YPAC talks gentrification in St. Paul
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YPAC talks gentrification in St. Paul

Eleven or so Macalester students gathered in a classroom in the Theatre and Dance Building on the afternoon of Thursday, April 18 for a youth-led discussion on gentrification in the Twin Cities. The Young People’s Action Coalition (YPAC), a youth political organizing group in Minneapolis and St. Paul, hosted the talk. The event was inspired…

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MCSG Overseer: FFM’s referendum on divestment gets go-ahead

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a vote on Fossil Free Mac’s proposed student referendum. The referendum will add a question to the ballot for MCSG’s student representative election next week and students will be able to vote for or against divesting Macalester from direct private partnerships with oil and gas companies. The referendum was…

President Rosenberg to Retire in May 2020
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President Rosenberg to Retire in May 2020

At precisely 9:30 a.m., on Monday, April 8, a message from President Brian Rosenberg made its way into the email inboxes of students, staff and faculty. “I write to share the news that I will be concluding my service as President of Macalester College on May 31, 2020,” Rosenberg wrote. “I am making this announcement…

Maeda discusses “imbalance” of Mac’s pillars of academic success
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Maeda discusses “imbalance” of Mac’s pillars of academic success

Macalester has long boasted a commitment to multiculturalism and internationalism as pillars of its mission. However, some administrators believe that over time, those concepts have been conflated and decontextualized. On March 5, Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC) Donna Maeda spoke to the Legislative Body (LB) at an MCSG meeting, and described the…

Sexual violence-related graffiti found on campus buildings
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Sexual violence-related graffiti found on campus buildings

Please be advised, this story contains discussion of sexual violence and vulgarity. Graffiti reading “expel rapists,” “fuck rapists” and “support survivors” was found on campus early on the morning of Monday, April 1 — the first day of national Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The markings were spray-painted across the exterior walls of the Dewitt Wallace…

City Council bans non-sustainable to-go containers
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City Council bans non-sustainable to-go containers

The St. Paul City Council voted 5–2 on March 6 to approve the controversial “Green to Go” ordinance that would ban non-compostable and non-recyclable takeout containers at restaurants and convenience stores. The ordinance will take effect on Jan. 1, 2021. The ban exempts franchises of national chains like Denny’s, Noodles & Company and McDonald’s, in…

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MCSG: Dunn on student outreach, new Title IX position

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a discussion led by Title IX and Bias Harassment Coordinator Timothy Dunn. “Now that we have got the work flow under control, now that I’m feeling comfortable in the culture here, I think the next step for me is I need to find a way to connect with the…

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MCSG Overseer: Maeda speaks on multiculturalism at Mac

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation and short discussion led by Dean of the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC) Donna Maeda. Maeda began by discussing her original vision for the IGC. “My charge was to bring the different elements of Macalester’s education mission together: internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society ……

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