Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry
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Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry

Overlooking Los Angeles’ Echo Park is the statue “The Queen of Angels,” which became the inspiration for Lydia Ainsworth’s new record, Darling of the Afterglow. Ainsworth, a Torontonian electro-pop singer, released her album on March 31. She recorded the album in the same Toronto studio where she made her 2014 debut album, Right from Real….

Rabbi Barry Cytron leaves legacy of mentorship after 28 years at Mac
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Rabbi Barry Cytron leaves legacy of mentorship after 28 years at Mac

Editor’s Note: This is an extended version of the article printed in the April 28 issue entitled “Rabbi Barry Cytron leaves legacy of mentorship after 28 years at Mac.” Over nearly three decades at Macalester, Rabbi Barry Cytron cemented himself as one of the Macalester College’s most beloved figures — a warm, wise, evergreen guide…

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Billing disputes halt Guatemalan mail

A halt in mail services to and from the country of Guatemala has impacted several Guatemalan Macalester students. The United States Postal Service [U.S.P.S.] announced the suspension on April 11. It is, by all accounts, the result of a long contract dispute between the Guatemalan government and its Canadian-run postal agency El Correo de Guatemala….

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New history, American studies course to visit national museum in D.C.

A grant from President Brian Rosenberg has paved the way for the chairs of the history and American studies departments to offer a course that will take 15 students to the year-old National Museum of African American History and Culture over fall break next year. The course, titled “Public Histories: African American Life—Past, Present, and…

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Minnesota Rep. McCollum discusses Obamacare in Kagin town hall

U.S. Representative Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) returned to Macalester on Saturday morning, and, reveling in the defeat of the Republican American Health Care Act, packed the Alexander G. Kagin Ballroom for her fifth town hall of 2017. The event, coming not 24 hours after the Democrats’ biggest victory since President Trump’s election in November, had a…

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FAC chair-elect resigns

In February, Sasha Mochida ’19 mounted a successful write-in campaign to be elected Financial Affairs Chair (FAC) for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. Now — just a month-and-a-half after her victory and five months before she could take office — Mochida has resigned. Mochida informed Macalester Director of Campus Operations Joan Maze, MCSG President Merrit…

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Test optional proposal moves forward

On Tuesday night, Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) passed Resolution R0002 by a unanimous 20-0 vote asking Macalester to adopt a ‘test-optional’ admissions policy starting next year. The two-and-a-half page proposal, written by MCSG President Merrit Stüven ’16, Academic Affairs Chair Remy Eisendrath ’16 and former Academic Affairs Chair Ari Hymoff ’17, makes the case…

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Macalester professors lead chapter of anti-Trump group

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as president of the US in November, a Macalester professor decided to form a group to organize against the new president’s agenda. The result was the Facebook group “Indivisible Saint Paul,” part of a larger resistance movement against Trump started by a collection of former Democratic congressional staffers….

Student body elects MCSG Executive Board and class representatives
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Student body elects MCSG Executive Board and class representatives

The MCSG Executive Board for the 2017–2018 school year is set, with six members of the student body winning elections held throughout last Monday and Tuesday. Editor’s note: In the print version, Ted Chisholm’s (’20) name was printed as Sasha Mochaida ’20. Mochaida was not pictured with the rest of the MCSG Executive Board. Leading…

Increased demand for math, computer science strains resources
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Increased demand for math, computer science strains resources

Over the last decade, the number of Macalester students majoring in STEM disciplines has risen dramatically — and the college is struggling to keep up. Since 2007, there has been a 181 percent increase in the number of math majors and an astounding 608 percent increase in the number of computer science majors. Currently, over…

Macalester community reacts to President Trump’s immigration ban
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Macalester community reacts to President Trump’s immigration ban

President Donald Trump’s executive order last Friday, January 27, banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries has thrown the Macalester community — along with the world around it — into tumult. The order shuts down all immigration from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia for a period of three months, and bans Syrian…

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