Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry
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Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry

Overlooking Los Angeles’ Echo Park is the statue “The Queen of Angels,” which became the inspiration for Lydia Ainsworth’s new record, Darling of the Afterglow. Ainsworth, a Torontonian electro-pop singer, released her album on March 31. She recorded the album in the same Toronto studio where she made her 2014 debut album, Right from Real….

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Food, Agriculture and Society concentration proposal to be considered

A new concentration may soon be coming to Macalester. Although agriculture has long been the purview of public universities, Macalester is in the process of developing an interdisciplinary concentration entitled Food, Agriculture and Society (FAS). Concentrations at Macalester are supposed to more closely resemble real-world topics than the academic departments do. According to the Macalester…

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This week in MCSG: book bank bill, ballroom dance allocation

At the MCSG meeting on Tuesday, December 11, the executives started by telling everyone that next semester’s retreat will be Jan. 28-29, the weekend after the spring org fair. Next year’s executive board will be elected in the middle of February, a change from a more staggered election schedule. They also discussed religious org funding…

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This week in MCSG: Media orgs funding bill, Fossil Free Mac chartered

The MCSG meeting on November 8 was started early and conducted swiftly so that the attendees could watch the election results. First, the executives gave an update from their meeting. The biggest discussion point was the faculty meeting from the previous Tuesday. Among the highlights are that despite some rumors, Marlon James is staying at…

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This week in MCSG: Two new allocations, new orgs presented

At the MCSG meeting on Tuesday, November 1, the FAC gave additional allocations to two student orgs. The first was $975 to AIPAC for an art workshop and performance event, with 29 votes in favor. Most of the money will go to the workshop host, a local artist. This allocation came from the operating fund,…

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Fall Lecture, new org chartered

At the MCSG legislative body meeting on Tuesday, October 11, the executives discussed the talking points from the last Executive Board meeting. Members brought up reflections on the Board of Trustees and intramurals. Next, Joan Maze brought up Bon Appétit’s new Express Menu for student orgs. It’s less expensive, but students have to pick up…

First presidential debate screening draws excited crowd
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First presidential debate screening draws excited crowd

John B. Davis Lecture Hall (JBD) was packed full on Monday September 28, where MacDems hosted a screening for the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with a discussion afterwards led by Macalester political science professors Michael Zis and Patrick Schmidt. The crowd was full of people excited for the debate. “All…

Around the table, around the globe: Menstrual Health Panel takes international focus
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Around the table, around the globe: Menstrual Health Panel takes international focus

On Thursday, April 14, Mac Activists for Reproductive Justice (Mactivists) hosted their fourth annual Menstrual Health Panel, aiming this year to highlight differences in the discussions of female bodies’ menstrual cycles around the globe. It featured four panelists: Lutfe-E-Noor Rahman ’18, Andrea Grimaldi ’16, Nafeesa Dawoodbhoy and Alia Baitie ’18, who works at the sex…

Mindy Deardurff named new Dean of Career Development Center
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Mindy Deardurff named new Dean of Career Development Center

On March 4, Mindy Deardurff was named the new Dean of Macalester’s Career Development Center (CDC). She is currently the Director of the Undergraduate Business Career Center at the University of Minnesota’s Curtis L. Carlson School of Management. She will officially begin work at Macalester on June 2. In a press release Macalester commended Deardurff’s…

Gary Hines ’74 selected as 2016 commencement speaker
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Gary Hines ’74 selected as 2016 commencement speaker

Gary D. Hines ’74 has been chosen as this year’s commencement speaker for the Class of 2016’s graduation on Saturday, May 14. He is a three-time Grammy winning music director and producer of Sounds of Blackness, the 40-person choir and ten-piece orchestra group. “Since he founded the Sounds of Blackness at Macalester over 40 years…

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