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MCSG Overseer: LB resolves to support students with disabilities

This week’s MCSG meeting, the last of the year, featured both the outgoing Legislative Body (LB) as well as newly elected members. The LB began by voting on a resolution aiming to better support individuals with disabilities on campus. The resolution asks the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of the Provost, the Office of…

Students Mobilize to increase student input for proposed new building
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Students Mobilize to increase student input for proposed new building

Maddie Schumacher ’19 did not receive an invitation to a student input meeting regarding a new Master Plan for Macalester Residential Life. They’re not alone. The email invite to the Wednesday, April 17 meeting was only sent to first-year and sophomore students. “Why was this only sent to underclassmen? Because they live in [Residential] Life….

Mac Moment reaches $100 million goal
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Mac Moment reaches $100 million goal

Macalester’s “Mac Moment” fundraising campaign launched privately in 2016 with the goal of raising $100 million for the college over four years. The school aimed to put $40 million towards financial aid and $20 million each towards the Macalester Fund, programming and faculty and academic support repsectively The effort went public in Oct. 2018 with…

Kedir wins MCSG vice presidency in election upset
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Kedir wins MCSG vice presidency in election upset

An upset in the repeat election for the 2019–2020 MCSG Executive Board means Community Engagement Officer Fatiya Kedir ’21 will be the next MCSG Vice President and Student Services and Relations Committee (SSRC) Chair, rather than Karinna Gerhardt ’20. The repeat election was announced only a week prior to voting after one candidate filed a…

MCSG Overseer: LB debates Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Board
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MCSG Overseer: LB debates Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Board

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from a potential new student group, Sunrise Movement at Macalester. “Sunrise is a climate org,” Dakota McKnight ’22 said. “We work specifically about political involvement and getting students involved in climate activism. Specifically, we focus on climate justice both at the local and national level.” Sunrise Movement…

Mac mourns David Huttner: friend, musician, Bon Appétit staff
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Mac mourns David Huttner: friend, musician, Bon Appétit staff

Bon Appétit staff member David Huttner, well-known on campus for working the Coffee Cart in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 4. Huttner was 33 and a resident of Savage, Minnesota. He was an avid musician and collaborated with several local bands throughout his musical career. Macalester community members…

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MCSG Overseer: Financial Code updated, more mannequins for Mac First Aid

This week, MCSG’s Legislative Body (LB) unanimously voted to pass two resolutions and one budget proposal. The first resolution was introduced at last week’s meeting by seniors Andy Han ’19, Erika Aguilez ’19, Min Hee Cho ’19 and Channelle Ndagire ’19. The resolution aims to address the needs of undocumented students at Macalester and requested…

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MCSG Overseer: LB debates best uses for student activity fee

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation by seniors Andy Han ‘19, Erika Aguilez ’19, Min Hee Cho ’19 and Channelle Ndagire ’19. They introduced a resolution aimed at addressing the needs of undocumented students at Macalester. The students targeted five facets of Macalester in their resolution – Admissions and Financial Aid, the Career…

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