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Is President Brian Rosenberg Rich? A Brief Investigation

Anna Schmitz ’14 My phone lit up this morning with dozens of Whatsapp notifications as I sat in a work meeting and attempted to concentrate. When I left the meeting, I immediately checked my phone and saw that it was a group chat with my four closest friends from my 2014 Mac graduating class. But…

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A Different Sort of Politics

Political turmoil. A nation divided. Protests of historic size. These descriptives resonate in 2018, but I am describing 1968, the year when progressive leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. To celebrate and reflect on that transformative year, the…

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Letter to the Editor: Health and Wellness Center

The Hamre Center is pleased that The Mac Weekly is striving to keep the Macalester community updated on Hamre Center initiatives related to mental health. There is one important correction to the information published in the 11/16/18 article and a few key points to add to it. The extended counseling hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and…

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Together we rise: on intersectionality and solidarity with Palestine

By MacSUPER Intersectionality (noun): “The interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage” (Oxford Dictionary). What does intersectionality mean to you? Who does your version of ‘intersectionality’ represent and include? At Macalester, the concept of intersectional solidarity and justice is present…

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After midterm elections, climate fight becomes more urgent

In the Tuesday midterm elections, Democrats gained control of the US House and Republicans strengthened their majority in the Senate. It remains to be seen what this new balance of power will mean for U.S. climate policy over the next two years, but we are running out of time for decisive action. On October 3,…

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The time has come: Macalester must go test-optional

To test or not to test? Mac is currently deliberating its admissions policy to make the submission of standardized test scores optional components of a student application. Following MCSG’s March 2017 unanimous resolution that called on Mac to adopt a test-optional admissions policy, neither President Brian Rosenberg nor the Admissions Office has made a decision….

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Why did you become a Senator?

Why did you become a United States Senator, Joe Manchin? The question may sound aggressive, but I’m genuinely curious. What drew you to run for Senate in 2010, and again now? Was it, as your official website suggests, to do what is best “for West Virginia and the nation?” Or perhaps you wanted to come…

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