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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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Students share what they would put on Mac’s empty lot

Check out what Mac students want to do with the empty lot at 1661 Grand. Transcript of 1661 video The Mac Weekly: What would you put on the empty lot between the C-House and Pad Thai? Zahara Spilka ’21: A cat café. [Cut scene. On-screen text reads “Last January, Macalester acquired the vacant lot at…

Trustees consider FFM’s divestment proposal
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Trustees consider FFM’s divestment proposal

On their years-long mission to divest Macalester from private oil and gas partnerships, Fossil Free Mac (FFM) saw their proposal make it to the Board of Trustees last week. The Board of Trustees met in Palm Springs, CA last week for their biennial spring retreat. FFM submitted both the fall 2017 proposal for Macalester to…

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Will Macalester require a 3-year residency?

It has been just over a year since Macalester acquired the vacant lot behind the Cultural House at 1661 Grand Ave. After 30 years of attempting to purchase the property, which was condemned and razed in 2016, Macalester successfully closed the deal in January 2018. Thus far, the college has used the lot for little…

High Winds Fund continued role in Mac-Groveland neighborhood
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High Winds Fund continued role in Mac-Groveland neighborhood

This is the second part of our two-part series on the role of the High Winds Fund in Macalester’s present and past. To read part one, please click here. According to President Brian Rosenberg, the High Winds fund maintains good relationships with several local community partners. High Winds currently makes donations to several local entities,…

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MCSG Overseer: Wheaton discusses budget, 2023 admissions

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from Vice President of Administration and Finance David Wheaton. Wheaton discussed the college’s projected budget and expenditures for next year, along with admissions prospects for the Class of 2023. Wheaton gave the same presentation to faculty on Feb. 11 and in a public forum on Feb. 13….

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MCSG Overseer: Fossil Free considers referendum on divestment

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a presentation from Emma Harrison ’21, Emily McPhillips ’19 and Sasha Lewis-Norelle ’21 of Fossil Free Mac (FFM) – a student organization urging Macalester to divest from the fossil fuel industry. McPhillips began the presentation by outlining their organization’s history. “For basically as long as there have been international divestment…

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