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Trustees approve new stadium turf, grant tenure to three

Macalester’s Board of Trustees reconvened from Jan. 24-25, participating in a two-hour long diversity training, approving the installation of new turf at Macalester Stadium, and granting tenure to three faculty members. The new turf will be installed over the summer, and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2018 fall season. It…

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Trustees approve new stadium turf, grant tenure to three

Macalester’s Board of Trustees reconvened from Jan. 24-25, participating in a two-hour long diversity training, approving the installation of new turf at Macalester Stadium, and granting tenure to three faculty members. The new turf will be installed over the summer, and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2018 fall season. It…

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Fossil Free Mac changes tactics in fight for divestment

By Gordy Moore Building off a successful engagement during the Board of Trustees’ (BoT) visit to campus last semester, Macalester’s student divestment organization, Fossil Free Mac (FFM) will meet with the BoT’s Student Life Committee in May. Since its formation five years ago, FFM has advocated for Mac to divest its endowment from the Carbon…

Updates from the Liaison to the Board of Trustees
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Updates from the Liaison to the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees (BoT) is Macalester’s overall governance body. The board does not actively manage the college on a daily basis, but delegates that responsibility to the president. The board’s primary responsibilities are to hire and evaluate the president; set broad policies and goals for the college and evaluate its performance against those goals;…

Fossil Free Mac demonstrates during Board of Trustees’ visit
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Fossil Free Mac demonstrates during Board of Trustees’ visit

Last Friday, October 7, Macalester’s pro-divestment student organization Fossil Free Mac (FFM) staged a large-scale rally while the Board of Trustees (BoT) was on campus. FFM is currently advocating for Macalester to divest its endowment of all stocks held in the Carbon Underground 200 (the world’s top 200 fossil fuel-related companies), which amounts to approximately…

On Business & Boardrooms | Meet the Board: Michael Sneed ’81
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On Business & Boardrooms | Meet the Board: Michael Sneed ’81

What did you study while at Macalester? I double majored in Psychology and Economics and minored in Theatre. You graduated in the Class of 1981, correct? What were issues students cared about while you attended Macalester? Any contentious issues or particular challenges? How were these resolved? Graduating in 1981 means I was at Macalester for…

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Of Business and Boardrooms

Stepping back onto campus after almost 9 months away only to find myself suddenly a senior has certainly presented its fair share of complications and surprises. One welcome addition this year, however, is the privilege to serve as the Student Liaison to the Board of Trustees. What does the Student Liaison to the Board actually…

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