Macalester & Minnesota celebrate Marlon James
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Macalester & Minnesota celebrate Marlon James

Late Wednesday afternoon in Janet Wallace’s Dayton Commons, catered food, a stage and a live band replaced the usual study chairs and tables. Students, faculty and administration were gathered to celebrate creative writing professor Marlon James, whose novel A Brief History of Seven Killings won the Man Booker Prize earlier this month. President Brian Rosenberg…

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Winter ball venue announced

Last week, Program Board (PB) announced that the Minnesota History Center would host Macalester’s 2015 Winter Ball. With a change of venue, students can expect a slightly different Winter Ball experience compared to previous years, which is in line with PB’s long-term desire to improve and polish the event. Olivia Doe ’18, one of the…

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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