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Biography: New Members of the Board of Trustees
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Biography: New Members of the Board of Trustees

Two new members of the Board of Trustees began their terms this month. Dr. Patricia Elizabeth Hume and Aukse Jurkute will serve three-year terms, replacing former trustees Melvin Collins and Per von Zelowitz. Bios and photographs are courtesy of Communications & Public Relations and have been edited for length. Dr. Patricia Elizabeth Hume ’92 Dr….

Student calls in attempted burglarly at Highlander store Sunday night
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Student calls in attempted burglarly at Highlander store Sunday night

Campus security officials were notified of an attempted burglary at the Highlander bookstore Sunday night around 10 p.m. The incident was first reported by a student who called campus security after observing broken glass and signs that someone had tampered with the lock on the exterior door facing Snelling Ave. Glass on the front door…

Environmentalist Bill McKibben returns to promote new book
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Environmentalist Bill McKibben returns to promote new book

The last time Bill McKibben—a professor at Middlebury College and founder of the anti-carbon emissions group 350.org—was on campus, he helped spark the Fossil Free Mac divestment group. This time, many of the students who were fired up from his last visit came to hear him discuss his latest book. McKibben explained the analogy running…

Expansion to composting program to continue after early success
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Expansion to composting program to continue after early success

The cross-campus composting program implemented over the summer will likely continue after meeting expectations for the first month of the academic year. “Everything is going the way it should be,” Facilities Second Shift Supervisor Kyle Wright said. Currently, there are containers for disposing compostable material in all buildings on campus, an increase from the four…

Washington wins FAC chair special election
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Washington wins FAC chair special election

With 303 out of the 572 total votes, the student body elected Ellen Washington ’14 to the Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) chair in the second special election of the semester. “I’m excited that the FAC is finally back on track,” Washington said. Washington won over two other candidates, Bassem El-Remesh ’16 and Benas Klastaitis ’15….

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This Week in MCSG

The Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) Legislative Body (LB) meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. The following is a summary of what took place at this week’s meeting, provided by the Student Services and Relations Committee. Financial Affairs Committee Allocations Approved Europa’s budget of $2,640, which will fund a screening of the Cannes Film Festival,…

Candidate Profiles: MCSG Financial Affairs Commitee Chair Election
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Candidate Profiles: MCSG Financial Affairs Commitee Chair Election

Bassem El-Remesh ’16: I have been involved with the FAC since my first weeks at Macalester. As a first year student, I ambitiously revived one of our school’s cultural student organizations, the Middle Eastern and North African Association (formerly MESA). I took the leadership position without any training or assistance from previous leaders of the…

Mac students reflect on Egypt’s future
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Mac students reflect on Egypt’s future

Most Macalester students have at least heard about the unrest in Egypt since the 2011 Arab Spring protests. For a few of them, however, the impact is much more immediate than a news report could ever be. “My dad used to tutor foreigners,” said Emily TahaBurt ’16. TahaBurt spent the first nine years of her…

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