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The Mac Weekly needs a crossword

The Mac Weekly is relatively small in staff, scale and circulation. We publish once a week and produce 900 paper copies, yet many copies from throughout the semester pile up in the Campus Center. For 105 years, The Mac Weekly has brought independent journalism to Macalester’s campus, a fact that will not change in the…

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New IIC hosts forum, discusses work ahead

On Thursday, April 18, Macalester students and faculty gathered in the Harmon Room of the DeWitt Wallace Library for a discussion about the new iteration of the Income Inequality Committee (IIC), led by Mandy Ortiz ’21. The event was held as a forum to both address the thoughts of the speakers and allow for attendees…

Activists Auerbacher and Nazario headline LCB’s keynote event
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Activists Auerbacher and Nazario headline LCB’s keynote event

73 years and 339 days ago, Dr. Inge Auerbacher wore her yellow star for the last time. She still carries around the tattered piece of fabric — her official Nazi identification tag — to show others the harrowing dangers of anti-Semitism. After defying death in a concentration camp for three years, Auerbacher moved on to…

Macalester explores flexibility of disability accommodations
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Macalester explores flexibility of disability accommodations

On Tuesday, April 2, Macalester Disability Services sponsored Radical MacACCESS, a series of events exploring the experiences of people with disabilities at Macalester. The day began at 10:00 a.m. with a lecture from educational studies professor Brad Belbas in the Smail Gallery of Olin-Rice. Belbas discussed the benefits of technology as an assistive aid to…

CDC merges with Internship Office
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CDC merges with Internship Office

Macalester’s Career Development Center (CDC) and Internship Office recently announced their intentions to merge into one department. The move, which has been in the works for the past three years, will be made official in the fall of 2019. Dean of the CDC Mindy Deardruff credits the change to an evolution in the role that…

“Equity, Justice, and Difference” series explores future of higher education
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“Equity, Justice, and Difference” series explores future of higher education

Political science professor Althea Sircar hosted on-campus workshops on Feb. 21 and 22 in an effort to provoke discussion about how colleges and universities can improve their relationships to their surrounding communities and push back against the increasing corporate pressures on institutions of higher education. Titled “Collaborative research and the Future of Higher Education,” the…

Sunrise Movement rallies at Minnesota State Capital
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Sunrise Movement rallies at Minnesota State Capital

Members of the Twin Cities hub of the Sunrise Movement attended a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Monday in support of the Minnesota Green New Deal. The event was organized by Minnesota Can’t Wait, a youth organization that champions bold climate action across the state, and co-hosted by nine other environmental and social…

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ITS offers free Microsoft Office to Mac students

This semester, Office 365 ProPlus software is available for Macalester students to download for no charge. The initiative comes as an expansion of Macalester College’s site license with Microsoft. Now, Macalester students can access Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Microsoft’s online portal. They can log in with a Macalester username and password to access the free…

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IfNotNow students speak against Israeli occupation at Mt. Zion

Last Sunday, Ari Jahiel ’19, Ethan Levin ’20 and local activist Leah Soule delivered a presentation at Mt. Zion Temple on behalf of IfNotNow – an organization that organizes for the end of American Jewish support of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The event was a part of Mt. Zion’s ongoing Myth-Conceptions series, in which…

Reflections on running, injuries, and life in the Mac Pack
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Reflections on running, injuries, and life in the Mac Pack

As an athlete who can never seem to find my way out of a training room or a hospital, I’m frequently asked: “Why do you go through this? Haven’t you had enough?” And my answer will always be no. No amount of broken bones, drawn blood, hospital beds, cardiovascular tests or damaged muscles will keep…

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