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Larger venue needed for marquee lectures

Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) met on Tuesday Oct. 10 in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom to discuss a packed agenda. Mindy Deardurff of the Career Development Center (CDC) explained a remodeling of the CDC’s approach. Specifically, she talked about changing the model to be more accessible and relevant to students today. This would include divisional support,…

Marlon James’ novel gets its TV break
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Marlon James’ novel gets its TV break

A Brief History of Seven Killings, the Man-Booker-Prize-winning novel by Macalester ’s author-in-residence and Associate Professor of English Marlon James, is coming to Amazon in the form of an original TV series. The story, set in Jamaica, follows the eight people who attempted to murder Bob Marley in 1976. “They vanished and nobody in Jamaica…

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Proposed line 3 pipeline springs activists into action

“Pipelines spill, tar sands kill” read one sign from the Hold the Line March to Stop Line 3 on Sept. 28, as activists marched to the state capitol to protest the construction of a new tar sands pipeline in northern Minnesota. Several environmental advocacy groups including Youth Climate Intervenors and Honor the Earth, united to…

Macalester hosts St. Paul mayoral forum
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Macalester hosts St. Paul mayoral forum

Just over a month away from the election of St. Paul’s fifty-fourth mayor, seven of the candidates for the position came to Macalester’s John B. Davis Lecture Hall (JBD) on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 3 for the college’s second mayoral forum of the year. The leading contenders – Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party members Melvin…

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Multiple swastikas found drawn in Neill Hall

Over the month of September, multiple swastikas were reportedly drawn in Neill Hall. According to campus crime logs, the offensive symbols were reported four separate times – marking bulletin boards on the first, second and fourth floors. Facilities services, in each instance, removed the markings. According to Director of Security Bill Collumbien, there are currently…

After 61 years, St. Clair Broiler burns out
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After 61 years, St. Clair Broiler burns out

After 61 years of serving burgers, malts, fries, and more to the Macalester community and Macalester-Groveland neighborhood, the St. Clair Broiler will be closing its doors on Saturday, Sept. 30. The St. Clair Broiler – known as “The Broiler” – became one of the first in the Twin Cities to serve charbroiled hamburgers in 1956,…

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Saint Paul teachers call for Macalester tax contribution

Erik Brandt has been teaching English at Harding High School in St. Paul since graduating from Macalester in 1995. Twice, he has been a finalist for Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year award – and over the summer, he had a message for his alma mater. Brandt’s article “An open letter to Macalester College (and its…

New Food, Agriculture and Society concentration launches
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New Food, Agriculture and Society concentration launches

Due to popular demand, Macalester College has introduced a new concentration to its course catalogue this fall: Food, Agriculture, and Society (FAS). Initially, the concentration was a part of the Call to Action from the 2012 International Roundtable. The Roundtable is a yearly initiative led by the school to explore critical global issues. FAS was…

Locals divided over plans for abandoned Ford plant
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Locals divided over plans for abandoned Ford plant

When the Ford Motor Company’s assembly plant closed in 2011, it left behind a large plot of barren land in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul. For the last six years, it has stood vacant while city planners, Ford officials and local representatives have debated its fate. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, concerned citizens packed…

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MCSG Overseer: Campus committees, DACA discussed

Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) convened for the third time this year on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom. The meeting began with an icebreaker and continued in the usual fashion. Vice President and Student Services and Relations Chair Ariana Hones ’18 proposed dedicating a day in October to menstruation awareness on behalf of…

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