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An open letter to the Macalester administration

Editor’s note: This is a reprint of a letter distributed on Macalester’s campus earlier this week. Other students have contributed, but do not feel comfortable being acknowledged as co-writers. by Santiago Padrón, Adriana Saso and K. Bieger We, as members of the Macalester student body, are writing with concern for our safety and wellbeing on…

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Talking about swastikas and anti-Semitism

On Nov. 16, at the invitation of the awesome Jewish (Mara Steinitz and Maxine Freedman) and Muslim (Tasneem Issa) student organizers, I spoke to those of us who gathered as members of the Macalester community to object to recent (and ongoing) expressions of hatred on campus. I started off by identifying myself as Jewish. I…

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MCSG Overseer: Cafe Mac to become a study space for finals?

As requested by the Proud Indigenous People for Education (PIPE), this week’s meeting of MCSG began with an acknowledgement that Macalester was built on stolen Dakota land. Ariana Hones ’18 announced that all meetings will now commence similarly. The majority of this week’s meeting was spent discussing alumni engagement. The Director of Alumni Engagement Katie…

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Macalester campus unites for walk-in against hate

As morning classes let out on Nov. 16, Macalester students, faculty and staff moved en masse toward the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center for a campus-wide walk-in against hate. Attendees packed the balcony, the staircase, the atrium and the entryway to, per the event’s description, “stand up and speak out against hate in our community.”…

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Ninth swastika found on campus

On Nov. 14, Macalester Campus Security reported a swastika drawn on a poster on the first floor of Neill Hall. The hate symbol was discovered during a routine security patrol on Nov. 12 between 10:10 and 10:30 p.m. according to the Campus Crime and Fire Log. This incident marks the ninth swastika that has been…

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In response to hate, students organize walk-in

On Thursday Nov. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Macalester students will hold a campus-wide “walk-in” in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center to bring attention to and stand against hate on Macalester’s campus. The event was first advertised in the Mac Daily for Wednesday Nov. 8. The idea originated with students of Macalester’s…

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Open letter regarding racist graffiti at Macalester

Editor’s note: The following letter was created by visiting professor Althea Sircar of the Political Science Department on Nov. 4. The Mac Weekly has agreed to publish the letter and the signatures to the letter as of print time. We, the undersigned, condemn in the strongest terms the repeated appearances of swastikas and other racist…

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Responses to hate on campus discussed

This week’s MCSG meeting commenced with a discussion about the mission of MCSG and how representatives should respond to incidents of vandalism and hate speech on Macalester’s campus. Initially, the Legislative Body (LB) was divided by class year before coming back together to discuss their ideas. MCSG President Suveer Daswani ’18 presented the idea of…

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Another swastika found on campus

On the evening on Oct. 27, a Macalester student found and informed Residential Life of a swastika drawn on a bulletin board in the east wing of George Draper Dayton (GDD) residence hall. Campus Security believes the swastika was drawn earlier that day. Associate Director of Security Bill Collumbien reported the discovery of the swastika…

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