NORTHFIELD, MN — In late September, The Carletonian sent out a Campus Climate Poll containing only one question: “Are broth jokes funny anymore?”
And the results are in: broth jokes haven’t been funny since like early February (if they ever even were).
The joke gained popularity following a January 29, 2019 email from President Steven Poskanzer, which stated that Carleton would remain open and continue holding classes through -30 degree Fahrenheit temperature weather. In the email, he recommended that students drink broth to maintain healthy body temperatures through the cold. Carls, peeved with the administrative decision, viewed this advice as a lazy “solution” to dangerous temperatures.