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Macalester-Groveland Neighborhood Expresses Mixed Sentiments Regarding Student Off-Campus Living

By Lindsay Weber and Kai Davis [email protected] [email protected] Earlier this fall, following concerns raised by St. Paul residents regarding decreased housing availability, the St. Paul Department of Planning and Economic Development conducted a zoning study that resulted in the addition of a “Student Overlay District” to the city’s zoning code. The ordinance restricts the conversion…

Much anticipated library second floor renovation draws rave reviews
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Much anticipated library second floor renovation draws rave reviews

The second floor of the DeWitt Wallace Library has been reborn. Books are by and large gone – replaced with open space, new furniture, new classrooms, touch screens, and makerspaces. The renovation, announced last year and completed over the summer, has been met with a rapturous response. “The reaction has been very positive,” Associate Director,…

Campus to go smoke-free beginning January 1
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Campus to go smoke-free beginning January 1

Starting January 1, Macalester will be a tobacco-free campus, joining over 90 percent of colleges and universities in Minnesota. The smoking ban initiative at Macalester began in 2010, when a task force comprised of students, faculty and staff first recommended a tobacco-free policy. While that proposal, which suggested the implementation of a ban by 2013,…