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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…

Smallpools warms  weather-beaten crowd
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Smallpools warms weather-beaten crowd

Saturday brought a record-breaking April snowfall to the Twin Cities, right on time to push Springfest, Macalester’s annual outdoor event with food, music and end-of-semester stress relief, into the Leonard Center fieldhouse for the second year in a row. Students trailed in throughout the afternoon drenched in snow, pairing spring-themed outfits with thick snow boots…

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Web server hacked, Sisk urges caution

On Monday, April 2, an unknown Chinese entity attacked Macalester’s web server, briefly disrupting internet access. The network outage lasted seven minutes, but no Macalester accounts or servers were hacked and no information was compromised. The outage was caused by a Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack, which, according to the Information Technology Services (ITS) Notices and Alerts…

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New Disability Services director to start by July

Macalester has chosen its next new Director of Disability Services and will likely announce its hire for the position by the end of the semester. The office of Student Affairs hosted the three finalists for the position – Melissa P. Malen, Melissa Fletcher and Shammah J. Bermudez – at the college in late March. Students…

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