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Macalester EMTs to recieve NAMI training
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Macalester EMTs to recieve NAMI training

Macalester is joining forces with Minnesota’s National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) this February to bring a Mental Health First Aid training to the campus community. The initiative will give community members – especially first-aid workers – the tools to respond to mental health crises as they occur on campus. According to NAMI Workshop Coordinator…

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Snyder lectures, reads poetry in Kagin

Acclaimed poet and environmentalist Gary Snyder visited Macalester last week, and, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, delivered the annual Engel-Morgan-Jardetzky Distinguished Lecture on Science, Culture and Ethics. Snyder has published 20 books of poetry and prose in total and, in 1975, won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his book Turtle Island. Snyder’s work centers around…

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Sparks fly as Cuban emissary speaks at Mac

Macalester hosted First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy Miguel Fraga in the Olin-Rice Science Center on Monday afternoon. Fraga’s visit was part of a larger diplomatic trip to Minnesota, where a number of state elected leaders – including Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) – are vocal advocates for lifting the 58-year embargo on the majority of…

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MCSG Overseer: Responses to campus hate speech discussed

This week’s MCSG meeting was centered on a discussion of how the Legislative Body (LB) should address the recent acts of hate speech on campus. President Malik Mays ’19 presented the LB with several ideas. One of those ideas was to send out a series of statements drafted by MCSG representatives expressing their support for…

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MCSG Overseer: Student Government Debates On-Campus Housing

This week’s meeting of MCSG included a presentation from the Strategic Planning and Analysis Committee (SPA), the group responsible for performing preliminary research on pressing campus issues. During the 2018-19 academic year, the group is tasked with researching the potential advantages and disadvantages of increasing the amount of student housing available. The issue is of…

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2018 International Roundtable brings new perspectives to campus

Last week, Macalester hosted its 25th Annual International Roundtable (IRT), titled Beyond Blood and Skin: The Global Production and Consequences of Race and Racisms. The purpose of this year’s event was to explore race as a social construct and understand the consequences of racism worldwide. The idea for this year’s IRT came from educational studies…

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Me Too founder to speak on campus in December

The founder of the Me Too movement is coming to Macalester. The Lectures Coordination Board (LCB) is bringing Tarana Burke, a native of The Bronx, to campus for a lecture and discussion in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom in Kagin Commons on Dec. 6. Burke first used the phrase “Me Too” to highlight the shared…

College struggling to meet carbon neutrality goal
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College struggling to meet carbon neutrality goal

Miscalculations made early in the projection process could derail Macalester’s plan to be carbon neutral by 2025. In 2007, President Brian Rosenberg signed onto the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), committing to reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 at the latest. Two years later, relying on the calculations of an environmental studies senior…

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