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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…

Students and staff react to library redesign
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Students and staff react to library redesign

After a redesign over the summer, a sign in DeWitt Wallace Library asked the question, “What do you think of the new space?” Students had differing reactions. Last year, the library had three separate service desks. The circulation and reserve desks were together to the left of the entrance, the reference desk was in the…

CRSL mobilizes after O’Donnell reassigned
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CRSL mobilizes after O’Donnell reassigned

Toward the end of last year, word came out that K.P. Hong, Associate Chaplain at the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life (CRSL), would be leaving Macalester after funding for his position was exhausted. Students, the CRSL and the College mobilized to find ways to fill the void that would be left by his departure….

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MCSG considers Kagin guidelines

After each incoming member from first year and sophomore elections was assigned to one of the four committees that make up MSCG, much of last Tuesday’s Legislative Body meeting was dedicated to discussing a proposed new set of guidelines for Kagin dances. The bill was prompted by rising concerns about rowdiness and physical and sexual…

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Blast from the Past: September 21, 1939

Welcome, Frosh By means of this “get acquainted with Macalester” issue of The Mac Weekly we wish to extend a hearty welcome to each member of the Class of 1943. We hope that your induction into every phase of campus life and activity will be complete and pleasant. You need have no hesitation as to…

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