Mac community members march for women’s rights, against Trump
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Mac community members march for women’s rights, against Trump

A delegation of Macalester students and faculty members joined in the biggest political demonstration in Minnesota history on Saturday morning, marching on the State Capitol in St. Paul for women’s and civil rights in the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president last Friday. St. Paul Police estimated that the crowd held between 90,000 and…

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Macalester prepares for Trump administration

One month after the presidential election, Macalester is readying itself for a Donald Trump administration. The college is in advanced ongoing discussions with its attorneys and faculty members on possible policy changes in conjunction with potential Trump administration actions. Director of International Students Programs Aaron Colhapp said in the meeting that the school met with…

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Election blurbs

Two weeks ago Tuesday, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. The following day was a fairly extraordinary one for this school. Trump’s victory was for many, though certainly not everyone, a devastating, heartbreaking event. Below are several personal stories from Mac Weekly staff members in the aftermath of the election. Abe Asher…

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Pro-Trump post on class Facebook page incites controversy

At 12:53 a.m. last Thursday morning, Hunter Barrington ’20 posted in the Macalester Class of 2020 Facebook group. The post began, “I am a Trump voter.” Eight hours later, it had more than 40 comments. Injected into the landscape of a deeply raw and emotional campus in the wake of Donald Trump’s election not 24…

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Franken campaigns for Clinton at Mac

Almost 200 Macalester students filed into the John B. Davis (JBD) Lecture Hall in the basement of the Campus Center on Monday night, as Minnesota Senator Al Franken visited Macalester for the first time since 2014. Franken came to stump for Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and take questions from Macalester students. The event, which…

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