Tag: safety

Features

The Health and Wellness Center: From Condoms to Counseling

by Por Eiamkamchanalai Staff Writer By the time each Macalester class graduates up to 90 percent of the students will have visited the Health and Wellness Center. The Center provides students with a wide array of services, including short-term counseling, primary medical care, athletic trainer visits, psychiatric appointments and medical and counseling triage “If students…

Opinion

Bon Appétit celebrates accident-free year

Our goal at Bon Appétit is to have each employee return to their home every day injury free. We make it a commitment to provide our employees with a safe place to work. The team here at Macalester is proud to report that we went one year incident free! We work hard to build a…

News

Turnover brings fresh faces to facilities

There are people working in Macalester’s facilities department who have been there for over 30 years. A lot of precise knowledge can be garnered in 30 years, from the nooks and crannies in a building, to the best way to set up an event, to what type of cleaning product works best where. The problem,…

News

Facilities pursues alternatives to card access

Macalester’s current card access system has malfunctioned regularly this semester, creating both annoyances and safety issues on campus. Sarah Wescott ’19, a resident of George Draper Dayton (GDD) Hall, is among the many students who cannot use the card access system to enter residence halls. “[Card access] worked for me for about one day and…

Macalester’s new active shooter procedure: Run. Hide. Fight.
News

Macalester’s new active shooter procedure: Run. Hide. Fight.

In the last few years, mass shootings and campus shootings have become all-too-familiar sights on our TV screens and in our newspapers, across the country and throughout the world. In response to this, the Macalester College Incident Management Team is subscribing to a new procedure model for the community in the event that an active…

Opinion

MPIRG urges college to require safer conditions for workers

This article was written by members of the MPIRG Environmental Justice Taskforce. Dear Social Responsibility Committee members, We, the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG), are writing to you today with grave concerns about the safety of workers who produce our university apparel in Bangladesh and around the world in factories that function as literal…

Columns, Psyched About Cycling

Psyched about cycling: Always use protection: U-locks, helmets and more

Despite the bike-friendliness of the Twin Cities—in terms of both infrastructure and culture—safety and security are paramount for the well-being of you and your bike. Feelings of entitlement and complacency are as dangerous in bikers as they are in drivers; reckless biking makes the entire cycling community look bad. Although the infrastructure in the Twin…