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Students and staff rally for Muslim political empowerment

On the afternoon of Feb. 1, a small group of Macalester students and staff drove 20 minutes south of campus to attend “Dignity in Our Democracy: A Solidarity Rally and Phonebank” in Bloomington. The event was organized as a response to recent Islamophobic rhetoric from state GOP legislators. On Tuesday Jan. 30, Congressional District 4…

Fossil Free Mac proposes divestment to SRC
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Fossil Free Mac proposes divestment to SRC

On Wednesday Jan. 31, Fossil Free Mac (FFM) presented their latest fossil fuel divestment proposal to to the Social Responsibility Committee (SRC). The SRC was supposed to hear FFM’s presentation last fall, but due to scheduling conflicts, was unable to convene before winter break. The proposal presented on Wednesday calls on Macalester to divest the…

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Thissen visits Mac Dems as caucuses draw near

As the Minnesota gubernatorial race approaches its first caucuses, The Macalester Democrats (Mac Dems) have started preparing for a long election season. On Thursday, Jan. 25, at their second meeting this semester, Mac Dems hosted State Rep. Paul Thissen (D-MN), a candidate running for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) nomination. At the open Q&A-style meeting, attendees had…

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Board considers funding free menstrual products

This week’s MCSG meeting commenced with the now-official weekly moment of reflection on the stolen Dakota land Macalester is built on. MCSG Vice President Ariana Hones ’18 framed the moment with the Trump administration’s recent decision to reduce the formerly-indigenous land dedicated to the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments in Utah. “Land that…

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MCSG Overseer: Cafe Mac to become a study space for finals?

As requested by the Proud Indigenous People for Education (PIPE), this week’s meeting of MCSG began with an acknowledgement that Macalester was built on stolen Dakota land. Ariana Hones ’18 announced that all meetings will now commence similarly. The majority of this week’s meeting was spent discussing alumni engagement. The Director of Alumni Engagement Katie…

In response to hate, students organize walk-in
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In response to hate, students organize walk-in

On Thursday Nov. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Macalester students will hold a campus-wide “walk-in” in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center to bring attention to and stand against hate on Macalester’s campus. The event was first advertised in the Mac Daily for Wednesday Nov. 8. The idea originated with students of Macalester’s…

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Responses to hate on campus discussed

This week’s MCSG meeting commenced with a discussion about the mission of MCSG and how representatives should respond to incidents of vandalism and hate speech on Macalester’s campus. Initially, the Legislative Body (LB) was divided by class year before coming back together to discuss their ideas. MCSG President Suveer Daswani ’18 presented the idea of…

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