Macathon and Funkathon competitions draw 33 teams
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Macathon and Funkathon competitions draw 33 teams

One hundred fifty-four Macalester students on 33 teams participated in the 24-hour Macathon and Funkathon competitions from Friday, Feb. 24 to Saturday, Feb. 25. In its fifth year, Macathon — a combination hackathon and business pitch contest — tasked teams with designing a product or service that addresses a significant business or social problem. Teams…

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Former professor’s discrimination lawsuit against Macalester continues

Kristin Naca, a former professor in the English department, motioned to amend her lawsuit against Macalester College on February 3 by adding President Brian Rosenberg as an individual defendant. On February 10, Magistrate Judge Steven E. Rau denied the amendment. This Friday morning, lawyers representing the college will move to have the entire suit dismissed….

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Former professor sues Mac alleging discrimination and wrongful termination

Kristin Naca, a former professor in the English department, has sued Macalester College for “discriminatory and retaliatory termination.” According to her lawsuit filed on October 9, the College revoked her employment due to “her systemic Valley Fever, her sincere practice of the religion of Santería, sex, sexual orientation, and her Filipina and Puerto Rican ancestry…

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Facilities pursues alternatives to card access

Macalester’s current card access system has malfunctioned regularly this semester, creating both annoyances and safety issues on campus. Sarah Wescott ’19, a resident of George Draper Dayton (GDD) Hall, is among the many students who cannot use the card access system to enter residence halls. “[Card access] worked for me for about one day and…

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Beta registration system brings speed and simplicity to process

For the fall 2016 registration cycle, a pilot group of 88 students were given the opportunity to choose their classes using an updated interface, Banner, that Registrar Jayne Niemi calls “more modern and easier to navigate.” Students in the pilot group have given the Registrar’s Office largely positive feedback on the new system, which features…

2016-2017 year MCSG Executive Board elected
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2016-2017 year MCSG Executive Board elected

On Wed., March 30, the Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) announced that Merrit Stüven ’17 was elected President of MCSG for the 2016-2017 school year and will be the governing body’s first female-identifying president since Kathy Kim ’12, who served in the 2011-2012 school year. Stüven, who currently serves as a Class of 2017 representative,…

Disparities between student and legislative bodies
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Disparities between student and legislative bodies

A Mac Weekly survey of Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) members has revealed disparities between the governing body’s demographic makeup and that of Macalester at large, including a statistical underrepresentation of women and certain racial minority groups and an overrepresentation of international students. The survey, which asked respondents to self-identify their gender, racial or ethnic…

Program Board Concerts and Festivals Coordinator Resigns
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Program Board Concerts and Festivals Coordinator Resigns

On Feb. 14, the Program Board (PB) Concerts and Festivals co-Coordinator, Alex Edelmann ’17, resigned from his role citing a “lack of encouragement” from those affiliated with PB. Edelmann, who was appointed last spring and officially began serving PB in August, is the second Concerts and Festivals Coordinator to resign this year, preceded by Tom…

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Locker room gets new scale

As of last week, the Leonard Center men’s locker room has a working, permanent scale, something it has lacked since last fall. The locker room’s original, commercial-grade scale malfunctioned midway through last semester. The Athletics Department sought to repair the broken device, beginning a lengthy process to provide the men’s locker room users with a…

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