national headlines following her decision not to close her Lakeville establishment for in-person dining following an executive order in the deadliest stretch of the pandemic last December, is selling her Northfield…
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Artists on Main Street virtual workshop – 5/7, 11am

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 12:43pm

Join us to learn more about the Artists on Main Street program and how you can receive up to $2,000 in funding for creative placemaking projects in downtown Northfield!

To RSVP and receive the Zoom link, please send an email to greg@nddc.org.  For more info and to apply, visit nddc.org/AOMS.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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#SpringForwardMN with the NDDC!

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 12:22pm

During GiveMN.org’s #SpringForwardMN campaign, we hope you will consider a donation to support the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation. Since the beginning of 2020, the NDDC has raised over $53,000 to support grants for small businesses, provide relief to those affected by the Archer House fire, and many other projects benefiting the downtown.  We’ve also partnered with organizations such as the University of Minnesota Extension to offer specialized training for Northfield businesses, the Southeastern MN Arts Council to install a striking sculpture along the Riverwalk, and the Minnesota State Arts Board to fund another year of the Artists on Main Street program.

Your tax-deductible contributions make all of this important work possible!  You can donate at our GiveMN page, or send a check to 19 Bridge Square, Northfield, MN 55057.  Thank you for your support!

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Lippert praises House HHS budget; Help available to those behind on their rent; City Council preview

KYMN Radio - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director Last week the state House of Representatives passed the DFL proposed Health and Human Services Budget. State Representative Todd Lippert said the bill will “invest in the care and support Minnesotans need to make it through the pandemic and thrive after it ends.”   Lippert authored two important provisions in the

Registration now open for the SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 10:30am

All restaurants are encouraged to apply for the SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund as soon as the portal opens at 11:00 a.m. CT on Monday, May 3, even those not in a priority group.  Here are a few helpful resources on how to proceed or find answers to questions:

  1. Sign up to receive updates – Small Business Administration (SBA) (govdelivery.com)
  2. Register in the application portal – SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund::. This is the same portal you will use on Monday, May 3 at 11:00 am CT. You only need an email address and U.S. phone number to get registered.
  3. Visit the Restaurant Revitalization Fund website at Restaurant Revitalization Fund (sba.gov). Pay special attention to the links below for answers to questions.
    1. Restaurant Revitalization Funding Program Guide (sba.gov) updated 4/28/2021
    2. Restaurant Revitalization Fund Knowledge Base – SBA Restaurant Program (zendesk.com) updated frequently
    3. Webinar: Special briefing on RRF with SBA and Public Private Strategies Institute overview of RRF
    4. Webinar: Learn how to apply for RRF overview of portal
  4. Print and fill out the application to be prepared for the questions that will be asked in the portal (Restaurant Revitalization Funding Application Sample (sba.gov))
  5. Review the documents requirements in 3 and 4 above and have them ready to be uploaded on Monday.
  6. Contact call center support at 1.844.279.8898 with questions.

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Senator Rich Draheim discusses budget, eviction moratorium bills and more

KYMN Radio - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 8:33am
State Senator Rich Draheim talks about budget and eviction moratorium bills, and more.

Equity and Inclusion Update

St. Olaf College - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 6:28am
A message from Interim Vice President for Equity and Inclusion María Pabón Gautier that is part of a new series of regular updates she sends to the campus community.
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Fine Tune #481 lorenz hart 2021.05.02

KYMN Radio - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 7:20pm
This week’s Fine Tune celebrates some of the prodigious lyrical work of Lorenz Hart, born May 2, 1895. Along with his songwriter partner Richard Rodgers, they produced mountains of  memorable musical magic! Here is a small sample… Blue Moon / Blossom Dearie Spring is Here / The Four Freshmen Blue Moon / Ann Hampton Callaway I

Celebrando el 1 de mayo y vacunas para todos

KYMN Radio - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 5:09pm
Compartiendo vacunas para todos en el hospital llamando para su cita al 507-646-8019. Celebrando el 1 de mayo y deseos de una reforma migratoria.

Cartoon: emails

Carletonian - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 12:53pm

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Cartoon: breakout rooms

Carletonian - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 12:52pm

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Students drove hours for vaccines; those fully vaccinated now exempt from certain protocols

Carletonian - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 12:49pm

On Wednesday, April 28, President Steven Poskanzer announced that Carleton will require the COVID-19 vaccination next fall, joining nearby Macalester College and a number of other colleges nationwide. 

“In light of our congregate living environment and educational mission, there is a strong ethical rationale for and public health benefit in requiring such vaccination,” Poskanzer wrote in his message to students and faculty. He also noted that flu vaccines are already required on campus—a policy implemented during the pandemic—and that the college is willing to consider requests for exemption.      

Poskanzer presented the fall as a return to normalcy—with courses primarily taught in person, buildings returning to pre-pandemic occupancy levels, employees transitioning back to campus over the summer, visitors allowed on campus and no mask requirement “unless state or federal regulations dictate otherwise.” 

He noted that the college will continue to implement a COVID-19 testing regime and reserve some quarantine and isolation spaces in the fall. They will also reevaluate the need for a behavioral “covenant” on campus, revised to “align with broader public health protocols.”    

Later in the day, Dean of Students Carolyn Livingston gave the weekly “Pandemic Update,” reporting that “following the successful completion of two more on-campus vaccination clinics last week, 74% of Carleton students, faculty and staff have now reported receiving at least one dose of a COVID–19 vaccine.”

With this number rising, Livingston announced two important changes to campus expectations for fully-vaccinated individuals: beginning next week, vaccinated students and staff will no longer be included in the pool for weekly surveillance testing, and they will not need to “lie low” after domestic travel. Masks will continue to be required indoors and outdoors, regardless of vaccination status.

On March 30, when Minnesota vaccine eligibility opened to everyone aged 16 years and older, some students quickly went online to schedule their vaccination using scraping tools like Vaccine Spotter and Minnesota Vaccine Alerts. They then drove anywhere from a few minutes to four hours away to make it to out-of-county appointments.

To address the need for drivers, Rebecca Margolis ’21 created a spreadsheet to pair those requiring transportation with student volunteers. Drivers could express a limit on distance and could indicate whether they were willing to loan out their car. Margolis reflected that “having a car on campus has been an immense privilege, and so it’s really nice to put it to good use.” 

Elijah Goldberg ’22, who drove close to a dozen people to their vaccine appointments, said that a challenge was that even though a trip should have only taken an hour, sometimes it took two or three hours due to appointment wait times.  

Students like Pierce McDonnell ’21 and Lucy Johnson ’24, with appointments very close by—either in Northfield or neighboring communities like Faribault— were able to make use of the Hiawathaland Transit Dial-a-Ride bus service to get to their appointment. 

The Carletonian distributed a survey on Wednesday, April 29, asking on-campus students who got vaccinated off-campus to share where they got the shot. The most common locations among the 162 respondents who got vaccinated in Minnesota were Winona, Faribault and Northfield. Almost 28% of respondents went to Winona—with many participating in a large clinic at the East End Recreation Center.  

While the majority of appointment locations were in southern Minnesota, two students drove as far north as Chisholm and Moorhead, both nearly a four-hour drive from Carleton. View the full interactive map here.  

Now that there have been multiple on-campus vaccination clinics, students are no longer finding the need to drive out of Rice County. Goldberg said, “People have not been contacting me almost at all since that Thrifty White [on-campus vaccination] event. So, it seems like, at this point, almost everyone who’s wanted one has gotten one.” 

“It’s funny how things change,” McDonnell said, “because I remember, in the beginning, people were so excited that they could get a vaccine appointment like half an hour away. And now those people are like, darn I have to go all the way out there to get my second shot? I could have just done it on campus.”

Rachel Morrison, Clinical Case Manager with Student Health and Counseling, said that students can still look for vaccinations elsewhere, and that they should fill out the Assistance Form if they need help finding first or second doses. According to Morrison, a vaccination clinic also took place Thursday evening at the Northfield Community Education Center.

She added, “We are now encouraging everyone to get their second shot wherever they are able.  It was imperative at the beginning for people to return to the original location due to the high volume of people traveling to smaller communities to obtain a shot. Now that is not the case.”   

Morrison also emphasized the importance of reporting vaccination completion to the college. She said, “This will help us sort out how many people still need vaccinations and direct our manner of assisting the community. The sooner we can gather all the information of those fully vaccinated, the better.”   

Students, faculty, and staff should report their vaccination to Carleton using the Vaccine Documentation Form and will need to submit verification by uploading a photo of their COVID-19 vaccination card to the mySHAC patient portal. 

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“Pilgrimage Progressive” celebrates interfaith life at Carleton

Carletonian - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 12:48pm

What do sacred places look like? What makes a place sacred? And can places be sacred to individuals, or do they need—in the words of Carleton’s Chaplain Carolyn Fure-Slocum—“some roots that are deeper and longer than ourselves?” These are some of the questions students pondered at last Sunday’s “Pilgrimage Progressive,” an interfaith event that students organized through the web-conferencing software Gathertown.

 At the event, student presenters brought attendees around the world to sacred sites in their religious traditions. Students’ insights ranged from stories about making pilgrimages to the Western Wall in Jerusalem to reflections on how the more-than-2,000-year-old ruins in Bodh Gaya, India demonstrate the impermanence of life. Students also identified sacred sites on and near Carleton’s campus, such as the Hindu Temple of Minnesota north of the Twin Cities and the Druid Circle in the Arboretum. 

The creatively-crafted online event built off of the Chapel’s custom of hosting at least one interfaith gathering each term, in addition to a bi-weekly interfaith discussion group. 

The Chapel has a long history of supporting interfaith life in addition to supporting student groups for individual religions. In fact, “Carleton was engaged earlier in interfaith dialogue and activities than most other similar colleges,” said Fure-Slocum. “The Council for Religious Understanding, our bi-weekly interfaith dialogue group, was started sometime in the 1970’s or 80’s by Chaplain David Maitland and has continued ever since.”

She added that with the growth of religious diversity on campus over the years, “interfaith dialogue and interfaith activities have deepened and increased.”

 Along with four Chaplains, Carleton employs a number of student Chaplain’s Associates (CAs) to cultivate spiritual life and enhance religious diversity on campus. As Ayaka Moriyama ’22, a current CA, explained, “All of us attempt to support each religion, not just for the service of our own religion.” 

Amelia Broman ’21, another CA who helped organize the Pilgrimage Progressive with Moriyama, said this is something that makes Carleton unique. 

“[At Carleton,] there’s a really interesting degree of trying to foster interfaith dialogue and trying to incorporate perspectives from religious groups on campus that might be a lot smaller or less well-represented—I think that’s definitely a big strength of the office,” Broman said. 

Interfaith dialogue is valuable because it gives students the opportunity to learn about other belief systems through personal interactions, Moriyama said. While other belief systems can sometimes seem strange at first, getting to know students of other faiths has enhanced her understanding of others’ faith-based practices. 

And interfaith understanding—or lack thereof— has real consequences, from the repeated destruction throughout history of the Jewish holy temple of which the Western Wall is a part to the mass shooting that took the lives of four members of the Sikh community in Indianapolis two weeks ago. 

Interfaith understanding has real benefits, too. “Interfaith dialogue and learning, like other forms of intergroup dialogue, are really valuable because we can learn to see through another person’s eyes, which is the beginning of wisdom,” said Fure-Slocum. “That doesn’t mean we change our beliefs, but we can be open to learning from people different from ourselves, which can deepen our own understandings.”

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Carleton to hold closed in-person commencement ceremony

Carletonian - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 12:47pm

When students were sent home in March of 2020, Carleton had to make the tough decision to hold the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 online. Faced with the same decision one year later, Carleton announced in February that this year’s Commencement—currently scheduled for Saturday, June 12, 2021—will be a traditional one with restricted attendance.  

“So long as in-person classes are in session at the end of Spring Term, we plan to have an in-person outdoor commencement ceremony for our graduates,” wrote Dean of Students Carolyn Livingston and Director of Events Kerry Raadt in an email to seniors on January 19. “What we don’t know at this time is whether we will be able to invite families and loved ones to attend.”  

 According to Livington and Raadt, “Our ability to reopen campus to visitors is dependent on a number of factors, including rates of COVID-19 cases in the community, the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine nationally, and state rules regarding events.”  

After a period of deliberation over how to make the event as safe as possible, the college notified students on February 26 that graduation attendance would be restricted

“To keep the event safe for everyone, parents and families will unfortunately not be allowed to attend,” Livingston said. This is consistent with neighboring college St. Olaf’s commencement policy for 2021

Dani Rader ’21 said she approves of the school’s decision. “Based on what happened last year, I got pretty used to the idea that we wouldn’t have an in-person graduation ceremony,” said Rader. “If excluding families is what we have to do to be able to have it in person, then I fully support that.”

 After seeking the guidance of public health experts, the college decided that seniors studying off campus this spring will be able to return to Carleton and participate in Commencement if they arrive with adequate time to quarantine and participate in campus testing protocols. For those who cannot attend, the ceremony will be livestreamed and recorded.

Axel Ohrstrom ’21 is currently studying off campus. “I just thought it would be easier to avoid getting COVID by staying home, traveling less and seeing fewer people,” said Ohrstrom. “That said, having been off-campus since the beginning of the pandemic has created some distance between the friends I made on campus and my day-to-day life. I will be coming back for commencement because it is a chance to see my friends and celebrate our accomplishments together.” 

More students both on and off campus, as well as their families, are getting vaccinated against COVID-19. According to Ohrstrom, “already having gotten the vaccine made the decision to return to campus a lot easier for me. But depending on the required quarantine, it may be more difficult for me to attend.”  

The college has yet to specify whether the increasing availability of COVID-19 vaccines will affect the restrictions on attending or the qualifications for participating in the ceremony. Citing the threat of more contagious variants of the virus and inequitable access to the vaccine worldwide, Livingston and Raadt wrote on April 9 that “it is too early for us to make any changes at this time.”  

If commencement plans are reevaluated, Livingston and Raadt expect to be able to communicate that to students by May 7.

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Relief and cautious joy as the COVID-19 vaccine comes to Carleton

Carletonian - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 12:46pm

One sign that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is near is that Carleton has recently moved into Phase 5 of its vaccination plan, meaning that all students, faculty and staff who are on campus can get vaccinated. In addition to this, many are travelling off campus to nearby cities to receive their vaccines. Over 60% of the student body has been vaccinated, and this can be observed in daily campus life: professors and students having to skip class due to post-vaccine side effects has become a norm.

“It’s definitely a weight off my shoulders,” Erin Watson ’24 said. “I’m relieved I got it, especially since I got the Johnson & Johnson before they paused it.” 

Fiona Ibrahim ’24 added, “Right after [my vaccination], I felt excited because, ideally, people getting vaccinated is the main stepping stone to going back to regular life. Now, I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed than I did before since COVID-19 is less of a risk for me.”

Overall, students expressed excitement, relief and hope that campus life will soon return to normal. Considering the rapidly-increasing portion of the Carleton community that is getting vaccinated—along with President Poskanzer’s recent email saying that if everything goes according to plan, Carleton will mostly go back to normal in the fall—this optimism seems very much substantiated. Specifically, according to Poskanzer’s email, masks will no longer be a requirement and most classes and extracurricular activities will happen in person.

As exciting as getting the vaccine was, there were factors that made it stressful for some. “I was simultaneously relieved, excited and stressed immediately after. I was beyond grateful and thrilled to have gotten the vaccine. However, being off campus felt somewhat unsafe and scary,” said Brie Sloves ’24, who drove off campus to Mankato to get her vaccine.

Some who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were very understandably scared when the news came out that the Johnson & Johnson distribution had stopped because it caused blood clots in six individuals.

“I felt very excited after getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It’s been a little over three weeks since I got it, but I’ll admit that my excitement about the vaccine quickly turned into panic when the vaccine distribution was paused and I was right in the middle of the 6-13 day blood clot window,” Olivia Lentz ’23 said. 

The overarching general sentiment around getting vaccines is excitement about being able to go back to normal soon. However, students are still being mostly as cautious as they were before. With more activities being outdoors due to the changing weather, however, in addition to the rapid vaccination rate, it is now possible for students to gather in slightly larger groups without putting themselves or others at risk.

“I would say my behaviors have not changed drastically. I’ve definitely felt less ‘on alert’ at all times, but still I don’t dine-in at LDC or Burton, I’m taking all online classes and I keep my pod to about four people,” Lentz said.

Watson said that the prevailing feeling about being vaccinated against the disease that has upended life for the past year is relief. “I haven’t changed any behaviors yet, but I do feel a lot better about masked, medium-sized indoor gatherings. Honestly, the biggest difference is that I’m no longer stressed about getting quarantined, since that was always looming over my head as a big fear,” Watson said. 

Ibrahim agreed, saying, “I’m not changing any behaviors too much. I think it’s important to stay cautious until more of campus is fully vaccinated.”

Despite the somewhat mixed feelings around getting the vaccine, especially considering various risk factors involved in both obtaining the vaccine and regarding the vaccines themselves as new information comes out, the strongest emotions on campus are excitement and joy. Each student receiving their vaccine brings us as a community one step closer to becoming protected from COVID-19. 

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A brief history of Earth Day at Carleton

Carletonian - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 12:44pm

The changes in the way Carleton has celebrated Earth Day throughout the years are closely related to changes in environmentalism itself. Earth Day was first established in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson as a way to draw national attention to environmental issues. Amid the anti-war movement and growing public awareness of air and water pollution, the establishment of Earth Day effectively brought environmental protection into the spotlight. Now a focus of national policy, Earth Day aided in the passing of many important milestones in American policy, such as the creation of the EPA, the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.  

In 1970, Carleton College celebrated the first Earth Day with a week full of environmentally-focused activities. The event was so successful that it drew national attention, with three students appearing on the Today Show with Hugh Downs. 

Carleton students work in the Arb in the 1970’s.
Photo courtesy of The Carleton Voice.

The interest Earth Day stirred up surrounding environmental protection had lasting impacts on campus. As a response to increasing environmental activism, Carleton transformed 33 acres of farmland into a native habitat restoration project, known today as the McKnight Prairie. Students advocating for clean water uncovered the issue of  E. coli in Lyman Lakes from upstream sewers, which was quickly remedied by campus maintenance workers.

Since its powerful debut in the ’70s, Earth Days throughout the years have enabled Carleton to bring attention to some of the most pressing issues facing the environment today.

Students pose in the Japanese Garden, first proposed by Religion and Asian studies professor Bardwell Smith and completed in 1976.
Photo courtesy of The Carleton Voice.

In 2007, the festivities extended past Carleton, all the way to the Twin Cities, with a public art event on Harriet Island held by an alumni group. Campus and the Northfield community had its own fun, with the CSA and Northfield Community Contra Dance Association hosting an Earth Day Contra Dance in Severance Hall, which soon became a yearly tradition.

 In 2009, Carleton celebrated Earth Day by having Bon Appetit serve a “low carbon diet,” limiting the amount of beef, cheese, rice and any food whose production and transportation increase greenhouse gas emissions. 

In 2010, Carleton invited the community onto campus for a week of events focused on sustainability and highlighting Carleton’s wind turbine and steam plant.

This year, Earth Day garnered extra attention. The  Sustainability Office, in collaboration with other campus groups, put together two weeks of events, as Earth Day coincided with Climate Action Week (CAW). Rebecca McCartney ’21, a Sustainability Assistant (STA) for the Sustainability Office, explained, “CAW usually falls in the seventh week of Winter Term, serving as our big environmental-action-focused week in roughly the middle of the year. It’s a great chance to reinvigorate students during the bleakness of Winter Term by providing new ways for students to engage with environmental stuff going on around campus and in the community.”

 However, this year, Climate Action Week was moved to coincide with Earth Day. This provided the Sustainability Office with extra opportunities. “This year, I (along with some other STAs) have been coordinating with other Minnesota students who do sustainability work at their schools to do some statewide actions. A few months ago, some schools started planning a cross-campus ECO Challenge, and we figured we could easily move our Climate Action Week to the April timeframe of the Eco challenge to match up with other schools and generate energy around the state,” she said. 

As the climate crisis continues to unfold and students’ priorities change, Carleton’s Earth Day celebrations change to reflect the campus mood regarding environmental issues. Rather than focusing solely on environmental conservation and protection, climate justice and its intersection are now a highlighted theme. This increased focus on justice has led to a variety of events, such as meals using ingredients indigenous to Minnesota served in the dining halls, a documentary screening on Disabilities and climate action, and an educational campaign on sexual violence and pipelines, as well as many other events. 

“It was a really great opportunity for the Sustainability Office to work with different offices and organizations on campus to think more critically about what intersection of climate action and climate justice looks like,” McCartney said.

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5th week sports update

Carletonian - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 12:43pm

Baseball: The Knights had a tough week on the diamond, dropping a double header to Augsburg 3-0, 3-1 on the 23rd. Pitching was a highlight, with starters Kiefer Lord and Travis Brown both putting up solid showings over six innings. The bats stayed quiet in a double header against St. John’s the following day as the Knights also lost both games. A similar result followed against St. John’s on the 27th, as the Knights struggled to find the strike zone, walking nine in a 12-2 loss. The Knights fell to 2-13 on the season and 0-13 in conference play. They’ll get their next shot at Macalester May 1. 

Softball: Carleton squared off against St. Olaf in a double header on the 24th. Carleton dropped the first game 1-7. Game two was a slugfest, with the Knights putting up an impressive 11 runs lead by Brooke McKelvey’s four RBIs. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough as the Knights lost 14-11. The Knights achieved better results against Hamline and Concordia, splitting both double headers. Ally Norton pitched an impressive complete game, allowing only one earned against Concordia in game 1 as the Knights won 2-1. The bats came alive in game two against Hamline as the Knights scored every inning to put away Hamline 12-4. The Knights end the week 4-12 on the season, and will square off against Gustavus Adolphus on May 1.  

Women’s Track and Field: The Carls competed across three meets this weekend. Grace Blanchette, Sydney Marsh, and Eve Farrell dominated the Heptathlon going 1-2-3 at the St. Olaf meet of the Saints.  Clara Mayfield had a strong showing at the Hamline showcase, finishing 4th in a stacked field. The Cross-Country All-American ran 17:08 placing her 3rd in the conference and 9th in country. The rest of the Knights competed in the Drake Alternative Meet at Gustavus Adolphus. Riley Roberts netted a pair of third place finishes in the 100 and 200m sprints. The Carls also swept the 800 with Amy Kropp, Alice Cutter, and Mary Blanchard finishing 1-2-3 respectively. The Knights compete next at the Macalester College Janis Rider Invitational on Saturday, May 1st. 

The Carletonian’s own Phoebe Ward fights off two Oles in the 3k at the Carleton Relays.
Photo by Art Onwumere.

Men’s Track and Field: On the Men’s side the Knights competed at St. Mary’s this Saturday. In the sprints, former distance runner turned yoked speed machine Oscar Christoph grabbed a 3rd place finish in his first 100m race, despite (or perhaps because of) his unorthodox starting position. Bridger Rives netted a 2nd place finish in the 400m while the Batman to his Robin, Jeremy Fong, finished 1st in the 800m. Matt Wilkinson once again trounced the field in the 1500, and Steven Levy put on a show in the 5000m, winning by a solid 40 seconds. The lanky duo of Ben Santos and Henry Bowman swept the steeplechase, and Noah Eckersley-Ray continued his streak of dominance in the javelin throw, winning the event by more than 8 meters. The Knights will compete at Macalester this weekend along with the women’s side. 

Matt Wilkinson glides around the bend in the 5000m run at the Carleton Relays.
Photo by Jeremy Fong.

Men’s Tennis: Men’s tennis lost their undefeated streak this week, falling 6-3 to Gustavus Adolphus, who has yet to lose in MIAC play. Standout Leo Vithoontien won in straight sets at the number one singles spot. Four seed Yuv Kataria was the only other Carl to win his singles competition, besting Gustavus’s Alex Budde in a nail-biting tiebreak set. In doubles, Aswath Viswanathan and Aniketh Vipparla won their three seed battle 8-6. The Carl’s next match will be in Collegeville Minnesota against St. John’s M,ay 30. 

Men’s Golf: The Knights placed 12th out of 17 teams at the Saint John’s Spring Invitational. Senior Peter Gullikson led the squad on the first day with a 74, followed by sophomore duo Andersen Murphy and James Berger. On the second day it was Murphy’s turn to lead, finishing with a 76 at Monticello Country Club, followed by Berger with a 78 and Gullikson with a 79. Murphy and Gullikson tied for 25th at the tournament with 153 total strokes, with Berger coming in only one stroke behind, and Jackson Steinbaugh and Bob Zhu finishing with 179 and 169 strokes respectively. The Carls will compete next at the MIAC Championships, which will be held April 30-May 2 at Emerald Greens Golf Course in Hastings, Minn.

Women’s Golf: On the women’s side, the Carls placed 4th at the Carleton-St. Olaf Spring Invitational before the MIAC championship next week. In the first round the Knights were led by Kristin Miyagi’s score of 80 which was good for 2nd place on the day. In round 2, Miyagi continued her hot streak with a score of 77 at the Northfield Golf Club, with Alyssa Soma right on her heels with a score of 78. The Knights finished 4th overall, with Miyagi, Soma, and Alexis Chan all finishing under 164 combined strokes. The Knights look to improve on this showing in the MIAC championships next weekend. 

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