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MCSG Overseer: Mac Rocketry launches effort for official charter

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from James Cannon ’20, Maya Wills ’21 and Alyssa Bulatek ’20 on their new student group: High-Power Rocketry at Macalester, or “Mac Rocketry.” Mac Rocketry formed after the physics department sent out an email in the spring of 2017 to its majors asking if there would be…

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Voices preparing awareness events

This October, the student organization Voices on Mental Health is expanding its effort to combat the stigma on campus connected to suicide. As part of its observation of Mental Health Awareness Month, the group, informally known as Voices, is set to sponsor a series of events that all emphasize coping with grief after suicide. “We…

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MCSG Overseer: Consent is Mac town hall planned for November

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a presentation by the Health Promotion student staff members Hallie Kircher-Henning ’19, KP Blake-Leibowitz ’19 and Malia Becker ’20 about the Consent is Mac Town Hall event planned for November 1. “What we want to do is create a community space where folks feel like they can come and express…

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EPAG mulling changes to requirements

On Sept. 25, during MCSG’s weekly meeting, Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) Chair Kofi Ofosu ’19 discussed possible changes coming to distribution and major requirements at the College. “Over the past few weeks I’ve been talking to EPAG [Educational Policy and Advising Group] about distribution requirements and the graduation requirements,” Ofosu said. “They think there’s a…

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MCSG Overseer: Queer Faith Community seeks org charter

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from Queer Faith Community (QFC) co-leader Amelia Gerrard ’20 on why the organization should be chartered by the Student Organizations Committee (SOC). “Queer Faith Community is a group for students who identify with LGBTQ identities and with religious or spiritual identities,” she said. “We talk about conversation…

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MCSG Overseer: Brown previews Macalester Moment campaign

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation by Vice President for Advancement Andrew Brown on the public launch of the college’s new fundraising campaign. Titled “The Macalester Moment,” the campaign will attempt to reach its $100 million goal over the next two years to support access and excellence at the college – access meaning…

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MCSG Overseer: Faculty to undergo inclusive classroom training

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a discussion of the changes that the Legislative Body (LB) plans to make during the 2018-2019 academic year to better connect with the entirety of the student body – especially students of color. Leading the discussion, MCSG president Malik Mays ’19 expressed an interest in cultivating a stronger relationship…

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MCSG Overseer: Transit bill voted down, could be revived in fall

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from Student Services and Relations Committee (SSRC) member Fabian Bean ’18 on a bill proposing that MCSG allocate $3,000 per year to subsidizing free bus passes for students doing off-campus internships. Initial discussion of the bill took place two weeks ago, but further discussion and a vote…

Rosenberg, Lee, Moe discuss campus culture in year’s final forum
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Rosenberg, Lee, Moe discuss campus culture in year’s final forum

On Tuesday, April 17, students gathered in the Olin Rice Science Hall for the last Cornerstone Forum of the semester featuring President Brian Rosenberg, Provost Karine Moe and Vice President for Student Affairs Donna Lee. The panel gave brief descriptions of their positions before opening the floor for student questions. The discussion that followed focused…

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