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CDC merges with Internship Office
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CDC merges with Internship Office

Macalester’s Career Development Center (CDC) and Internship Office recently announced their intentions to merge into one department. The move, which has been in the works for the past three years, will be made official in the fall of 2019. Dean of the CDC Mindy Deardruff credits the change to an evolution in the role that…

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30 years in, Link to see first renovation

The all-night study hub between Dewitt Wallace Library and Old Main, colloquially known as “The Link”, will soon undergo significant renovations for the first time since its 1988 construction. The remodeling is scheduled for summer 2019. Members of Facilities Services hope that the changes will both increase the space’s accessibility and update its aesthetic. “We…

“Equity, Justice, and Difference” series explores future of higher education
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“Equity, Justice, and Difference” series explores future of higher education

Political science professor Althea Sircar hosted on-campus workshops on Feb. 21 and 22 in an effort to provoke discussion about how colleges and universities can improve their relationships to their surrounding communities and push back against the increasing corporate pressures on institutions of higher education. Titled “Collaborative research and the Future of Higher Education,” the…

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Students share what they would put on Mac’s empty lot

Check out what Mac students want to do with the empty lot at 1661 Grand. Transcript of 1661 video The Mac Weekly: What would you put on the empty lot between the C-House and Pad Thai? Zahara Spilka ’21: A cat café. [Cut scene. On-screen text reads “Last January, Macalester acquired the vacant lot at…

Mac drivers exhausted by snowfall
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Mac drivers exhausted by snowfall

In the midst of a record-setting month of snowfall, Macalester students have struggled to keep up with frequently shifting snow plow routes and parking regulations. Several students have ended up with tickets for parking in the wrong place at the wrong time around campus. “I got a ticket during the last Saint Paul snow emergency…

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….

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Lowe Lecture contextualizes Muslim activism and FBI suppression

Members of the Macalester community braved the freezing wind this weekend to attend the annual Religious Studies department Lowe Lecture on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 24. This year’s speaker was Dr. Sylvester Johnson, professor of religion and culture at Virginia Tech. His lecture, entitled “State of Exception or Modus Operandi? Religion, National Security, and…

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MCSG Overseer: Financial Code updated, more mannequins for Mac First Aid

This week, MCSG’s Legislative Body (LB) unanimously voted to pass two resolutions and one budget proposal. The first resolution was introduced at last week’s meeting by seniors Andy Han ’19, Erika Aguilez ’19, Min Hee Cho ’19 and Channelle Ndagire ’19. The resolution aims to address the needs of undocumented students at Macalester and requested…

“Run As You Are,” VoteRunLead advises female candidates
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“Run As You Are,” VoteRunLead advises female candidates

As she addressed the crowd assembled in downtown Minneapolis for the Electing More Women event, Executive Director of FairVote Minnesota Jeanne Massey smiled. “What a wonderful group of mostly women,” she said. The gathering — which included remarks from Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, a keynote address from VoteRunLead’s founder and CEO Erin Vilardi and a…

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