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Macalester-Groveland Neighborhood Expresses Mixed Sentiments Regarding Student Off-Campus Living

By Lindsay Weber and Kai Davis lweber1@macalester.edu kdavis4@macalester.edu Earlier this fall, following concerns raised by St. Paul residents regarding decreased housing availability, the St. Paul Department of Planning and Economic Development conducted a zoning study that resulted in the addition of a “Student Overlay District” to the city’s zoning code. The ordinance restricts the conversion…

New Cognitive Science concentration opens doors for Mac students
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New Cognitive Science concentration opens doors for Mac students

By Lindsay Weber lweber1@macalester.edu At the beginning of this academic year, a group of dedicated faculty and staff were pleased to offer a brand new concentration in cognitive science at Macalester. Cognitive science is the study of systems, both natural and artificial, of knowledge and how knowledge is acquired, stored, and represented. The concentration’s webpage…

Mac responds to Keillor allegations
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Mac responds to Keillor allegations

On Thursday Nov. 30, amid allegations of sexual misconduct, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) cut ties with Garrison Keillor, the creator and longtime host of “A Prairie Home Companion” and one of Minnesota and public radio’s most recognizable figures. A St. Paul native and resident, Keillor’s connections to Macalester are both historic and current. Keillor produced…

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Board considers funding free menstrual products

By Hannah Catlin hcatlin@macalester.edu This week’s MCSG meeting commenced with the now-official weekly moment of reflection on the stolen Dakota land Macalester is built on. MCSG Vice President Ariana Hones ’18 framed the moment with the Trump administration’s recent decision to reduce the formerly-indigenous land dedicated to the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments…

Evaluating campus sustainability progress
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Evaluating campus sustainability progress

By Hannah Catlin and Rebecca Edwards hcatlin@macalester.edu redward1@macalester.edu For nearly a decade, Macalester has been actively working towards achieving six concrete sustainabilty goals: Zero Waste by 2020, 30% Real Food by 2020, Carbon Neutrality by 2025, Wellness, Education for Sustainability, and Urban Sustainability – but opinion remains divided on the college’s approach to environmental issues….

Campus cat gains fame
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Campus cat gains fame

By Isabella Molano imolano@macalester.edu In the past week, Macalester’s favorite cat has gained international stardom. Max, a cat who lives near campus with religious studies professor Gregory Lipton and his wife Connie Lipton, has long roamed around campus and interacted with students and faculty. “He has been in our dorm, he came into our rooms…

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MCSG Overseer: Cafe Mac to become a study space for finals?

As requested by the Proud Indigenous People for Education (PIPE), this week’s meeting of MCSG began with an acknowledgement that Macalester was built on stolen Dakota land. Ariana Hones ’18 announced that all meetings will now commence similarly. The majority of this week’s meeting was spent discussing alumni engagement. The Director of Alumni Engagement Katie…

Macalester campus unites for  walk-in against hate
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Macalester campus unites for walk-in against hate

As morning classes let out on Nov. 16, Macalester students, faculty and staff moved en masse toward the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center for a campus-wide walk-in against hate. Attendees packed the balcony, the staircase, the atrium and the entryway to, per the event’s description, “stand up and speak out against hate in our community.”…

Fossil Free Mac proposal to go before SRC
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Fossil Free Mac proposal to go before SRC

Fossil Free Mac wants Macalester to stop entering into private partnerships with oil and gas companies and place a moratorium on the ones it already has – and it could have its proposal before the Board of Trustees by February. In the past, Fossil Free Mac has sought the college’s total divestment from any financial…

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