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Pollinator Path launches to promote sustainability
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Pollinator Path launches to promote sustainability

Standing in front of the prairie behind the Olin-Rice Science Center on September 12, two students – Collin Dobie ’19, dressed in a beekeeping suit, and Aubrey Arnt ’21, wearing a bee costume – officially inaugurated Macalester’s new Pollinator Path. The Pollinator Path is a Sustainability Office initiative to create a map outlining the eight…

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MCSG Overseer: Brown previews Macalester Moment campaign

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation by Vice President for Advancement Andrew Brown on the public launch of the college’s new fundraising campaign. Titled “The Macalester Moment,” the campaign will attempt to reach its $100 million goal over the next two years to support access and excellence at the college – access meaning…

Mac adjusts after arrival of biggest class
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Mac adjusts after arrival of biggest class

At 621 students, the Class of 2022 is, by a significant margin, the largest in the history of Macalester College. It was not supposed to be. “The first-year class target had been 543 students, and initially we had planned to enroll seven transfer students for 550 new students,” Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid…

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Manning researches sustainability at State Fair

For the past ten years, environmental studies professor Christie Manning has made a point of spending summer days at the Minnesota State Fair – not for deep-fried snacks-on-a-stick, but for the opportunity to conduct survey research on the psychology of sustainable behavior. Manning’s academic background in cognitive psychology has allowed her to approach environmental issues…

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MCSG Overseer: Faculty to undergo inclusive classroom training

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a discussion of the changes that the Legislative Body (LB) plans to make during the 2018-2019 academic year to better connect with the entirety of the student body – especially students of color. Leading the discussion, MCSG president Malik Mays ’19 expressed an interest in cultivating a stronger relationship…

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Summer news and notes

Welcome back. Here’s what you might have missed between May and August… * • U.S. Rep. Tim Walz won the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) party’s nomination for governor, beating State Rep. Erin Murphy and outgoing Attorney General Lori Swanson, while Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won the GOP’s nomination over former two-term governor Tim Pawlenty. • U.S….

Annan lived college’s mission, leaves towering legacy
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Annan lived college’s mission, leaves towering legacy

Kofi Annan ‘61 in coversation with President Brian Rosenberg at the Leonard Center in May. Annan died in August, leaving a towering legacy at his alma mater. Photo courtesy of Macalester Communications and Marketing. [/caption] On August 18, just over three months after he appeared for the final time on this campus for the renaming…

First Thursday speeches address racial climate in U.S., on campuses
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First Thursday speeches address racial climate in U.S., on campuses

On Thursday, September 6, a sea of Macalester students, staff and faculty filled the Alumni Gymnasium in the Leonard Center for the annual First Thursday convocation to usher in the new academic year. In addition to welcoming new and returning members of the campus community, the event featured an address from celebrated poet and activist…

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