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Lion Babe, Jazz Cartier play indoor Springfest
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Lion Babe, Jazz Cartier play indoor Springfest

Last Saturday, Macalester students piled into the Leonard Center Field House to attend Springfest, which, for the first time in recent years, was held indoors instead of its traditional outdoor location on Shaw Field. Electro-soul duo Lion Babe headlined the show, following opening performances from Jazz Cartier, a hip-hop artist, and Haunted Janet, a Macalester…

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Debate over library entrepreneurship space continues

Members of the Macalester community gathered in the Harmon Room on Thursday April 13 for a presentation, followed by a question and answer session about upcoming changes to the second floor of the DeWitt Wallace Library. This meeting was the latest in a series of exchanges between library administrators and a group of students concerned…

Students protest possible transit cuts
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Students protest possible transit cuts

A group of 10 Macalester students joined a rally outside the Minnesota State Capitol on Tuesday evening to protest funding cuts to transit proposed in a recent transportation bill by the Republican-controlled state legislature. Despite the dreary weather, the rally drew an energetic and diverse crowd of bicyclists — many of them wearing helmets —…

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Billing disputes halt Guatemalan mail

A halt in mail services to and from the country of Guatemala has impacted several Guatemalan Macalester students. The United States Postal Service [U.S.P.S.] announced the suspension on April 11. It is, by all accounts, the result of a long contract dispute between the Guatemalan government and its Canadian-run postal agency El Correo de Guatemala….

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New history, American studies course to visit national museum in D.C.

A grant from President Brian Rosenberg has paved the way for the chairs of the history and American studies departments to offer a course that will take 15 students to the year-old National Museum of African American History and Culture over fall break next year. The course, titled “Public Histories: African American Life—Past, Present, and…

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MCSG Overseer: Budget deadlines lead conversation, ITS update

Shortened by an hour out of respect for those who wished to attend the Seder, this week’s MCSG meeting was brief but nonetheless left legislative body (LB) members feeling disgruntled. Owing to last week’s contentious debate over whether or not orgs that had submitted their budgets late should be allowed to appeal, the topic came…

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Fossil Free Mac changes tactics in fight for divestment

Building off a successful engagement during the Board of Trustees’ (BoT) visit to campus last semester, Macalester’s student divestment organization, Fossil Free Mac (FFM) will meet with the BoT’s Student Life Committee in May. Since its formation five years ago, FFM has advocated for Mac to divest its endowment from the Carbon Underground 200, the…

Two Mac students win Watson Fellowship
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Two Mac students win Watson Fellowship

Two Macalester seniors — Kava Garcia Vasquez and Ngan “Jasmine” Nguyen — have been selected as Watson Fellows for the 2017-18 year. The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant for an independent, international travel-based project that is awarded to graduating seniors from 40 partner liberal arts schools. This is the second year in…

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Meatless Monday idea prompts hearty debate

Every lunch and dinner, the Grille station in Café Mac features chicken breasts ready for consumption. The South and East stations can be counted on to provide meat-laden curries or stir-frys, and the pasta station is never without an option of animal-protein mixed in with the noodles of the day. But when Sustainability Officer Collin…

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