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A call for socially responsible banking

December 7, 2012

This is the published form of a letter originally delivered to President Brian Rosenberg. Dear President Rosenberg, We, participants in Outer Peace Circle, urge Macalester College to stop banking with Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo...

Response// A.O. Scott’s review of “The Intouchables”

December 7, 2012

Les Intouchables, a French film directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano was released in the United States on May 25th 2012 with the literally translated name, The Untouchables. The movie tells the true story of Driss (Omar ...

Face to Face// Fall Dance Concert

December 7, 2012

Bodies in motion, bodies in space, and most particularly the connections of bodies in relationship to other bodies - these are just a few of the topics tackled in Macalester College’s Fall Dance Concert, Face to Face. The Fa...

Celebrating Native American culture on campus

December 7, 2012

In Mankato 150 years ago, 38 men of the Dakota tribe were hanged by US commanders at the culmination of the Dakota War of 1862. Several events in the Twin Cities and around Minnesota have commemorated these atrocities and the co...

Hegemonocle race piece no laughing matter

December 7, 2012

Among the ‘humor’ in the most recent Hegemonocle was an article called “Macalester Students Crave More Diversity In Bed.” The intent, some say, was to bring light to the lack of men of color on this campus. The writer ch...

Call to Action struggles to find focus, plan

December 7, 2012

Immediately following this year’s International Roundtable, a group of 16 students brainstormed for four hours to draw up a document outlining suggested changes in campus food policy. Referring to the document as a “Call to...

Students question admission policies, domestic diversity

December 7, 2012

This fall, two court cases have propelled affirmative action back onto the national stage. On Oct. 10 the Supreme Court heard the case of Fisher v. University of Texas, and on Nov. 15, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ru...

Why I should direct the CIA

December 7, 2012

By Jake Waxman Dear Mr. President, In light of recent events, I understand that the position of Director of the Central Intelligence Agency is now vacant. Given that no one has stepped forward to be the next Director, I would lik...

Winter Ball calms down after 2011 damages

December 7, 2012

Compared to last year’s Winter Ball, which was fraught with students vomiting in the hallways and destroying potted plants, this year’s was remarkably calmer. Approximately 1,200 tickets were issued for this year’s ball, whi...

Seniors seek CDC assistance at higher rate than 2011-12

December 7, 2012

With the first semester drawing to a close, Macalester students are busy preparing for finals and longing for winter break. For many seniors, though, this is a time of anxiety as they explore post-graduation options. Many seniors c...

Complex controversy: Understanding banks’ roles in foreclosure

December 7, 2012

It’s not often that one of Macalester’s many activist groups elicits a strong negative emotion from me. I genuinely appreciate how much people care about real issues here at Macalester, and I think that it is one of the de...

Early grads discuss future plans and what they’ll miss most about Mac

December 7, 2012

Lorenza Pellicioli Geography major, Political Science minor I will look forward to not having a solid plan for the first time in my life. I will be traveling in Australia for a few months which should be amazing, I have never be...

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