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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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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…

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