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Former EPA head McCarthy on environmental policy in Trump era
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Former EPA head McCarthy on environmental policy in Trump era

Gina McCarthy, the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Barack Obama, spoke last Thursday in Kagin Commons as the Lectures Coordination Board (LCB) spring speaker. During her time in charge of the EPA, McCarthy – who is now a professor at Harvard University – made significant progress on initiatives to cut…

SAT scores up, rank down for class of ’22
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SAT scores up, rank down for class of ’22

Last month, 2,453 students – representing 88 countries, 53 states and territories and 1,445 high schools worldwide – were admitted to Macalester’s class of 2022. A total of 5,985 applicants applied, meaning the college maintained its 41 percent acceptance rate from last year. The geographic profile of Macalester’s class of 2022 varies only slightly from…

Panel honors MLK’s legacy
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Panel honors MLK’s legacy

50 years ago last Wednesday, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot dead while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 39 years old. King was in Memphis to support black city sanitation workers striking over unequal pay and unsafe working conditions. The night before, King gave one…

Kerr selected as student commencement speaker
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Kerr selected as student commencement speaker

Myhana Kerr ’18, an anthropology and Chinese double major from Brooklyn, New York, has been selected from a group of six finalists to give the student address at commencement in May. “The [selection] committee was looking for a speech that had a theme with some degree of universal resonance, told a compelling story, combined humor…

Students to represent Mac-Groveland at DFL state convention
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Students to represent Mac-Groveland at DFL state convention

by Hannah Catlin and Margaret Moran Hundreds of Democratic-Farmer-Labor party (DFL) delegates from precincts across West St. Paul crowded into the Central High School’s gymnasium last Sunday, March 25, for the 2018 DFL Senate District 64 Convention. District conventions offer delegates – all of whom were elected at smaller precinct caucuses in February – the…

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Department of Multicultural Life close to hiring dean

After five months of searching, Macalester has narrowed its pool of candidates for the vacant position of Dean of the Department of Multicultural Life (DML) to three. On March 27, 28 and 29, each finalist for the position visited campus to engage with students, faculty and administration and host an open forum. The position was…

Building access limited after thefts
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Building access limited after thefts

On March 23, in an email to all students, faculty and staff, Vice President of Administration and Finance David Wheaton announced that a master key, which has access to all non-residential buildings on campus, is missing. In response to losing the key and to a number of thefts and burglaries since the beginning of the…

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MCSG Overseer: Moe discusses hiring, faculty training in visit

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation by Provost and Dean of Faculty Karine Moe, who explained her role at the college and took questions from Legislative Body (LB) members. Moe, formerly an economics professor, is in her 23rd year at Macalester. As provost, she oversees the library, the Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC),…

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