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St. Paul organizers launch climate justice organization

On April 20, St. Paul350, a grassroots organization committed to climate change mitigation and climate justice, was officially launched. The group met at Arlington Hills Community Center to discuss how members of the St. Paul community can work together to combat climate change, as well as to talk about the city’s new Climate Action &…

Students report lack of support for survivors on campus
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Students report lack of support for survivors on campus

Please be advised: this article contains discussion of sexual violence, sexual harassment and vulgar language. Update 4/26: on the morning of 4/25, President Brian Rosenberg announced in the MacDaily that Title IX, Bias and Harassment coordinator Timothy Dunn had decided to resign from his post, effective 4/30. As of 4/26, Macalester administration had no further…

YPAC talks gentrification in St. Paul
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YPAC talks gentrification in St. Paul

Eleven or so Macalester students gathered in a classroom in the Theatre and Dance Building on the afternoon of Thursday, April 18 for a youth-led discussion on gentrification in the Twin Cities. The Young People’s Action Coalition (YPAC), a youth political organizing group in Minneapolis and St. Paul, hosted the talk. The event was inspired…

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New IIC hosts forum, discusses work ahead

On Thursday, April 18, Macalester students and faculty gathered in the Harmon Room of the DeWitt Wallace Library for a discussion about the new iteration of the Income Inequality Committee (IIC), led by Mandy Ortiz ’21. The event was held as a forum to both address the thoughts of the speakers and allow for attendees…

Mac Moment reaches $100 million goal
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Mac Moment reaches $100 million goal

Macalester’s “Mac Moment” fundraising campaign launched privately in 2016 with the goal of raising $100 million for the college over four years. The school aimed to put $40 million towards financial aid and $20 million each towards the Macalester Fund, programming and faculty and academic support repsectively The effort went public in Oct. 2018 with…

Peter Bognanni launches his third book at Common Good Books
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Peter Bognanni launches his third book at Common Good Books

On April 9, English professor Peter Bognanni released his third novel, “This Book is Not Yet Rated.” Common Good Books hosted the new young adult (YA) novel’s launch the following evening. Bognanni introduced the novel and read a few excerpts. Ethan, the book’s movie-obsessed protagonist, tells the story of his job at a struggling independent…

Admissions rate drops
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Admissions rate drops

This year, students from 86 countries and all 50 states received offers of admission to join Macalester’s incoming class of 2023. Due to a steep increase in the number of applications, Admissions saw the acceptance rate plummet to 31 percent from the 41 percent where it had stayed for the previous two admission cycles. “To…

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MCSG Overseer: FFM’s referendum on divestment gets go-ahead

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a vote on Fossil Free Mac’s proposed student referendum. The referendum will add a question to the ballot for MCSG’s student representative election next week and students will be able to vote for or against divesting Macalester from direct private partnerships with oil and gas companies. The referendum was…

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