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Court orders deposition of Naca lawyer

A Macalester alumna representing former English professor Kristin Naca in her lawsuit against the college will be deposed. In an Oct. 25 decision, the United States District Court of Minnesota granted Macalester’s motion to compel the deposition of Hlee Vang ’02 – whose 2002 harassment claim against professor Terry Boychuk is central to the case….

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Another swastika found on campus

On the evening on Oct. 27, a Macalester student found and informed Residential Life of a swastika drawn on a bulletin board in the east wing of George Draper Dayton (GDD) residence hall. Campus Security believes the swastika was drawn earlier that day. Associate Director of Security Bill Collumbien reported the discovery of the swastika…

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MCSG Overseer: Rosenberg addresses Fossil Free, more

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a Q-and-A session with President Brian Rosenberg. Rosenberg took questions on various topics, including the Dean’s list, Macalester’s carbon neutrality plan, the possibility of a test-optional admission policy, student body diversity, and an increase in the demand for STEM classes. Rosenberg also responded to Fossil Free Macalester’s Oct. 20 op-ed…

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St. Paul mayoral election: A crash course

MELVIN CARTER III – Endorsed by Al Franken, Mark Dayton, Keith Ellison, and Erin Murphy – Supports community-first police reform – Wants development in low-income areas along the Green Line DAI THAO – First Hmong city councilman in St. Paul – Endorsed by Our Revolution Minnesota, a progressive policy group, and the Minnesota Nurses Association…

Interview with President Rosenberg
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Interview with President Rosenberg

The following interview was conducted with Macalester President Brian Rosenberg on Oct. 12. The transcript has been lightly edited for clarity and concision. TMW: When you write something that attacks Donald Trump, or pokes fun at Betsy DeVos, do you feel any pull to be more neutral in your role – because you’ve gotten students…

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Macalester community seeks to broaden campus political culture

When Jeff Garcia ’14 arrived at Macalester as a first-year in the fall of 2010, he was unimpressed with the political culture he found. “Coming in as a lower middle class, working class guy from New York, it was definitely a culture shock,” Garcia said. “[Macalester] felt kind of turgid in the classroom and in…

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Two new orgs present charters, vote next week

The Macalester College Student Government’s (MSCG) Legislative Body convened on the evening of Oct. 18 in the Idea Lab on the second floor of the library. Kate Ryan Reiling ’00, Macalester’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, discussed how entrepreneurship is present on campus – specifically in the Idea Lab, an entrepreneurial project intended to connect departments, unearth resources, and…

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MCSG President shares goals for year

Last week The Mac Weekly sat down with Suveer Daswani ’18, President of the Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) for the 2017-2018 academic year. The following interview has been edited for clarity and length. The Mac Weekly: You’ve been involved in Student Government since your first year. Why are you so committed to MCSG and…

Trustees approve theater plans, set goals for coming year
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Trustees approve theater plans, set goals for coming year

Macalester’s Board of Trustees met for the first time this academic year on Oct. 5 and 6. They voted to move construction on the new theater and dance building ahead and outlined a number of goals for the upcoming year. First, the big-ticket items: Jerry Crawford ’71, Chair of the Board of Trustees, wrote in…

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