Library adds 15 Chromebooks to laptop lending pool, increasing tech options
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Library adds 15 Chromebooks to laptop lending pool, increasing tech options

With the popularity of renting MacBook Pros from Macalester’s lending pool, the library purchased 15 Chromebooks to make more computers available to students at an affordable price for the library. The Chromebooks are browser-based, meaning that they run exclusively online and on Google apps. “[They’re] perfect for emailing, writing papers, video-calling, chatting, sending emails and…

Macalester announces new data science minor
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Macalester announces new data science minor

Macalester’s Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (MSCS) has announced a new data science minor. Data science has just recently emerged as a field of study. The term itself is only about 30 years old. Yet, today, few question its importance and prominence in research. David Shuman is the Associate MSCS Professor who helped…

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SRC does not recommend fossil fuel divestment

Last week, the Social Responsibilities Committee (SRC) revealed its decision regarding the Fossil Free Mac proposal that Macalester divest from fossil fuels. The SRC did not pass the proposal on to the Board of Trustees or the president, which would have been the next step towards approving divestment. Additionally, the committee issued a recommendation that…

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After a weeks-long process, MCSG passes budget for the 2015-2016 year

In its last meeting of the year this past Tuesday, Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) passed the budget for the 2015-2016 academic year. After weeks of deliberation and reassessment of its contents, the passing of the budget took a mere ten minutes. After the budget was tabled last week, the Financial Advisory Committee (FAC) reconvened…

Appeals and cuts complicate, postpone MCSG budget vote
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Appeals and cuts complicate, postpone MCSG budget vote

This week, the proposed 2015-2016 Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) budget moved closer to approval, but ran into more difficulties at its meeting Tuesday night. In the last week, the budget has seen many changes. and has still not been passed. The budgeting process began in March when student organizations were instructed to submit their…

Amanda-Rae Barboza to replace Du as Assistant Director of ResLife
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Amanda-Rae Barboza to replace Du as Assistant Director of ResLife

At the end of this year, Amanda-Rae Barboza will be leaving her current position as Residential Hall Director and take on a new role as Assistant Director of Residential Life. Barboza has been a Residential Hall Director for several years and she explained that the transition, while exciting, is a big step. “I think that…

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College distributes survey on sexual violence

This past weekend, The Office of Student Affairs sent out a survey about sexual violence on campus. Data collected from the survey will help guide Macalester’s efforts towards sexual violence prevention and serve as a benchmark to compare our efforts with those of other institutions. Dean of Students Jim Hoppe, Vice President of Student Affairs…

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MCSG works on resolution to fund summer internships

Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) is working on a resolution which would allow students to get free credits for internships done over the summer. The resolution would also allow students to apply for financial aid to fund internship opportunities that might be out of their price range normally. Jolena Zabel ’16, a junior representative for…

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