Tag: Macalester

News

MCSG Overseer: Increased access to administration?

This week’s meeting of MCSG began with a presentation by Mara Steinitz ’18 and Malik Earle ’18, who proposed a new initiative to connect Macalester students to the College’s administration in response to November’s Walk-In. Steinitz said that the Walk-In seemed like the first space created for students to speak openly regarding frustrations that they…

Macalester debates recording policy
News

Macalester debates recording policy

This is an extended version of the story that ran in the print edition of The Mac Weekly on Feb. 2. On Jan. 25, 2018, Macalester’s Education Policy and Guidance council (EPAG) met for a preliminary discussion of a proposed new policy on audiovisual recordings in Macalester classrooms. The policy was written last fall by…

News

Two professors take unscheduled leaves

Media and cultural studies (MCST) professor Leola Johnson and anthropology and Latin American studies professor Olga Gonzalez have both taken unexpected leaves of absence and are not teaching their scheduled courses this semester. Johnson’s leave is health-related. She was slated to teach two sections of the introductory MCST course “Texts and Power”, as well as…

Opinion

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…

News

MCSG Overseer: Semester Kickoff

By Lindsay Weber lweber1@macalester.edu This week’s MCSG meeting, the first of the spring semester, began with a recap of the fall semester’s initiatives and accomplishments and outlined the Legislative Body’s [LB] plans moving forward. Program Board chair Michelle Buse ’18 presented on the Program Board (PB) budget from last semester. Program Board was allotted $68,000…

News

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

By Lindsay Weber and Kai Davis lweber1@macalester.edu kdavis4@macalester.edu 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…

1 2 3 4 14