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Major construction planned over summer; additional signs
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Major construction planned over summer; additional signs

In the coming weeks, most students will leave campus for the summer, but several construction and renovation projects will continue in their absence. When the students return in August, some parts of campus will look noticeably different. The work that has already begun on the studio art building will result in the most drastic changes,…

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MCSG executives vote to discontinue ice rink, reallocate funds

The MCSG Executive Board voted Sunday night 4-1 to permanently close the ice rink on campus and reallocate funds dedicated to it. Student Body President Patrick Snyder ‘13 announced the decision in an email to the school on Tuesday. “While we value the serious hard work many individuals have put in to help create and…

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MCSG bylaws amended regarding survey techniques

At its last meeting of the year, the MCSG Legislative Board voted to amend its bylaws and pass a bill that would require MCSG-issued surveys to meet a 50 percent response rate before they can be considered reflective of student opinion. The Accuracy of Information Act, introduced by Audrey Kohout ‘14, was passed 15-2, clearing…

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Nielsen, supporters await decision

No decision in theater and dance professor Lara Nielsen’s tenure appeal has been announced, creating uncertainty as to her future status at the college. Nielsen, an associate professor in the Theater and Dance Department, was denied tenure last December. A group of students and other supports of Nielsen started a campaign, “Support Lara Nielsen!” which…

Budgeting changes for 2013-2014
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Budgeting changes for 2013-2014

With additional reporting by Luke Gehman, staff writer. Macalester’s budget for the 2013-2014 school year will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval at their meeting on May 17. Planning for this budget would have usually included making projections for several years in the future. This year David Wheaton, the Vice President for…

Macalester recognizes leaders with Community Recognition Awards
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Macalester recognizes leaders with Community Recognition Awards

Attendees at this year’s Community Recognition Awards convocation, held in Kagin this Tuesday, could have recognized the winners in purely contained and demure ways, at the expense of enthusiasm. The welcome speech made sure to guard against that possibility and allow for more visceral expressions of appreciation. “Feel free to whoop it up,” Laurie Hamre,…

Administrators reiterate support for Wells Fargo contract during KWOC meeting
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Administrators reiterate support for Wells Fargo contract during KWOC meeting

Updated: May 2, 2013 President Brian Rosenberg and David Wheaton, the Vice President for Administration and Finance, met with four representatives from Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus (KWOC) on April 26 in a meeting scheduled after negotiation between the two parties following the group’s barricade of Weyerhaeuser. Both administrators reiterated their support for the college’s…

Surman loses college GOP chair bid
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Surman loses college GOP chair bid

Macalester is home to some of the state’s leading college conservatives. While college guidebooks may refute this as an oxymoron given Macalester’s liberal-leaning population (Princeton Review ranked Macalester the #1 most liberal campus in 2011), the recent resurrection of a Republican charter, MacGOP, has mobilized conservative students to take action. One such student, Danny Surman…

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