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MCSG: Internship transit subsidy passed

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a discussion led by Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) member Karinna Gerhardt ’20 and member-elect Ryan Perez ’20 about their proposed bill, titled Subsidy for Unpaid Internship Transportation (SUIT). This bill was first introduced last spring by former AAC member Fabian Bean ’19, and would sponsor a program for students doing…

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Tenants coalition addresses lack of support for off-campus housing

On Sunday, Nov. 18, the Coalition of Queer and Women’s Tenants gathered in the Campus Center for its first ever meeting, discussing a collective course of action to address off-campus housing issues facing Macalester students over lasagna and veggie chips. The coalition seeks to find resources for students who are both struggling to find off-campus…

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MCSG Overseer: Trueblood on campus culture, JVP returns

This week’s meeting of MCSG’s Legislative Body (LB) – hosted in the DeWitt Wallace Library this week – began with a presentation from new Dean of Multicultural Life Marjorie Trueblood about her role and perceptions of Macalester thus far. “Coming to Macalester and thinking about what this dean position should be about is thinking about…

MCSG Overseer: LB votes down Jewish Voices for Peace funding
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MCSG Overseer: LB votes down Jewish Voices for Peace funding

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a presentation from Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP) co-chairs Freddy Barragan ’22, Saskia Bernstein ’21, Adelaide Gaughran-Bedell ’21, Serena Touqan ’22, who asked the Legislative Body (LB) to charter their organization. Jewish Voices for Peace is a national organization that collaborates with the ‘Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions’ (BDS) movement that aims…

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Trueblood visits Cornerstone Forum

On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 8, students gathered in the Harmon Room of the DeWitt Wallace Library for the second Cornerstone Forum of the semester – featuring new Dean of Multicultural Life (DML) Marjorie Trueblood. Trueblood began by describing the responsibilities associated with her position, which include supervising five staff members who are split…

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El-Kati lecturer discusses black-Palestinian solidarity

Macalester faculty, students and guests from around the Twin Cities gathered in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom last Friday night for the annual Mahmoud El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship, this year featuring Dr. Marc LaMont Hill. The Lectureship was established in 2006 to honor former Macalester professor Mahmoud El-Kati’s 33 years as a lecturer, writer, and commentator…

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MCSG Overseer: Allen discusses QuestBridge, admissions practices

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid Jeff Allen on the changes in Macalester’s admissions processes over the last several years. One of the new programs that Allen highlighted is its partnership with QuestBridge, a national nonprofit that helps colleges identify, recruit and enroll low-income and…

Former U.N. Ambassador discusses state of global democracy
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Former U.N. Ambassador discusses state of global democracy

On Monday afternoon, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Samantha Power met with students via Skype to discuss her work, her present perspective on diplomacy, and the state of human rights around the world. After serving as the U.S. Ambassador to the UN during President Barack Obama’s second term, Power returned to Harvard…

Suicide Survivors’ Club offers new perspectives on grief
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Suicide Survivors’ Club offers new perspectives on grief

Content warning: mentions of suicide On the evening of Wednesday, Oct ’16, students, faculty and staff gathered in the Weyerhaeuser Chapel for a panel featuring the authors of “Suicide Survivors’ Club,” a five-book series written by Rebecca “Becky” Anderson and her three children after Becky’s husband, Don, died by suicide in 2002. The student organization…

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Mays features at Cornerstone Forum

On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 11, students and faculty gathered in the Art Commons for the first Cornerstone Forum of the semester featuring MCSG President Malik Mays ’19. Malik Earle ’18 and Mara Steinitz ’18 started the Cornerstone Forum project last spring to increase communication between members of the Macalester administration and the student…

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