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MCSG tackles menstrual product funding issues

For the past several semesters, the Student Services and Relations Committee (SSRC) of MCSG has advanced a program that uses money from the student activities fund to finance the provision of free menstrual products across campus. Former SSRC Chair Ariana Hones ’18 first proposed the initiative to the Legislative Body in the fall of 2017….

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MCSG: Internship transit subsidy passed

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a discussion led by Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) member Karinna Gerhardt ’20 and member-elect Ryan Perez ’20 about their proposed bill, titled Subsidy for Unpaid Internship Transportation (SUIT). This bill was first introduced last spring by former AAC member Fabian Bean ’19, and would sponsor a program for students doing…

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IfNotNow students speak against Israeli occupation at Mt. Zion

Last Sunday, Ari Jahiel ’19, Ethan Levin ’20 and local activist Leah Soule delivered a presentation at Mt. Zion Temple on behalf of IfNotNow – an organization that organizes for the end of American Jewish support of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The event was a part of Mt. Zion’s ongoing Myth-Conceptions series, in which…

Voices on Mental Health hosts panel focused on athletes
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Voices on Mental Health hosts panel focused on athletes

On Tuesday Dec. 4, the student organization Voices on Mental Health, colloquially known as Voices, hosted a student athlete mental health panel. It was the first of its kind at Macalester. Seven Macalester athletes participated: football players Kiante Miles ‘20, Carrigan Miller ‘19, and Cody Petrich ‘19, cross country athlete Hallie Kircher-Henning ‘19, volleyball player…

Human Rights Watch official discusses Israel, Palestine in JBD talk
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Human Rights Watch official discusses Israel, Palestine in JBD talk

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, Eric Goldstein, deputy director of the international NGO Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division, visited Macalester to give a presentation on his organization’s work in Israel and Palestine. The presentation, sponsored by Macalester Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (MacSUPER), focused on several major Human Rights Watch initiatives…

Should Macalester keep playing football?
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Should Macalester keep playing football?

In the late 1800s, a German man named Frederick Hoffman immigrated to the United States. He found himself at the Prudential Insurance Company, where, in his role as a senior statistician, he travelled the country each year trying to ascertain the common causes of death for Americans. This was important information for the executives at…

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Mac Students Volunteer as Immigration Court Observers

Last Friday, former student court observers presented on their experiences with the Human Rights Defender Project at the event How Do We Respond to the Immigration Crisis led by Kendra Roedl ’20 and Guy Chinang ’20. The program, a partnership between The Advocates for Human Rights, the University of Minnesota Law School James H. Binger…

Faculty struggle to address violence in classes
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Faculty struggle to address violence in classes

Please be advised: this article contains discussion of violence, hate speech and suicide throughout. Sitting before her class on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 30, political science professor and director of the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST) Adrienne Christiansen was caught in two minds, unsure of what to do. The previous Saturday,…

Rosenberg on mental health, his salary and leaving Mac
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Rosenberg on mental health, his salary and leaving Mac

The following is part of an interview that was conducted with Macalester President Brian Rosenberg in September. The transcript has been lightly edited for clarity. TMW: I noticed that in your first-year orientation talk a couple of big themes were ‘you belong here’; ‘you’re not alone here.’ Were you influenced in that by what happened…

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Tenants coalition addresses lack of support for off-campus housing

On Sunday, Nov. 18, the Coalition of Queer and Women’s Tenants gathered in the Campus Center for its first ever meeting, discussing a collective course of action to address off-campus housing issues facing Macalester students over lasagna and veggie chips. The coalition seeks to find resources for students who are both struggling to find off-campus…

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