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MCSG passes reform of bylaws

“I just want to give major props to Ian for doing all this work. The bylaws were a major mess last year. Well, not a major mess but they were kind of difficult in some areas. It took a while and obviously there’s been a lot of effort put into this, so I’m glad it worked out and thanks to Ian for doing it. Ian and company.”

CDC looks for new director
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CDC looks for new director

After ten years of dividing her time between heading both the Career Development Center (CDC) and Health and Wellness Center, Denise Ward, the Associate Dean for Student Services, has left her role as the director of CDC. Her transition has relaunched the search for a new director and led to the appointment of former Assistant…

Res Life, Admissions make accommodations for new students
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Res Life, Admissions make accommodations for new students

Numbering 585 first year students, 11 exchange students and 6 transfer students, the incoming class is the biggest class since 1971, according to Director of Admissions Jeff Allen. The class’s addition brings a sea of new faces and has made physical ripples to campus life. In preparation for the record-breaking class, Residential Life, dining spaces,…

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SRC does not recommend fossil fuel divestment

Last week, the Social Responsibilities Committee (SRC) revealed its decision regarding the Fossil Free Mac proposal that Macalester divest from fossil fuels. The SRC did not pass the proposal on to the Board of Trustees or the president, which would have been the next step towards approving divestment. Additionally, the committee issued a recommendation that…

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After a weeks-long process, MCSG passes budget for the 2015-2016 year

In its last meeting of the year this past Tuesday, Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) passed the budget for the 2015-2016 academic year. After weeks of deliberation and reassessment of its contents, the passing of the budget took a mere ten minutes. After the budget was tabled last week, the Financial Advisory Committee (FAC) reconvened…

Appeals and cuts complicate, postpone MCSG budget vote
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Appeals and cuts complicate, postpone MCSG budget vote

This week, the proposed 2015-2016 Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) budget moved closer to approval, but ran into more difficulties at its meeting Tuesday night. In the last week, the budget has seen many changes. and has still not been passed. The budgeting process began in March when student organizations were instructed to submit their…

Student assembly passes resolution on staff income inequality
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Student assembly passes resolution on staff income inequality

Last Tuesday afternoon, a student assembly called by Macalester Students Against Income Inequality met on the lawn of Old Main to discuss and pass a resolution proposed to MCSG on income inequality at Macalester. The assembly began with Sam Doten ’16 and Nick Michalesko ’17 introducing the issue at the heart of the resolution and…

Everyday Feminism founder Sandra Kim speaks
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Everyday Feminism founder Sandra Kim speaks

Last Wednesday, FIA*STARSA hosted a lecture by Sandra Kim, founder and CEO of the independent website Everyday Feminism. Kim’s lecture focused on the national sexual assault issue and finding inclusive means of combatting it. Kim opened the lecture by expressing her enthusiasm that such a discussion was taking place. She said that all too often…

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