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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…

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MCSG overseer: LB debates budgeting appeals and strict deadlines

MCSG’s Legislative Body (LB) convened on April 4 to cover several updates, vote on a bill and hear budget appeals from six student organizations. Program Board (PB) Chair Olivia Doe ’18 and Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) Chair Remy Eisendrath ’17 shared updates from their respective departments at the beginning of the meeting. Doe reported a…

Class of 2021 includes QuestBridge applicants, matches recent trends
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Class of 2021 includes QuestBridge applicants, matches recent trends

Over the past few weeks 5,901 students around the country and around the world received the long-awaited news of their acceptance into Macalester’s Class of 2021. “It’s been a somewhat unusual year,” said Director of Admissions Jeffrey Allen. According to Allen, this year’s admissions process presented both unforeseen challenges and the introduction of a new…

Environmental activist Winona LaDuke advocates for divestment
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Environmental activist Winona LaDuke advocates for divestment

An audience of Macalester community members and visitors crowded into JBD Lecture Hall to hear environmental activist Winona LaDuke speak on March 1. The room overflowed with spectators, who sat in the aisles and dragged in extra chairs when seating ran out. LaDuke is best known for founding Honor the Earth, a nonprofit advocating for…

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MSCG Overseer: MCSG talks test-optional issue, student outreach

MCSG’s legislative body gathered for its weekly meeting in Weyerhaeuser Boardroom to discuss matters ranging from the proposed Protest Bus to questions of student involvement. Student Organizations Committee Chair Johannes Davies ’18 introduced two prospective student orgs: Mac Moral Sciences Club, which debates ethical and philosophical questions, and MacCricket. Representatives from both prospective orgs addressed…

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Former professor’s discrimination lawsuit against Macalester continues

Kristin Naca, a former professor in the English department, motioned to amend her lawsuit against Macalester College on February 3 by adding President Brian Rosenberg as an individual defendant. On February 10, Magistrate Judge Steven E. Rau denied the amendment. This Friday morning, lawyers representing the college will move to have the entire suit dismissed….

Macalester celebrates newly-tenured faculty members
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Macalester celebrates newly-tenured faculty members

Macalester has granted tenure to seven professors: Zeynep Devrim Gürsel from the international studies department, Rivi Handler-Spitz from the Asian languages and cultures department, William Hart from the religious studies department, Andrea Kaston Tange from the English department, Mark Mandarano from the music department, J. Ernesto Ortiz-Díaz from the Hispanic and Latin American studies department…

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MAX Center tutors revise mission statement; administration disputes changes

The Macalester Academic Excellence (MAX) Center recently came into conflict with the administration over proposed changes to the MAX Center’s mission statement. The amended statement included language reflecting the MAX Center’s commitment to “partner with students and faculty to promote anti-oppressive pedagogies and challenge Western-centric practices and ideologies in academia.” Once the new mission statement…

Campus Conversations allow students to discuss political climate
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Campus Conversations allow students to discuss political climate

Macalester students returned to classes amidst an environment of change and political activism. The week began with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and closed with Donald Trump’s inauguration and subsequent nationwide women’s marches. The administration addressed these events with a series of Campus Conversations held last Thursday and Friday to “take pause and encourage dialogue…

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