“Shifting Borders” addresses family separation, the need for activism
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“Shifting Borders” addresses family separation, the need for activism

The second Latin American studies symposium took place in Weyerhaeuser Boardroom last Saturday, March 9. Titled “Shifting Borders: Movilizaciones Inciertas/Mobilizações Incertas,” the event concluded the “Confinement, Borders and Resistance” series and was co-sponsored by the American studies and Asian studies departments. “This symposium is taking place at a time when border crossings and movements of…

Accessing summer opportunities at Mac and beyond
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Accessing summer opportunities at Mac and beyond

Heidi Bjornlie ’18 gave a presentation on February 18, 2019 about her experience at a summer archaeological field school during an Anthro Tuesday event hosted by the anthropology department. The field school she attended at the University of Minnesota is co-taught by Macalester anthropology professor Scott Legge and Dr. Ed Fleming from the Science Museum…

Macalester’s movement ecology for Palestinian human rights
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Macalester’s movement ecology for Palestinian human rights

This fall, Freddy Barragan ’22, Saskia Bernstein ’21, Adelaide Gaughran-Bedell ’21 and Serena Touqan ’22 founded a chapter of the national Palestinian rights organization Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP) on campus. JVP joins two existing organizations, IfNotNow and Macalester Students for Palestinian Equal Rights (MacSUPER), in the fight for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality on…

Macalester’s parental leave policy changes are more generous
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Macalester’s parental leave policy changes are more generous

“It was complicated,” Provost Karine Moe responded when asked about the parental leave policy at Macalester. She said the policy was, “outdated,” and was ready to be, “better for parents, better for kids.” So, when the Faculty Advisory Council asked Moe to look into changing it, she began working with Employment Services. Then, in spring…

Get out the Vote: midterm elections
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Get out the Vote: midterm elections

Midterm elections are fast approaching, as seen on campus with numerous volunteers registering Macalester students to vote on Nov. 6. This midterm is a major focus all over the country and acts as an initiative for getting young people to vote. Young people make up the majority of the electorate this midterm but have historically…