Search ramps up for Carleton’s 15th president

The search is on to find Carleton’s 15th president before Alastair Summerlee’s interim term is up. A Presidential Search Committee has been formed to accomplish this task, and it has the power to appoint the next president, according to Carleton guidelines. Chris Carruthers, the chair of the committee, said the group is excited to figure out just what the school wants in its future leader. “We’re at what we would call the listening and engaging [stage], and we want to hear from many stakeholders,” Carruthers said. “We want to find out what the challenges are and what folks think the skill set for the next president of Carleton University should be . . . what we should be looking for.” […]

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Students create Bluetooth hub

Greg Zakharov, a fourth-year accounting student at Carleton, has developed an accessory that enables users to connect mobile devices to multiple Bluetooth speakers at once to improve surround sound quality. Along with his associate, Thomas Keating, a fourth-year information systems student who Zakharov met in class, the pair has started Vostok-Air, a company that produces and sells the “Hu.B” device. After receiving a second Bluetooth speaker from his brother for Christmas three years ago, Zakharov said he had an idea: why not place both speakers on either side of the room and enjoy a surround sound experience? “Couldn’t do it. Bluetooth doesn’t allow you to do that,” he said. Forgetting about the issue for a couple of years before starting […]

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Abstentions latest to offer a vegan option on campus

With the recent addition of vegan ice cream at Abstentions, the convenience store joined the likes of Mike’s Place and Rooster’s as restaurants that offer vegan food at Carleton. Not to be left out, Carleton University Dining Services, the organization in charge of the cafeteria in Residence Commons among other on-campus locations, has offered vegan options for a while now. Jane Skapinker, a registered dietitian for Dining Services, said they are always trying to offer more vegan options. “While we may not have used the term ‘vegan,’ we have always made an effort to incorporate a variety of foods, including plant based foods,” Skapinker said, “and as the demand has grown for vegan foods, so have our options.” Indeed, the […]

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Not Our Policy demonstrators host rally on campus

Not Our Policy demonstrators held a rally March 2 and hung a banner in front of the Carleton University sign on Bronson Avenue, in spite of a confrontation with Campus Safety two weeks prior. Three students attempting to put a banner up in the same spot were approached and told they were violating mischief and vandalism laws by Campus Safety officers on Feb. 16. They were also told they could be charged criminally for their actions. The March 2 rally was held to express solidarity with the campaigners who were approached on Feb. 16, and to demonstrate that Not Our Policy will press on with their campaign, according to organizer Caitlin Salvino. Not Our Policy is a campaign which supports […]

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Model United Nations members affected by Trump’s travel ban

Travel plans for members of Carleton’s United Nations Society are in jeopardy after U.S. President Donald Trump enacted a temporary immigration ban earlier this month. The team is sending a delegation to Boston, Mass., for the Harvard National Model United Nations, but two members might not be able to join them due to complications with the ban. Though President Trump’s immigration ban has been temporarily frozen by U.S. federal judge James Robart, Nikola Milutinovic, the president of the society, said the two students are still unable to attend the conference. “The ban was lifted recently, but it’s too late to plan a trip to Harvard for them,” Milutinovic said. “Had it not been for the ban, we understand they would […]

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