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KWOC student activists on their arrests, civil disobedience
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KWOC student activists on their arrests, civil disobedience

Minnesotans for a Fair Economy’s Week of Action had a presence at Macalester as part of Kick Wall Street Off Campus’ continuing movement to end the college’s banking relationship with Wells Fargo. Throughout the week, students and community members moved their money to different banks and credit unions and rallied on Bateman Plaza, in addition…

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Residential life plans ‘Spring Break and Stay’ program

Spring Break is nearly upon us, and Macalester students are finalizing their vacation plans. Many are headed home for the week, while some are planning trips to the world’s Spring Break hot spots such as Miami and Cancun. This year, a few students will also be participating in a new “Alternative Spring Break” right here…

Program Board announces Springfest headliner
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Program Board announces Springfest headliner

Springfest, Macalester’s annual outdoor music festival, will take place on April 20 this year. The event, which is sponsored by Program Board, is free for students and faculty. Big K.R.I.T., a rapper and producer from Meridian, Mississippi, will headline Springfest. His debut album, K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, was released in 2010. He appeared on Wiz Khalifa’s…

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Frans de Waal presents his new book, The Bonobo and the Atheist

Last Thursday night, students in JBD were watching funny videos of animals on Youtube. This wasn’t procrastination, though. Instead, they were attending a lecture by primatologist Frans de Waal on the content of his new book, The Bonobo and the Atheist. The lecture dealt with the evolutionary basis for morality and referenced on various animal…

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Strategic Planning Committee strategizes for years ahead

Most students are only on campus for four years, but Macalester is often in the midst of projects and goals that last much longer than that. Planning for many of these begins in the Strategic Planning Committee (SPC), a group of administrators, faculty and students who meet over the course of three semesters to develop…

Macalester celebrates its anniversary with annual Founders Day
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Macalester celebrates its anniversary with annual Founders Day

On Friday, March 8, Macalester will celebrate its annual Founders Day event in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center. This year’s Founders Day theme focuses on simple elegance. Students, faculty and staff can expect black and white decorations in the Campus Center during the dance. “We want the Campus Center to feel special, but the…

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Res. Life to increase all-gender housing and open up room draw

As the annual room draw approaches, Residential Life has made changes to incentivize on-campus housing for juniors and seniors and expand the number of all-gender living spaces next academic year. Building on the progress that Residential Life has made to make all-gender living spaces available in the past three years, new developments include changes in…

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