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Locals divided over plans for abandoned Ford plant
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Locals divided over plans for abandoned Ford plant

When the Ford Motor Company’s assembly plant closed in 2011, it left behind a large plot of barren land in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul. For the last six years, it has stood vacant while city planners, Ford officials and local representatives have debated its fate. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, concerned citizens packed…

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MCSG Overseer: Campus committees, DACA discussed

Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) convened for the third time this year on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom. The meeting began with an icebreaker and continued in the usual fashion. Vice President and Student Services and Relations Chair Ariana Hones ’18 proposed dedicating a day in October to menstruation awareness on behalf of…

Much anticipated library second floor renovation draws rave reviews
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Much anticipated library second floor renovation draws rave reviews

The second floor of the DeWitt Wallace Library has been reborn. Books are by and large gone – replaced with open space, new furniture, new classrooms, touch screens, and makerspaces. The renovation, announced last year and completed over the summer, has been met with a rapturous response. “The reaction has been very positive,” Associate Director,…

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President Rosenberg, administration respond to DACA announcement

Editor’s Note: The Mac Weekly has a policy of providing anonymity when speaking out may cause harm to a student’s mental or physical health, or to a student’s academic standing. Due to the sensitive circumstances surrounding DACA, the names of three students have been omitted to protect their privacy. Macalester President Brian Rosenberg spoke out…

CEO of Jeremiah Project Gloria Perez speaks at First Thursday
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CEO of Jeremiah Project Gloria Perez speaks at First Thursday

The sound of bagpipes called to attention the large crowd assembled for First Thursday convocation on the morning of September 7. Everyone, from students and faculty seated in folding chairs to latecomers sitting in the bleachers, rose to greet the procession of students holding flags entering the room. They had assembled for the annual ceremony…

Students organize Stop White Noise movement
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Students organize Stop White Noise movement

On Wednesday April 19, students unfurled banners from the second floor of the Campus Center, informing those dining below in Café Mac that “5 MINS OF SILENCE START NOW” and asking them, “Who has access to the academy?” This action was the first in a series by a group called Stop White Noise (SWN), an…

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MCSG Overseer:Club sports gain funding

This week’s MCSG meeting was marked with a table of cupcakes and clementines in commemoration of the last Legislative Body (LB) meeting of the school year. In addition to the usual LB members, many of the newly elected LB members for the the 2017-2018 fall semester were also in attendance. Their introduction to MCSG’s meetings…

Rabbi Barry Cytron leaves legacy of mentorship after 28 years at Mac
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Rabbi Barry Cytron leaves legacy of mentorship after 28 years at Mac

Editor’s Note: This is an extended version of the article printed in the April 28 issue entitled “Rabbi Barry Cytron leaves legacy of mentorship after 28 years at Mac.” Over nearly three decades at Macalester, Rabbi Barry Cytron cemented himself as one of the Macalester College’s most beloved figures — a warm, wise, evergreen guide…

MCSG Overseer: Protest bus to make first trip
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MCSG Overseer: Protest bus to make first trip

Program Board (PB) started off this week’s meeting of the Legislative Body (LB) by proclaiming Sunday’s Springfest a success. PB chair Olivia Doe ’18 said that over 1,000 people attended the event, which was held this year in the Leonard Center, and said that she was open to suggestions for improving the experience next year….

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