Home, News / March 14, 2019 Mac may abandon Real Food Challenge

In an effort to lower the college’s carbon footprint and bring healthier food to campus, Macalester joined the Real Food Challenge (RFC) in the fall of 2012. After seven years of complications, arduous data entry and few results, the Sustainability Committee is reconsidering that commitment. “I don’t want us to sign something and then say,...

Home, News / March 14, 2019 Income inequality, student activism and the evolving fight for economic justice at Mac

After three years of dormancy, the Income Inequality Commission (IIC) is beginning a new life at Macalester with new priorities. The commission was born in 2015 out of an MCSG “Resolution to Address Income Inequality.” Written by a group of students from the now-defunct MPIRG Economic Taskforce, the resolution committed to lessening the disparity between...

Home, News / March 14, 2019 Mac mourns David Huttner: friend, musician, Bon Appétit staff

Bon Appétit staff member David Huttner, well-known on campus for working the Coffee Cart in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 4. Huttner was 33 and a resident of Savage, Minnesota. He was an avid musician and collaborated with several local bands throughout his musical career. Macalester community members...

Arts, Home / March 14, 2019 Program Board announces Springfest artists

At this year’s Springfest, two stages are better than one. On April 13, from 2 to 7 p.m., Macalester will host six bands on Shaw Field for its annual music festival. The Main Stage will feature Ivy Sole, Jesse Baez and Macalester’s very own Bad Bad Hats. The winner of Macalester’s annual Battle of the...

Home, News / March 7, 2019 Cha elected MCSG president, promises more than “just discussion”

At 8 a.m. on Feb. 28, MCSG President Malik Mays ’19 announced that Blair Cha ’20 won her victory in the MCSG Presidential election, having beat Ryan Perez ’20 in MCSG’s executive elections last Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 25 and 26. Cha took just over 60 percent of the 838 votes cast. Cha attributed her...

Home, News / March 7, 2019 Mac to wait on Bon Appétit negotiations

Macalester, fast-approaching the end of its ten-year contract with Bon Appétit, has elected to extend their contract renegotiation period for another year in an attempt to better incorporate student feedback. “Our intent is to just take a longer time to get possible changes or improvements that we might choose to make — get them right...

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Mac may abandon Real Food Challenge
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Mac may abandon Real Food Challenge

In an effort to lower the college’s carbon footprint and bring healthier food to campus, Macalester joined the Real Food Challenge (RFC) in the fall of 2012. After seven years of complications, arduous data entry and few results, the Sustainability Committee is reconsidering that commitment. “I don’t want us to sign something and then say,…

Mac mourns David Huttner: friend, musician, Bon Appétit staff
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Mac mourns David Huttner: friend, musician, Bon Appétit staff

Bon Appétit staff member David Huttner, well-known on campus for working the Coffee Cart in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 4. Huttner was 33 and a resident of Savage, Minnesota. He was an avid musician and collaborated with several local bands throughout his musical career. Macalester community members…

Program Board announces Springfest artists
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Program Board announces Springfest artists

At this year’s Springfest, two stages are better than one. On April 13, from 2 to 7 p.m., Macalester will host six bands on Shaw Field for its annual music festival. The Main Stage will feature Ivy Sole, Jesse Baez and Macalester’s very own Bad Bad Hats. The winner of Macalester’s annual Battle of the…

Mac to wait on Bon Appétit negotiations
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Mac to wait on Bon Appétit negotiations

Macalester, fast-approaching the end of its ten-year contract with Bon Appétit, has elected to extend their contract renegotiation period for another year in an attempt to better incorporate student feedback. “Our intent is to just take a longer time to get possible changes or improvements that we might choose to make — get them right…

Radiator flood causes late-night Dupre chaos
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Radiator flood causes late-night Dupre chaos

An inch and a half of hot water flooded three Dupre dorms in the early morning of Saturday, March 2 after a pipe failure caused a radiator in one of the affected rooms to burst its cap. While no one was seriously injured, six affected students have been given temporary emergency housing and will be…

No “one-size-fits-all” solution for undocumented students at Mac
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No “one-size-fits-all” solution for undocumented students at Mac

On Tuesday’s meeting, the Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) unanimously voted to pass a resolution aimed at addressing the needs of undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students at Macalester. Seniors Andy Han ’19, Erika Aguilar ’19, Min Hee Cho ’19 and Channelle Ndagire ’19 co-authored the resolution and introduced it last week….

Adventures in Arden: “As You Like It” plays at the Guthrie
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Adventures in Arden: “As You Like It” plays at the Guthrie

Over the four centuries since Shakespeare’s plays were first performed, artists continue to find new insights into the original texts, interpreting and reinterpreting the classic plots for new generations of audiences. This is the beauty of Shakespeare: stories so specific yet so universal that we cannot help but find ways to see ourselves in them….

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