Opinion

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Divestment foremost an opportunity to lead

In an otherwise stagnant national and international discourse on climate change, there has been a groundswell of grassroots student action to push the conversation in new directions. Last Tuesday, Fossil Free Mac (one of over 300 similar student coalitions across the country) proposed a resolution to our student government that calls upon Macalester College and the Social Responsibility Committee “to initiate a process to explore socially and fiscally responsible divestment from the fossil fuel industry.”

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I have a confession: I like political correctness, and you should too

In last week’s issue, Roger S. Peterson ’67 expressed concern that Macalester was “a black hole of political correctness and leftist nonsense; everyone who enters gets sucked in and no light comes out.” … One of the things frequently lost in discussions of broad assessments of cultural ideas like political correctness is any sort of specificity or definition.

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MacGOP Chair & Marriage Equality

We are at a pivotal point in history. Since Gallup began polling Americans on the subject of recognizing same-sex marriage in 1996, we have seen opposition consistently fall and support consistently rise. In 1996, more than two in three Americans opposed same sex marriage, and fewer than a third were supportive. Nearly two decades have…

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Small Cents Make No Sense

In this time of massive budget cuts and a crushing national debt, you’d think Congress would be looking for non-controversial, easy ways to save money. Yet an option remains that no one has taken real interest in which would save the country sorely needed millions: the elimination of small value coins. As of September 2012,…

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IGCSC Support Letter

In light of the recent news that Macalester will not be able to fund Chaplain K.P. Hong’s position as Assistant Director for Religious and Spiritual Life for the 2013-2014 academic year, we, the members of the Institute for Global Citizenship Student Council (IGCSC), are writing in support of Chaplain Hong and the importance of his…

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