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Latinx Week culminates with large turnout at annaul showcase
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Latinx Week culminates with large turnout at annaul showcase

Macalester hosted its annual Latinx Week last week from April 1 to April 6. Adelante!, Macalester’s Latinx identity collective, hosted daily events to celebrate Latinx culture and issues. The week included a scavenger hunt, a dance workshop, a cooking night, and the Latinx showcase. Latinx Week is the biggest event Adelante! sponsors each year, and…

Mac mourns lives lost in Christchurch terror attack
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Mac mourns lives lost in Christchurch terror attack

Macalester students gathered outside of Weyerhaeuser Chapel on April 4 to remember the lives lost during the shootings at Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre near Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 in which 50 people were killed and 50 more were injured. Last Thursday, members of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) led,…

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Naming Hate brings Eric Ward to Campus

Macalester has long struggled to confront manifestations of hate on campus. Repeated incidents of anti-Semitic, anti-black and anti-Arab hate speech in public and private spaces around the school have left the campus community searching for an outlet to engage with the issue directly. March 27 through 29, Macalester hosted Naming Hate, a series of lectures,…

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Org budget appeals lead to 3 hour MCSG epic

The topic of this week’s MCSG meeting was student organization budget appeals. Nine groups — International Studies Club, Bad Comedy, Mac SUPER, Mactivists, Mac Slams, Afrika, BLAC, Physics & Astronomy Club and Outing Club — attended the meeting in hopes of acquiring more money for next year’s programming. Before the appeals began in earnest, the…

Kedir wins MCSG vice presidency in election upset
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Kedir wins MCSG vice presidency in election upset

An upset in the repeat election for the 2019–2020 MCSG Executive Board means Community Engagement Officer Fatiya Kedir ’21 will be the next MCSG Vice President and Student Services and Relations Committee (SSRC) Chair, rather than Karinna Gerhardt ’20. The repeat election was announced only a week prior to voting after one candidate filed a…

Mac EMS overcomes funding roadblocks to bring naloxone to Mac
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Mac EMS overcomes funding roadblocks to bring naloxone to Mac

As part of a local effort to combat the opioid epidemic, Mac Emergency Medical Services (Mac EMS) will offer six trainings on the use of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone throughout the month of April. The trainings are available to all members of the campus community and will teach pupils to operate a naloxone syringe effectively…

Activists Auerbacher and Nazario headline LCB’s keynote event
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Activists Auerbacher and Nazario headline LCB’s keynote event

73 years and 339 days ago, Dr. Inge Auerbacher wore her yellow star for the last time. She still carries around the tattered piece of fabric — her official Nazi identification tag — to show others the harrowing dangers of anti-Semitism. After defying death in a concentration camp for three years, Auerbacher moved on to…

President Rosenberg to Retire in May 2020
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President Rosenberg to Retire in May 2020

At precisely 9:30 a.m., on Monday, April 8, a message from President Brian Rosenberg made its way into the email inboxes of students, staff and faculty. “I write to share the news that I will be concluding my service as President of Macalester College on May 31, 2020,” Rosenberg wrote. “I am making this announcement…

MCSG Overseer: LB debates Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Board
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MCSG Overseer: LB debates Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Board

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from a potential new student group, Sunrise Movement at Macalester. “Sunrise is a climate org,” Dakota McKnight ’22 said. “We work specifically about political involvement and getting students involved in climate activism. Specifically, we focus on climate justice both at the local and national level.” Sunrise Movement…

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