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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…

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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…

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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Mac Peace Corps rank increases

According to recently released annual rankings from the Peace Corps, Macalester College has moved up from fifth to third place in the small college category. There are currently 17 Macalester alumni abroad and, since the creation of the program in 1961, there have been 369 Macalester volunteers abroad. Three other Minnesota schools were recognized for…

IGC panel tackles  the  presidential caucus system
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IGC panel tackles the presidential caucus system

This month’s Global Citizenship in the News event, hosted by the Institute for Global Citizenship, was in the form of a panel and focused on the functions of a caucus and how it represents or fails to represent certain groups of voters. The members of the panel included Philip Chen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political…

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