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TMW senior editors say their goodbyes, joyously reflect

By Meg Britton-Mehlisch and Celia Heudebourg This week The Mac Weekly bids farewell to its own seniors. The incoming Editors-in-Chief talk with Rachel Wilson, Jamie Goodin, Ellie Fuqua, Jake Greenberg, Max Horvath, Maddie Jaffe, Eliza Ramsey, Allie Korbey, Kate Rhodes and Esha Datta. They discuss office memories and the Wac Meekly. TMW: This is the…

New theatre, dance building to be built after years of promises
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New theatre, dance building to be built after years of promises

The third and final piece of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center renovation and expansion is on target to be completed by the spring of 2019: after years of waiting, Macalester’s Theatre and Dance (THDA) departments will gain a brand new building. The first two phases of the project — the combination music-commons area and…

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Gordy’s Transportation Tales: A better 63? Transport updates

This week, I decided to focus exclusively on local transportation news and updates! There’s been a recent spate of announcements and some fresh controversy, so I am going to lay it out for you all. I’ll be discussing a wide variety of ongoing and proposed transportation projects in the Twin Cities—here goes nothing! To begin…

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Original therapy dog takes sabbatical to deal with fatigue, stress

After delighting the Macalester community since the fall of 2015, Kevin, the original Macalester therapy dog, is heading into a “doggy sabbatical” of indefinite length, as a result of repeated incidents of “leash aggression” against other dogs. On January 30, a post on the official PAWS@Mac Facebook page informed community members that Kevin would no…

Library hosts conversation on development in recently updated space
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Library hosts conversation on development in recently updated space

Macalester’s DeWitt Wallace Library is a constantly evolving space, changing through the decades with shifts in both technology and student needs. A recent alteration to its interior was the conversion of a third floor reading room into the Barbara B. Davis SPACE (Scholarship Partnership and Collaborative Engagement) last summer. This Tuesday, the new hybrid room…

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Transit app tales: You have to read this to believe it!

Hello again and welcome to the second week of my transit column! I’m sure you have been clamoring to learn just what this second mysterious transit navigation app I mentioned last week is. If not, you should be, because it’s truly about to rock your transit navigation world! This week I will discuss this app…

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Library director delves into recent space changes

This fall, returning Macalester students may have sauntered to their favorite DeWitt Wallace Library study spots only to find a couple brand-new walls impeding access to their preferred cozy corner. Fear not, observant Macites: although the two freshly partitioned spaces blend in and look as if they’ve existed forever, they were indeed created anew this…

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Wait, Metro Transit has an app? What is NexTrip?

Hello Macalester! My name is Gordy Moore, and I’m here to talk about transit! Although I care deeply about a variety of causes and issues, mobility and transportation harbor one special nook in my heart. One of my specific interests within the wide field of transportation and mobility is public transportation. With this article I…

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Macalester partners with QuestBridge to improve college access

Starting in the 2017–2018 school year, Macalester will join its Minnesota peer Carleton and 36 other colleges and universities around the country as a partner with the QuestBridge program. This decision, recently solidified during this semester’s Board of Trustees (BoT) visit to campus, is a first for Macalester, which has not partnered with any similar…

Fossil Free Mac demonstrates during Board of Trustees’ visit
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Fossil Free Mac demonstrates during Board of Trustees’ visit

Last Friday, October 7, Macalester’s pro-divestment student organization Fossil Free Mac (FFM) staged a large-scale rally while the Board of Trustees (BoT) was on campus. FFM is currently advocating for Macalester to divest its endowment of all stocks held in the Carbon Underground 200 (the world’s top 200 fossil fuel-related companies), which amounts to approximately…

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