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Three 2013 Macalester grads head abroad to join Peace Corps

Editor’s Note: Clare MacMillen ’13 is in the Peace Corps, but was unable to be contacted for an interview because she is already abroad in Cameroon. Before starting his first year at Macalester, in an application for Lives of Commitment, Jesse Yourish ’13 mentioned that one of his goals was to eventually join the Peace…

From Damascus to Dupre: A Syrian student’s experience
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From Damascus to Dupre: A Syrian student’s experience

On any given day in Café Mac, tables of students are reading about Syria in the New York Times. On the front page: images of President Obama speaking about Syria. In the opinion section: strategies for Syria. Each new development sets stairwells and lounges abuzz with conversation about one thing—Syria. And while policies are often…

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Acting President Kathy Murray

TMW: How has your piano background helped you in this position? Murray: I didn’t do a lot of solo performing; that wasn’t my thing. But I did a lot of collaborative playing, a lot of chamber music or accompany work. And there’s a certain amount of negotiation while you’re doing that and while you’re preparing….

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A word from MacBike

MacBike is a student-led organization dedicated to the promotion of bicycling in the Macalester community and the greater Twin Cities. MacBike organizes events that highlight biking as a fun activity and a sustainable means of transport. These events include group rides, alleycat races, and maintenance classes. MacBike also hosts weekly open shop hours on Tuesdays…

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Introducing: Student Liaison Alvin Kim

Ever since the Student Liaison position was created eight years ago, various students have worked to make this job more visible, accessible and, ultimately, less mysterious. In response to the student backlash that resulted from the college’s decision to go from need-blind to need-aware, the Board of Trustees, along with Macalester Senior Staff, created the…

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Compost bins installed in every campus building

Unlike last year, when compost was only collected in four locations on campus, Facilities rolled out green compost bins in common areas of all non-residential buildings, kitchens in dorms and everywhere with paper towel dispensers. The compost, which will be collected and brought to an industrial processing site called the Mulch Store, may include all…

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