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Need medical help? Call MCEMS, our student led EMT team
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Need medical help? Call MCEMS, our student led EMT team

If you need medical attention on a weekend at Macalester, there’s one campus organization that’s likely to reach you first: Macalester College Emergency Medical Service (MCEMS). An extension of Mac First Aid, the organization provides students with medical knowledge and training, in addition to hands-on experience as members of a regular emergency response team. “We’re…

Bringing Sexy Mac: Self Love and Body Positivity
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Bringing Sexy Mac: Self Love and Body Positivity

Content warning: body talk, eating disorders. Last week was Eating Disorder Awareness Week and, while I realize that I am late to the game with this article, I feel as though it is still something worth writing. Being aware of and addressing eating disorders should not be limited to one week of the year. Eating…

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Founders Day unites the Mac community through history

A lot of colleges celebrate homecoming; we celebrate Founders Day. Founders Day is a campus-wide celebration of Macalester’s history held on the anniversary of the college’s founding. It connects the Macalester community to a larger history and set of traditions. A great deal of planning and orchestration goes into making Founders Day a success and…

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Donna Maeda takes on new role and new vision

Donna Maeda came to Macalester this past fall to a position that is not only new to her, but new to Macalester as well. She was chosen in December 2016 to be both the Dean of the Institute of Global Citizenship and the Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity. The Dean of the Institute of…

Mac founder Margaret Doty’s spirit of hospitality
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Mac founder Margaret Doty’s spirit of hospitality

The fourth founder that The Mac Weekly will feature is Margaret Doty, for whom Doty Hall is named. Doty was the Macalester Dean of Women and an English professor. She was a faculty member from 1924 to 1960. Doty was a Macalester alum herself and graduated in 1914. After getting a masters degree in English…

The complicated celebration and remembering of Edward Duffield Neill
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The complicated celebration and remembering of Edward Duffield Neill

This is the third installment of the Founder’s Day series where the Mac Weekly looks back at some Macalester Founders who have shaped the Macalester we know today. This week we will highlight Edward Duffield Neill, Macalester’s first founder. Neill was born in 1823 in Philidelphia to a well-to-do family of Scotch-Irish Presbyterians; his father…

Mac founder Esther Suzuki shaped mission of multiculturalism
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Mac founder Esther Suzuki shaped mission of multiculturalism

By Kasia Majewski kmajewsk@macalester.edu The Mac Weekly is continuing its profiling of some of the illustrious founders that we commemorate on Founder’s Day. Esther Suzuki is another Macalester founder and woman of color who helped build Macalester’s principles of multiculturalism and service. Suzuki was the first Japanese-American student to attend Macalester. One year after the…

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