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Macalester places fourth in RecycleMania

Macalester has placed fourth in this year’s RecycleMania, the annual challenge that compares the percentage of waste diverted from landfills to composting or recycling facilities at over 150 schools across the nation. The fourth-place ranking, achieved by diverting 79 percent of the college’s waste, is the best that Macalester has ever earned during its years…

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MCSG Overseer: Transit bill voted down, could be revived in fall

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from Student Services and Relations Committee (SSRC) member Fabian Bean ’18 on a bill proposing that MCSG allocate $3,000 per year to subsidizing free bus passes for students doing off-campus internships. Initial discussion of the bill took place two weeks ago, but further discussion and a vote…

MPIRG targets Bon Appétit negotiation
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MPIRG targets Bon Appétit negotiation

On the evening of April 25, the Macalester chapter of the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) held a town hall on wages and labor as part of its push to implement a $15 minimum wage for all subcontracted employees. The event, which took place in the Smail Gallery on the first floor of the…

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Imprints Project shares survivor experiences

On Monday, April 23, a small crowd gathered in the lobby of Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center to stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence as part of Macalester’s second annual Imprints Project: a student-organized art installation that uses handprints and stories to assert the presence and relay the experiences of survivors on campus….

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Divestment proposal recommended by SRC, will go to Trustees

After several months of deliberation, the Social Responsibility Committee (SRC) has unanimously voted to recommend Fossil Free Mac’s (FFM) proposal of a moratorium on the college’s direct private partnerships with oil and gas investments to the Board of Trustees. The SRC, comprised of five voting members and three ex-officio members, issued an official report on…

Record-setting blizzard rocks Springfest
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Record-setting blizzard rocks Springfest

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, the Twin Cities experienced their first blizzard in nearly thirteen years, as a foot of snow fell on the area in a 14-hour period. The snow provided the backdrop for Springfest, and necessitated that Program Board (PB) hold the event inside the Leonard Center and not, as is traditional, on…

Rosenberg, Lee, Moe discuss campus culture in year’s final forum
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Rosenberg, Lee, Moe discuss campus culture in year’s final forum

On Tuesday, April 17, students gathered in the Olin Rice Science Hall for the last Cornerstone Forum of the semester featuring President Brian Rosenberg, Provost Karine Moe and Vice President for Student Affairs Donna Lee. The panel gave brief descriptions of their positions before opening the floor for student questions. The discussion that followed focused…

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MCSG Overseer: Climbing club appeals budget, to no avail

This week’s MCSG meeting started with a review of Climbing Club’s budget appeal. The org’s original budget request for the 2018-2019 school year was $25,920, of which the Legislative Body (LB) approved $17,280. They appealed for a further $21,600. Climbing Club co-Presidents Mikayla Brunner ’21 and Andrew Padgett ’21 attended the meeting and made their…

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