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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…

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,…

Way Back at Mac: An aquatic anecdote of Mac Mermaids
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Way Back at Mac: An aquatic anecdote of Mac Mermaids

Though Macalester still boasts a Swim and Dive team and a Water Polo team, the formerly known Macalester Aquatics League used to feature several other events including interpretive diving and musical swimming. Founded in 1926, the League included all things aquatic: competitive swimming, diving and synchronized swimming, among other underwater artistic activities. Despite this vast…

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Addressing issues of sexual harassment and assault in academia

This year, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) awarded Macalester Professor Dianna Shandy the 2018 Gender Equity Award for her work in developing a policy to properly address sexual assault and harassment within the association. The project began to take shape a year ago, after Shandy and her colleague Gabriela Torres were appointed to the two…

Macalester’s movement ecology for Palestinian human rights
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Macalester’s movement ecology for Palestinian human rights

This fall, Freddy Barragan ’22, Saskia Bernstein ’21, Adelaide Gaughran-Bedell ’21 and Serena Touqan ’22 founded a chapter of the national Palestinian rights organization Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP) on campus. JVP joins two existing organizations, IfNotNow and Macalester Students for Palestinian Equal Rights (MacSUPER), in the fight for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality on…

Jinci Lu’s commitment to mental health reform
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Jinci Lu’s commitment to mental health reform

Since high school and throughout her time at Macalester, Jinci Lu ’20 has dedicated a lot of time and thought to studying mental health. “I was drawn to mental health because of personal experience with a family member who suffered from depression,” Lu said. She was interested in how different cultures handle mental health –…

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Sustainability efforts in athletic training

On Nov. 6, Paula Natvig, Macalester’s director of sports medicine and performance and head athletic trainer, sent out an email to all student athletes with three key changes to operations in the Athletic Department. The changes come as a result of a student coalition made up of athletes, members of Facilities and the Sustainability Office…

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