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Department of Multicultural Life close to hiring dean

After five months of searching, Macalester has narrowed its pool of candidates for the vacant position of Dean of the Department of Multicultural Life (DML) to three. On March 27, 28 and 29, each finalist for the position visited campus to engage with students, faculty and administration and host an open forum. The position was…

Building access limited after thefts
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Building access limited after thefts

On March 23, in an email to all students, faculty and staff, Vice President of Administration and Finance David Wheaton announced that a master key, which has access to all non-residential buildings on campus, is missing. In response to losing the key and to a number of thefts and burglaries since the beginning of the…

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MCSG Overseer: Moe discusses hiring, faculty training in visit

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation by Provost and Dean of Faculty Karine Moe, who explained her role at the college and took questions from Legislative Body (LB) members. Moe, formerly an economics professor, is in her 23rd year at Macalester. As provost, she oversees the library, the Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC),…

CDC trips take students to Seattle, LA
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CDC trips take students to Seattle, LA

Over spring break, the Career Development Center (CDC) sent 20 upperclassmen on two MacConnect networking trips: one to Los Angeles to network with professionals from the media, film and arts industries, and the other to Seattle to explore careers in technology, data and engineering. The programs are designed to connect students to Macalester alumni and…

Smallpools to headline Springfest
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Smallpools to headline Springfest

The indie pop band Smallpools will headline Springfest on April 14. Pop artist Abir and rapper Mike Floss will also perform. Smallpools, formed in 2013 by Mike Kamerman and Sean Scanlon, is best known for its songs “Dreaming,” “Karaoke” and “Over and Over”. Its most recent album, LOVETAP!, was released in 2015. The group has…

Faculty respond to plan to remove more library books
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Faculty respond to plan to remove more library books

The DeWitt Wallace Library is reviewing several thousand books for potential removal from college’s collection in the coming months, reigniting conversations over the library’s future and its role in the college’s broader mission. The books targeted for withdrawal were published between 1993 and 1998, have not been checked out in the last fifteen years, are…

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Mock Trial teams head to Illinois for regional competition

Two Macalester Mock Trial teams have qualified for the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS). If they succeed, the teams will advance to the national championship. The ORCS are held in eight different cities across the country. Macalester’s teams will attend the ORCS in Geneva, IL from March 16-18. The top six teams from each ORCS…

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