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DML’s Trenzas program discusses prison reform

On Tuesday evening, over hot soup, breadsticks and Oreos, a small crowd of students and administration gathered in the living room of the Cultural House to discuss the failures of the U.S. prison system and the ramifications of the August 2018 prison workers’ strike. The event, hosted by the Department of Multicultural Life (DML), was…

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MCSG Overseer: Mac Rocketry launches effort for official charter

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from James Cannon ’20, Maya Wills ’21 and Alyssa Bulatek ’20 on their new student group: High-Power Rocketry at Macalester, or “Mac Rocketry.” Mac Rocketry formed after the physics department sent out an email in the spring of 2017 to its majors asking if there would be…

Voices preparing awareness events
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Voices preparing awareness events

This October, the student organization Voices on Mental Health is expanding its effort to combat the stigma on campus connected to suicide. As part of its observation of Mental Health Awareness Month, the group, informally known as Voices, is set to sponsor a series of events that all emphasize coping with grief after suicide. “We…

Swastikas found in library, college responds
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Swastikas found in library, college responds

On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 4, two swastikas were found carved into a study table on the fourth floor of the DeWitt Wallace Library. This marks the third consecutive year that swastikas have been found carved into desks in the library, and the first appearance of the anti-semitic and white supremacist symbol on campus…

External review highlights concerns with sustainability program
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External review highlights concerns with sustainability program

Macalester has long prided itself on its commitment to sustainability. But a new external review suggests that a number of systemic problems are imperiling the college’s ability to accomplish its more ambitious sustainability objectives. In June of 2014, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation awarded Macalester the Educating Sustainability Ambassadors (ESA) grant to support its faculty…

Twin Cities DSA meets in JBD, Macalester youth chapter forming
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Twin Cities DSA meets in JBD, Macalester youth chapter forming

On Sunday, Sept. 30, the Twin Cities chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (TCDSA) hosted their annual Member Convention in Macalester’s John B. Davis Lecture Hall (JBD). The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) comprise a political organization fighting to “increase the power of working people.” The group was founded in 1982, but it has…

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MCSG Overseer: Consent is Mac town hall planned for November

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a presentation by the Health Promotion student staff members Hallie Kircher-Henning ’19, KP Blake-Leibowitz ’19 and Malia Becker ’20 about the Consent is Mac Town Hall event planned for November 1. “What we want to do is create a community space where folks feel like they can come and express…

DeWitt Wallace, Carleton, and Mac’s historic fundraising woes
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DeWitt Wallace, Carleton, and Mac’s historic fundraising woes

On Oct. 4, Macalester launched the public phase of its $100 million fundraising campaign, The Macalester Moment. It’s an important time for the college – in more ways than one. “At Macalester, fundraising is not easy,” President Brian Rosenberg said at a town hall event in Kagin Ballroom on Sept. 20. “We have historically been…

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EU Ambassador discusses future of transatlantic partnership

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Macalester alumni, students, faculty and staff gathered in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom for a discussion featuring European Union (EU) Ambassador to the United States David O’Sullivan. A native of Dublin, O’Sullivan has served as a member of the European Commission since 1979. He has held a number of notable positions during that…

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