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Ninth swastika found on campus

On Nov. 14, Macalester Campus Security reported a swastika drawn on a poster on the first floor of Neill Hall. The hate symbol was discovered during a routine security patrol on Nov. 12 between 10:10 and 10:30 p.m. according to the Campus Crime and Fire Log. This incident marks the ninth swastika that has been…

Angela Davis speaks on capitalism, feminism, and global politics
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Angela Davis speaks on capitalism, feminism, and global politics

Near the opening of her lecture, Angela Davis shouted, “Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains,” a famous phrase found in the Communist Manifesto, setting the tone for the rest of the event. Davis was invited to appear as the fall speaker by the Lectures Coordination Board. The event…

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MCSG bill covers grad school fees

Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) recently passed a bill that will help fund graduate school admission tests for students. The Graduate School Admission Test (GSAT) Grant Program, which will pilot in the spring semester, will allow juniors and seniors to apply for grants to help defray the costs of graduate school exams such as the…

In response to hate, students organize walk-in
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In response to hate, students organize walk-in

On Thursday Nov. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Macalester students will hold a campus-wide “walk-in” in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center to bring attention to and stand against hate on Macalester’s campus. The event was first advertised in the Mac Daily for Wednesday Nov. 8. The idea originated with students of Macalester’s…

Mac students help make Carter mayor
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Mac students help make Carter mayor

With the support of a number of Macalester students, staff and faculty, 38-year-old Melvin Carter III was elected the first African American mayor in the history of St. Paul on Tuesday night. Carter won what was expected to be a close race by a resounding margin. Nearly 51 percent of St. Paul voters ranked Carter…

Year of planning culminates in Macalester’s first TEDx event
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Year of planning culminates in Macalester’s first TEDx event

TEDxMacalesterCollege, Macalester’s first ever TED event, took place in the John B. Davis lecture hall on Saturday, Nov. 4. TED, short for “Technology, Entertainment, Design,” is a lecture series based in Vancouver, British Columbia that has spawned many independently organized events – including this one at Macalester. TED’s slogan is “ideas worth spreading,” and the…

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Responses to hate on campus discussed

This week’s MCSG meeting commenced with a discussion about the mission of MCSG and how representatives should respond to incidents of vandalism and hate speech on Macalester’s campus. Initially, the Legislative Body (LB) was divided by class year before coming back together to discuss their ideas. MCSG President Suveer Daswani ’18 presented the idea of…

Students take to the polls
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Students take to the polls

Macalester students headed across the street to Macalester Plymouth United Church on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to cast their votes in the St. Paul mayoral election. Of those students who voted, many found the process relatively easy. “A decent amount of people told me if you lived on campus you could vote,” Jessie Lu, ’21, originally…

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