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MCSG discusses budget future

The second-to-last meeting of this year’s MCSG Legislative Body took place Tuesday night. The meeting featured discussion on the future of the ice rink and a budget forum with Vice President of Student Affairs Laurie Hamre. Financial Affairs Committee Chair Kate Hamilton ’13 provided an update on the proposed 2013-14 budget. This is the first…

KWOC occupies Weyerhaeuser in response to contract decision
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KWOC occupies Weyerhaeuser in response to contract decision

Update: President Rosenberg agreed to meet with students on Friday afternoon following their barricade of Weyerhaeuser Thursday morning. Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus (KWOC)’s yearlong campaign to end the college’s purchasing relationship with Wells Fargo continued this week after college administrators decided on Monday to maintain the existing contract. In response to the college’s decision,…

Meet your 2013-2014 MCSG executives
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Meet your 2013-2014 MCSG executives

On April 8 and 9, over 50 percent of the student body participated in executive elections for the coming 2013-2014 school year. Maddie Arbisi ’14 (SOC chair), Merita Bushi ’14 (AAC chair), Rothin Datta ’16 (Vice President), and Kai Wilson ’14 (President) were elected and will join Matt Dehler ’14 as Program Board chair and…

Clouds of smoke lead to community conversation on tobacco use
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Clouds of smoke lead to community conversation on tobacco use

James Meyerson ’16 was drawn to Macalester because of its progressive reputation, but he finds one aspect of the school disappointingly old-fashioned: smoking. The “clouds of cigarette smoke” he sees on a daily basis have him calling for campus action to begin a dialogue on the school’s smoking policy. “I think Macalester should do something…

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Alvin Kim ‘14 chosen as student liason to the Board of Trustees

On April 4, Alvin Kim ’14 was selected as the new Student Liaison for the Board of Trustees for the 2013-2014 school year. The selection committee was comprised of Vice President of Student Affairs Laurie Hamre, current Student Liaison Melanie Reschke ’14, MCSG President Patrick Snyder ’13 and MCSG class representatives. Kim applied for the…

Macalester opens new lounge, The Loch
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Macalester opens new lounge, The Loch

For weeks, the lower level of the Campus Center has been under serious construction. Students venturing into the area to check their SPOs may have heard loud noises coming from behind big sheets of white plastic. Now as construction comes to end, the Loch at Macalester, the reimagined student lounge, will open with a grand…

Room draw program malfunction frustrates first-year students
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Room draw program malfunction frustrates first-year students

Those hoping for a seamless Room Draw process were left disappointed this year after the online software used by Residential Life malfunctioned and discarded all rising sophomores’ room draw numbers. In the first stage of the room draw process, students are issued a random number through a lottery, giving an idea of the time that…

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Program Board Bill fails by a vote of eight to 16

After a lively, well-attended discussion, the MCSG Legislative Board (LB) rejected a proposed bill that would have increased funding for Program Board and lowered the amount of funding provided to student organizations by a vote of 8 to 16. Jesse Horwitz ’13 introduced the bill, entitled the Priorities in Spending Act, or colloquially, the Program…

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