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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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Swastika found on campus

A swastika was found carved into the surface of a desk in the DeWitt Wallace Library on October 4. “We should not at all want this on campus,” Christopher MacDonald-Dennis, Dean of Multicultural Life, said. According to Director of Facilities Services Nathan Lief, the graffiti measured one inch and has since been photographed and removed…

Springfest 2016: Thundercat and Sango perform on Shaw Field
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Springfest 2016: Thundercat and Sango perform on Shaw Field

Macalester students headed to Shaw field last Saturday for Springfest, the College’s annual music festival. Grammy-winning bassist Thundercat headlined the show, preceded by a performance by DJ Sango. Student band Fidel and Brazilian drum group Zabumba performed earlier in the day. Concerns about the weather did not faze the Macalester Concerts and Festivals board, which…

Class of 2020 admitted
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Class of 2020 admitted

As April rolls around, it’s time once again for high school seniors around the world to commit to a college, and Macalester’s Office of Admissions is waiting to finalize the college’s Class of 2020. Past classes, especially the Class of 2019, have been larger than expected. This year, the admissions team shot for a lower…

The big dogs on campus: welcoming two new therapy dogs
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The big dogs on campus: welcoming two new therapy dogs

Last week, Pet Away Worry and Stress @ Mac (PAWS) announced it would welcome two new therapy dogs, Finnegan and Murray, to its program. The dogs, both owned by Assistant Editor of Communications and Public Relations, Cheryl Doucette, are the newest edition to the program that allows students to destress by spending time with therapy…

New administrators settle in roles and focus on personal goals
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New administrators settle in roles and focus on personal goals

For several administrative positions on campus, last year was a year of transition. Two of those positions were the provost and vice president of student affairs. This year Karine Moe and Donna Lee took on the respective positions. The Mac Weekly checked in with them to see how they’re adjusting to the positions after a…

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