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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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Mays features at Cornerstone Forum

On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 11, students and faculty gathered in the Art Commons for the first Cornerstone Forum of the semester featuring MCSG President Malik Mays ’19. Malik Earle ’18 and Mara Steinitz ’18 started the Cornerstone Forum project last spring to increase communication between members of the Macalester administration and the student…

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DML’s Trenzas program discusses prison reform

On Tuesday evening, over hot soup, breadsticks and Oreos, a small crowd of students and administration gathered in the living room of the Cultural House to discuss the failures of the U.S. prison system and the ramifications of the August 2018 prison workers’ strike. The event, hosted by the Department of Multicultural Life (DML), was…

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MCSG Overseer: Mac Rocketry launches effort for official charter

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from James Cannon ’20, Maya Wills ’21 and Alyssa Bulatek ’20 on their new student group: High-Power Rocketry at Macalester, or “Mac Rocketry.” Mac Rocketry formed after the physics department sent out an email in the spring of 2017 to its majors asking if there would be…

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Voices preparing awareness events

This October, the student organization Voices on Mental Health is expanding its effort to combat the stigma on campus connected to suicide. As part of its observation of Mental Health Awareness Month, the group, informally known as Voices, is set to sponsor a series of events that all emphasize coping with grief after suicide. “We…

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