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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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The Limits of the White Institution

By Henry Aoki haoki@macalester.edu The Nov. 16 walk-in, like most Macalester protests, was burdened by a cloak of fatigue. Cynicism echoed around the campus — emerging, even, in the walk-in’s speakers. What was the point of it all? The appearance of a swastika is a semesterly tradition, and we have yet to uncover a single…

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Macalester community seeks to broaden campus political culture

When Jeff Garcia ’14 arrived at Macalester as a first-year in the fall of 2010, he was unimpressed with the political culture he found. “Coming in as a lower middle class, working class guy from New York, it was definitely a culture shock,” Garcia said. “[Macalester] felt kind of turgid in the classroom and in…

Engaging diversity in the Twin Cities with International KidsFest
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Engaging diversity in the Twin Cities with International KidsFest

For almost 30 years, Macalester’s Civic Engagement Center and International Student Programs have sponsored an International KidsFest. The event engages children ages four through ten with different cultures through hands-on games, crafts and dances. This year, about 140 children from the Twin Cities area joined in on the fun and games in Kagin on Saturday,…

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Macalester partners with QuestBridge to improve college access

Starting in the 2017–2018 school year, Macalester will join its Minnesota peer Carleton and 36 other colleges and universities around the country as a partner with the QuestBridge program. This decision, recently solidified during this semester’s Board of Trustees (BoT) visit to campus, is a first for Macalester, which has not partnered with any similar…

Disparities between student and legislative bodies
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Disparities between student and legislative bodies

A Mac Weekly survey of Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) members has revealed disparities between the governing body’s demographic makeup and that of Macalester at large, including a statistical underrepresentation of women and certain racial minority groups and an overrepresentation of international students. The survey, which asked respondents to self-identify their gender, racial or ethnic…

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Strategic Plan proposes measures to improve campus diversity

In a Strategic Plan that focuses largely on innovation, the diversity section is one section attempting to refocus Macalester’s practices. As the Strategic Planning Committee considered the current state of Macalester, they decided that campus diversity was a topic that needed an intentional focus. The diversity section of the plan encourages Macalester to make measurable…

Strategic Plan released, focus includes diversity and entrepreneurship
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Strategic Plan released, focus includes diversity and entrepreneurship

A draft of Macalester’s strategic plan was released last week. If approved, the plan will guide the college through the next decade. After a year and a half of discussion, the Strategic Planning Committee identified ten “strategic priorities” for Macalester to implement in the next few years. These include broad themes like emphasizing entrepreneurship, diversity,…

MCSG passes resolution on faculty diversity
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MCSG passes resolution on faculty diversity

On Tuesday night, Weyerhauser boardroom filled with students and staff coming to show support for the resolution “A Call to Increase the Diversity of Faculty,” which was proposed by Merita Bushi ’14 and Alvin Kim ’14. Students filled chairs in the back of the room and sat on the floor and behind the representatives’ tables….

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