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Debate over library entrepreneurship space continues

Members of the Macalester community gathered in the Harmon Room on Thursday April 13 for a presentation, followed by a question and answer session about upcoming changes to the second floor of the DeWitt Wallace Library. This meeting was the latest in a series of exchanges between library administrators and a group of students concerned…

Students protest possible transit cuts
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Students protest possible transit cuts

A group of 10 Macalester students joined a rally outside the Minnesota State Capitol on Tuesday evening to protest funding cuts to transit proposed in a recent transportation bill by the Republican-controlled state legislature. Despite the dreary weather, the rally drew an energetic and diverse crowd of bicyclists — many of them wearing helmets —…

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The Concert Choir performs polished pieces from spring tour

On Saturday, April 1, the Macalester Concert Choir performed its annual spring concert. Throughout the hour-long program, the mixed-voice ensemble successfully demonstrated its vocal dexterity, crisp diction and outstanding musicianship. The house was nearly full. The night’s program consisted of pieces the choir had sung during its recent spring break tour of the Upper Midwest….

Proposed Snelling developments to accommodate growing population
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Proposed Snelling developments to accommodate growing population

More large apartment buildings might be coming soon to Macalester’s surrounding neighborhood. Plans have been submitted to build a five-story condominium and a 60-unit apartment complex at two separate locations along Snelling Avenue. Snelling and St. Clair The proposed mixed-use development will be built on a lot diagonally opposite from the southeasternmost end of campus,…

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Black History Month Roundtable discusses history of activism

Four panelists discussed the theme of perseverance in Alexander G. Hill ballroom on Tuesday night. Organized by the American studies department and the Minnesota Vikings in honor of Black History Month, the event drew a crowd of about 60 people. The panel consisted of Stanford history professor Clayborne Carson, American Studies department chair Duchess Harris…

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Bon Appétit adds halal options following student, CRSL advocacy

This semester, Café Mac’s East and South meal stations began serving halal meat, mostly chicken, on Mondays and Thursdays. The new additions are the product of lobbying efforts by the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life (CRSL). Chaplain Kelly Stone called for the accommodation based on the the feedback of Muslim students who keep to…

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Responses to Trump’s win

Donald Trump’s victory in last week’s presidential election has elicited reactions from many campus communities. His campaign opened a Pandora’s box of divisive rhetoric aimed at people of color (POC) and religious minorities not used in mainstream politics in recent memory. This rhetoric, which alienated these communities, was widely predicted to cost him the election….

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