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Common App glitches affect Mac admissions

This year, both applicants and colleges have reported serious glitches in the Common Application (Common App) system. The Common App serves over 500 colleges and universities, and the glitches have affected thousands of applicants, admissions officers, teachers, counselors and anxious parents. Though issues were first reported in early August, problems continue to occur. “On our…

Wayfinding signs to be installed on campus
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Wayfinding signs to be installed on campus

Beginning this academic year, the Macalester campus will receive a facelift designed to make it much more navigable. As part of a campus maintenance project, uniform signage will replace the current wayfinding materials. The new signage will surround campus entrances and parking lots, and replace the white signposts located outside of most campus buildings. It…

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KWOC gears up for week of protest

On Wednesday, February 27, Mac students will join communities around the Twin Cities to advocate for better banking practices.  The day’s events are part of a Cities-wide Week of Action campaign organized by Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, but the Macalester campaign focuses specifically on the college’s relationship with Wells Fargo. The activities on campus…

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Students question admission policies, domestic diversity

This fall, two court cases have propelled affirmative action back onto the national stage. On Oct. 10 the Supreme Court heard the case of Fisher v. University of Texas, and on Nov. 15, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a ban on affirmative action in Michigan universities, in Coalition to Defend Affirmative…