The Mac Weekly

Nielsen files appeal

March 29, 2013

The contention over theatre professor Lara Nielsen’s tenure decision reached a new concrete stage the week prior to spring break, with Nielsen officially filing an appeal with the Faculty Appeals Committee. Nielsen was denied te...

MCSG votes to implement block budgeting for student orgs

March 15, 2013

At their meeting last Tuesday, the MCSG Legislative Board passed a restructured financial code that alters how chartered student organizations are funded. The new plan, which is effective immediately, shifts the current funding sy...

Residential life plans ‘Spring Break and Stay’ program

March 8, 2013

Spring Break is nearly upon us, and Macalester students are finalizing their vacation plans. Many are headed home for the week, while some are planning trips to the world’s Spring Break hot spots such as Miami and Cancun. Th...

Frans de Waal presents his new book, The Bonobo and the Atheist

March 8, 2013

Last Thursday night, students in JBD were watching funny videos of animals on Youtube. This wasn’t procrastination, though. Instead, they were attending a lecture by primatologist Frans de Waal on the content of his new book, Th...

Strategic Planning Committee strategizes for years ahead

March 8, 2013

Most students are only on campus for four years, but Macalester is often in the midst of projects and goals that last much longer than that. Planning for many of these begins in the Strategic Planning Committee (SPC), a group of...

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