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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…

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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Former professor sues Mac alleging discrimination and wrongful termination

Kristin Naca, a former professor in the English department, has sued Macalester College for “discriminatory and retaliatory termination.” According to her lawsuit filed on October 9, the College revoked her employment due to “her systemic Valley Fever, her sincere practice of the religion of Santería, sex, sexual orientation, and her Filipina and Puerto Rican ancestry…

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Election blurbs

Two weeks ago Tuesday, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. The following day was a fairly extraordinary one for this school. Trump’s victory was for many, though certainly not everyone, a devastating, heartbreaking event. Below are several personal stories from Mac Weekly staff members in the aftermath of the election. Abe Asher…

Campus comes together over election efforts and results
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Campus comes together over election efforts and results

Months of frenzied election coverage culminated Tuesday as voters finally headed to the polls. Campus was abuzz with Election Day excitement. Students wore buttons, shirts and even face paint to class along with their “I Voted” stickers. The anticipation grew as polls began to close, eventually resulting in a Trump victory that took many by…

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