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Voter turnout up at Macalester
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Voter turnout up at Macalester

Almost two years to the day after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Americans took to the polls in one of the most critical elections in recent times. The results they delivered on the federal level were mixed: Democrats won the popular vote by a substantial margin and easily reclaimed control of…

DFL celebrates in St. Paul
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DFL celebrates in St. Paul

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) celebrated statewide victories Tuesday night in the Grand River Ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel in St. Paul. DFLers gathered to watch the election returns and hear several of their candidates make victory speeches. Throughout the night, party-goers crowded around televisions broadcasting MSNBC’s coverage around the hall, cheering on congressional candidates…

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MCSG Overseer: Bradley discusses changes in Health & Wellness

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students DeMethra Bradley. The presentation’s main focus was the changes that have been made at the Laurie Hamrie Health and Wellness Center, which has increased their number of counselors, extended counseling hours, and added group counseling sessions since the start…

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El-Kati lecturer discusses black-Palestinian solidarity

Macalester faculty, students and guests from around the Twin Cities gathered in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom last Friday night for the annual Mahmoud El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship, this year featuring Dr. Marc LaMont Hill. The Lectureship was established in 2006 to honor former Macalester professor Mahmoud El-Kati’s 33 years as a lecturer, writer, and commentator…

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Students, alums step up efforts to stop new pipeline

Last June, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) granted Enbridge Energy permission to build a new oil pipeline across Northern Minnesota – cutting through Ojibwe land. Now, the Youth Climate Intervenors (YCI), an organization that includes Macalester students and young alumni, is preparing to appeal the PUC’s decision in court. Enbridge proposed the new pipeline…

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MCSG Overseer: Allen discusses QuestBridge, admissions practices

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid Jeff Allen on the changes in Macalester’s admissions processes over the last several years. One of the new programs that Allen highlighted is its partnership with QuestBridge, a national nonprofit that helps colleges identify, recruit and enroll low-income and…

Former U.N. Ambassador discusses state of global democracy
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Former U.N. Ambassador discusses state of global democracy

On Monday afternoon, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Samantha Power met with students via Skype to discuss her work, her present perspective on diplomacy, and the state of human rights around the world. After serving as the U.S. Ambassador to the UN during President Barack Obama’s second term, Power returned to Harvard…

Bornstein discusses trans representation in media
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Bornstein discusses trans representation in media

Macalester hosted a panel on transgender representation in the media in John B. Davis Lecture Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The event was part of the Department of Multicultural Life’s SPEAK! Series, which aims to bring influential speakers to Macalester for discussions about transnational social issues. The event was co-sponsored by Macalester and Hamline University….

Mac mourns at Mount Zion, readies for road ahead
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Mac mourns at Mount Zion, readies for road ahead

On the morning of Oct. 27, a gunman walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh and started shooting. The gunman, who believed the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) to be responsible for bringing “invaders in that kill our people” and reportedly told an officer that he wanted all…

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