DFL celebrates in St. Paul
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DFL celebrates in St. Paul

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) celebrated statewide victories Tuesday night in the Grand River Ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel in St. Paul. DFLers gathered to watch the election returns and hear several of their candidates make victory speeches. Throughout the night, party-goers crowded around televisions broadcasting MSNBC’s coverage around the hall, cheering on congressional candidates…

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Sparks fly as Cuban emissary speaks at Mac

Macalester hosted First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy Miguel Fraga in the Olin-Rice Science Center on Monday afternoon. Fraga’s visit was part of a larger diplomatic trip to Minnesota, where a number of state elected leaders – including Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) – are vocal advocates for lifting the 58-year embargo on the majority of…

College struggling to meet carbon neutrality goal
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College struggling to meet carbon neutrality goal

Miscalculations made early in the projection process could derail Macalester’s plan to be carbon neutral by 2025. In 2007, President Brian Rosenberg signed onto the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), committing to reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 at the latest. Two years later, relying on the calculations of an environmental studies senior…

External review highlights concerns with sustainability program
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External review highlights concerns with sustainability program

Macalester has long prided itself on its commitment to sustainability. But a new external review suggests that a number of systemic problems are imperiling the college’s ability to accomplish its more ambitious sustainability objectives. In June of 2014, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation awarded Macalester the Educating Sustainability Ambassadors (ESA) grant to support its faculty…

Pollinator Path launches to promote sustainability
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Pollinator Path launches to promote sustainability

Standing in front of the prairie behind the Olin-Rice Science Center on September 12, two students – Collin Dobie ’19, dressed in a beekeeping suit, and Aubrey Arnt ’21, wearing a bee costume – officially inaugurated Macalester’s new Pollinator Path. The Pollinator Path is a Sustainability Office initiative to create a map outlining the eight…

First Thursday speeches address racial climate in U.S., on campuses
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First Thursday speeches address racial climate in U.S., on campuses

On Thursday, September 6, a sea of Macalester students, staff and faculty filled the Alumni Gymnasium in the Leonard Center for the annual First Thursday convocation to usher in the new academic year. In addition to welcoming new and returning members of the campus community, the event featured an address from celebrated poet and activist…

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Divestment proposal recommended by SRC, will go to Trustees

After several months of deliberation, the Social Responsibility Committee (SRC) has unanimously voted to recommend Fossil Free Mac’s (FFM) proposal of a moratorium on the college’s direct private partnerships with oil and gas investments to the Board of Trustees. The SRC, comprised of five voting members and three ex-officio members, issued an official report on…

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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