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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…

Panel discusses life in the shadow of Boko Haram
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Panel discusses life in the shadow of Boko Haram

Last week the IGC Student Council held a panel event in Davis Court about Boko Haram, an Islamist terrorist movement, as part of their speaker series entitled “Global Citizenship in the News.” The panelists shared how Boko Haram is affecting individuals and how the group has personally impacted them. Boko Haram was founded in 2001,…

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Great Lakes Grant enters second semester, expands to entrepreneurship

Last summer, the Macalester Internship Program was awarded the Great Lakes Ready Internship Grant. The grant provides students with the opportunity to get paid for an otherwise unpaid internship completed during the academic year, given they have demonstrated financial need and a certain GPA. Macalester was selected to receive the grant by the Great Lakes…

Andrew Brown welcomed as new advancement vice president
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Andrew Brown welcomed as new advancement vice president

Andrew Brown, Assistant Vice President for Development at the University of Minnesota Foundation, has been named Macalester College’s Vice President for Advancement beginning Jan. 1, 2015. At Macalester, Brown will oversee Advancement Operations, Alumni Relations, Communications and Public Relations and Development. Brown succeeds Tommy Bonner, who held the position for nine years. The Mac Weekly…

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Palestinian-American activist Noura Erakat talks history of Israel-Palestinian conflict

On Tuesday Nov. 4, Noura Erakat, a Palestinian-American activist and legal scholar, spoke about her experience and work in the Middle East and participated in a discussion with Macalester students about issues regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Erakat came to Macalester through the Department of Multicultural Life’s SPEAK! series. Erakat began by speaking of her personal…

Mac students attend DFL event, hear former President Clinton speak
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Mac students attend DFL event, hear former President Clinton speak

Macalester students attended a Get Out the Vote event held at the University of Minnesota last Friday that featured former President Bill Clinton. In addition, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Governor Mark Dayton all gave speeches encouraging voter turnout. The “MN Votes Early” event featured multiple speakers aiming to raise awareness about Franken…

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International Roundtable to discuss migration

Macalester will host its annual International Roundtable next weekend. The Roundtable is a community-wide and globally-focused forum exploring critical issues from a variety of perspectives. This year’s Roundtable will focus on Human Migration, and it boasts growing student involvement. Migration is a dynamic and powerful social force shaping societies, past and present. Geography professor Holly…

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