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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…

Where Does Art Come From: Panel Discussion at Mia
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Where Does Art Come From: Panel Discussion at Mia

This past week, a panel gathered at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) to discuss the concept of creativity and artistic inspiration. Hosted by ARENA DANCES, the panel “Where Does Art Come From?” included six artists: two architects, three visual artists and one musician. Mia director Kaywin Feldman moderated the panel. The panelists discussed their…

Panel explores Islamophobia, draws critique for lack of representation
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Panel explores Islamophobia, draws critique for lack of representation

Although many of President Trump’s policy changes and executive actions have incited waves of anger and protests, none have generated as much conversation and public resistance as his ban on individuals from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. A chance conversation between anthropology professor Dianna Shandy and international studies professor Ahmed Samatar just…

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Panel on Islamophobia: failure of the ivory tower

The Institute for Global Citizenship recently held a panel discussion titled “Islamophobia and the Challenge to Civic Life in America,” co-sponsored by the President’s Office, Provost’s Office, International Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, American Studies, Religious Studies and Political Science. Not included was the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, whose chaplains are central to conversations concerning…

Around the table, around the globe: Menstrual Health Panel takes international focus
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Around the table, around the globe: Menstrual Health Panel takes international focus

On Thursday, April 14, Mac Activists for Reproductive Justice (Mactivists) hosted their fourth annual Menstrual Health Panel, aiming this year to highlight differences in the discussions of female bodies’ menstrual cycles around the globe. It featured four panelists: Lutfe-E-Noor Rahman ’18, Andrea Grimaldi ’16, Nafeesa Dawoodbhoy and Alia Baitie ’18, who works at the sex…

Update: Adjunct professors announce push to unionize
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Update: Adjunct professors announce push to unionize

Adjunct professors announce push to unionize At a rally on Thursday, Macalester adjunct professors announced they had filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to officially begin the process of forming a union and called on the administration to remain neutral to their efforts. The rally, which was designed to be the peak…

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Debate over Israeli boycott comes to Mac

Over 80 Macalester community members attended a panel on the American Studies Association (ASA) boycott of Israeli academic institutions last Tuesday. The crowd overflowed Carnegie 06A, which seats 60. “It’s evident that people will turn up when there’s debate and dialogue,” panelist Noah Westreich ’15 said. Members of J Street U and Mac Students United…