Naca suit dismissed, appeal forthcoming
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Naca suit dismissed, appeal forthcoming

In a summary judgment decision dated Sept. 20, U.S. District Court Judge Patrick J. Schiltz dismissed the remainder of former English professor Kristin Naca’s discrimination and wrongful termination suit against Macalester. However, the more than two-and-a-half year legal battle between the two parties is not over just yet: Naca plans to appeal the decision to…

Mac adjusts after arrival of biggest class
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Mac adjusts after arrival of biggest class

At 621 students, the Class of 2022 is, by a significant margin, the largest in the history of Macalester College. It was not supposed to be. “The first-year class target had been 543 students, and initially we had planned to enroll seven transfer students for 550 new students,” Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid…

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Summer news and notes

Welcome back. Here’s what you might have missed between May and August… * • U.S. Rep. Tim Walz won the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) party’s nomination for governor, beating State Rep. Erin Murphy and outgoing Attorney General Lori Swanson, while Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won the GOP’s nomination over former two-term governor Tim Pawlenty. • U.S….

Annan lived college’s mission, leaves towering legacy
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Annan lived college’s mission, leaves towering legacy

Kofi Annan ‘61 in coversation with President Brian Rosenberg at the Leonard Center in May. Annan died in August, leaving a towering legacy at his alma mater. Photo courtesy of Macalester Communications and Marketing. [/caption] On August 18, just over three months after he appeared for the final time on this campus for the renaming…

MPIRG targets Bon Appétit negotiation
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MPIRG targets Bon Appétit negotiation

On the evening of April 25, the Macalester chapter of the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) held a town hall on wages and labor as part of its push to implement a $15 minimum wage for all subcontracted employees. The event, which took place in the Smail Gallery on the first floor of the…

Mac GOP chair, opposing party’s direction, resigns
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Mac GOP chair, opposing party’s direction, resigns

Amidst growing concerns about the direction of the Republican party and his place in it, Mac GOP chair Cody Olson ’18 resigned earlier this week. Jed Buchholz ’19, formerly the vice chair, has taken his place. Olson’s resignation comes just more than two years after he led the push to recharter the organization, which had…

Panel honors MLK’s legacy
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Panel honors MLK’s legacy

50 years ago last Wednesday, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot dead while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 39 years old. King was in Memphis to support black city sanitation workers striking over unequal pay and unsafe working conditions. The night before, King gave one…

Kerr selected as student commencement speaker
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Kerr selected as student commencement speaker

Myhana Kerr ’18, an anthropology and Chinese double major from Brooklyn, New York, has been selected from a group of six finalists to give the student address at commencement in May. “The [selection] committee was looking for a speech that had a theme with some degree of universal resonance, told a compelling story, combined humor…

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