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Sustainability Office’s Zero Waste by 2020 initiative faces challenges
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Sustainability Office’s Zero Waste by 2020 initiative faces challenges

With several of Macalester’s self-imposed sustainability deadlines rapidly approaching, the college is struggling to meet its Zero Waste by 2020 goal. To achieve “zero waste” status, Macalester would have to divert 90 percent of its total waste away from landfills and incinerators. The college made steady progress towards this goal until the 2014–2015 academic year…

Accessing summer opportunities at Mac and beyond
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Accessing summer opportunities at Mac and beyond

Heidi Bjornlie ’18 gave a presentation on February 18, 2019 about her experience at a summer archaeological field school during an Anthro Tuesday event hosted by the anthropology department. The field school she attended at the University of Minnesota is co-taught by Macalester anthropology professor Scott Legge and Dr. Ed Fleming from the Science Museum…

Way Back at Mac: Comic Sans context, what we laughed at
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Way Back at Mac: Comic Sans context, what we laughed at

Numerous artists and philosophers have declared that art transcends time. Stirring our emotions and engaging our intellect, art connects past, present and future generations within the human experience. That being said, it can also apply to more niche intergenerational groups, and, since this is The Mac Weekly, let’s focus on the Macalester experience. Though much…

First year at Mac: second semester brings new challenges
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First year at Mac: second semester brings new challenges

Between plummeting temperatures and new friends, schedules and professors, the transition from fall to spring semester often brings unexpected change for Macalester students—changes that are felt acutely by the first year class. After spending four months acclimating to their first college classes and routines, these students have to start over with significantly less structured support….

Founder John B. Davis: wearing bow ties and avoiding bankruptcy
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Founder John B. Davis: wearing bow ties and avoiding bankruptcy

Macalester College, to its community members today, may call to mind any number of things from multiculturalism to polar vortexes to cheesy eggs. Yet Macalester owes its identity to years of experiences and countless students, faculty members and administrators who have collectively shaped the college into the school we know so well today. Starting last…

Way Back at Mac: Tunnel vision
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Way Back at Mac: Tunnel vision

“Wouldn’t it be convenient if we could get to class without going outside in the winter? Without setting foot in the polar vortex?” asked countless Macalester students. Some students may know that there actually is a way to get to any building on campus without subjecting a single toe to sub-zero temperatures. How? Tunnels, of…

A Novel Idea: AVLEOS
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A Novel Idea: AVLEOS

A Novel Idea is Macalester’s new book club, and we would like to share our opinions on the books we read with the rest of campus! Each month we all read our “book of the month” and then discussed it in our meetings. Based on the discussions we have, we want to provide you all…

Time for cultural change: sexual violence prevention at Mac
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Time for cultural change: sexual violence prevention at Mac

During the 2016-2017 school-year, Macalester received 79 reports of sexual violence incidents, a significant increase from the 49 incidents reported in the previous year. In response, community members have made efforts to combat sexual violence on campus. The Sexual Violence Prevention Program Coordinator (SVPPC) role, built into the Office of Title IX & Equity, is…

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