Home, News / November 15, 2018 MCSG Overseer: LB votes down Jewish Voices for Peace funding

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a presentation from Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP) co-chairs Freddy Barragan ’22, Saskia Bernstein ’21, Adelaide Gaughran-Bedell ’21, Serena Touqan ’22, who asked the Legislative Body (LB) to charter their organization. Jewish Voices for Peace is a national organization that collaborates with the ‘Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions’ (BDS) movement that aims...

Features, Home / November 15, 2018 Student artist Kelsey Rodriguez on success, space and Star Trek

On a Monday afternoon, the Janet Wallace Fine Art Commons are not the ideal spot for an in-depth conversation. The commotion of students moving from class to class is accompanied by the coffee cart lunch crowd and the ongoing construction of the new theater building. But despite the endless bustle of activity, Kelsey Rodriguez ’21...

Home, News / November 15, 2018 Lack of Title IX screening for student employees, leaders leaves college scrambling to formulate new policies

The failure of multiple departments on campus to screen students for Title IX complaints prior to hiring them into leadership positions has left the college scrambling to draft a new comprehensive policy for vetting student employees and leaders. Currently, there exists no college-wide policy requiring student employees to be screened through the Title IX office,...

Home, News / November 8, 2018 Voter turnout up at Macalester

Almost two years to the day after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Americans took to the polls in one of the most critical elections in recent times. The results they delivered on the federal level were mixed: Democrats won the popular vote by a substantial margin and easily reclaimed control of...

Home, News / November 8, 2018 DFL celebrates in St. Paul

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) celebrated statewide victories Tuesday night in the Grand River Ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel in St. Paul. DFLers gathered to watch the election returns and hear several of their candidates make victory speeches. Throughout the night, party-goers crowded around televisions broadcasting MSNBC’s coverage around the hall, cheering on congressional candidates...

Features, Home / November 8, 2018 Macalester’s parental leave policy changes are more generous

“It was complicated,” Provost Karine Moe responded when asked about the parental leave policy at Macalester. She said the policy was, “outdated,” and was ready to be, “better for parents, better for kids.” So, when the Faculty Advisory Council asked Moe to look into changing it, she began working with Employment Services. Then, in spring...

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CDC trips take students to Seattle, LA
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CDC trips take students to Seattle, LA

Over spring break, the Career Development Center (CDC) sent 20 upperclassmen on two MacConnect networking trips: one to Los Angeles to network with professionals from the media, film and arts industries, and the other to Seattle to explore careers in technology, data and engineering. The programs are designed to connect students to Macalester alumni and…

Smallpools to headline Springfest
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Smallpools to headline Springfest

The indie pop band Smallpools will headline Springfest on April 14. Pop artist Abir and rapper Mike Floss will also perform. Smallpools, formed in 2013 by Mike Kamerman and Sean Scanlon, is best known for its songs “Dreaming,” “Karaoke” and “Over and Over”. Its most recent album, LOVETAP!, was released in 2015. The group has…

Faculty respond to plan to remove more library books
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Faculty respond to plan to remove more library books

The DeWitt Wallace Library is reviewing several thousand books for potential removal from college’s collection in the coming months, reigniting conversations over the library’s future and its role in the college’s broader mission. The books targeted for withdrawal were published between 1993 and 1998, have not been checked out in the last fifteen years, are…

O’Gara’s building to undergo major renovations, add apartments
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O’Gara’s building to undergo major renovations, add apartments

The building housing O’Gara’s Bar and Grill, a family-owned Union Park neighborhood landmark for 77 years, will soon be demolished and rebuilt to include a new apartment complex with a smaller version of the restaurant on the ground floor. The restaurant has expanded significantly over its nearly eight decades at the corner of Selby and…

Student band The Red Whisk cooks up grocery store jams
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Student band The Red Whisk cooks up grocery store jams

From bluesy ballads to upbeat country songs, songwriting duo The Red Whisk places grocery stores in a whole new light for their listeners. Miriam Moore-Keish ’19 and Kavya Shetty ’19 formed The Red Whisk this past January and decided to write songs exclusively about grocery stores, setting it apart from the average band. So far,…

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