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“Naming Hate” to tackle education, awareness and action
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“Naming Hate” to tackle education, awareness and action

Over the next three days — Wednesday, March 27 to Friday, March 29 — Macalester will host its first-ever Naming Hate event: a series of lectures, panels and workshops on the nature of hate and how to respond to manifestations of hate on and off campus. After the appearance of multiple swastikas, racist graffiti and…

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Students Demand Action lobbies for gun control on State Advocacy Day

Macalester’s Students Demand Action (SDA) chapter participated in State Advocacy Day on Wednesday, March 13, at the Minnesota State Capitol. Joined by representatives from Moms Demand Action (MDA) and other Minnesota SDA chapters, the group spent the afternoon rallying for more stringent gun control laws and lobbying Minnesota politicians to join their movement. The day…

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MCSG: Dunn on student outreach, new Title IX position

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a discussion led by Title IX and Bias Harassment Coordinator Timothy Dunn. “Now that we have got the work flow under control, now that I’m feeling comfortable in the culture here, I think the next step for me is I need to find a way to connect with the…

Mac may abandon Real Food Challenge
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Mac may abandon Real Food Challenge

In an effort to lower the college’s carbon footprint and bring healthier food to campus, Macalester joined the Real Food Challenge (RFC) in the fall of 2012. After seven years of complications, arduous data entry and few results, the Sustainability Committee is reconsidering that commitment. “I don’t want us to sign something and then say,…

“Shifting Borders” addresses family separation, the need for activism
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“Shifting Borders” addresses family separation, the need for activism

The second Latin American studies symposium took place in Weyerhaeuser Boardroom last Saturday, March 9. Titled “Shifting Borders: Movilizaciones Inciertas/Mobilizações Incertas,” the event concluded the “Confinement, Borders and Resistance” series and was co-sponsored by the American studies and Asian studies departments. “This symposium is taking place at a time when border crossings and movements of…

Mac mourns David Huttner: friend, musician, Bon Appétit staff
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Mac mourns David Huttner: friend, musician, Bon Appétit staff

Bon Appétit staff member David Huttner, well-known on campus for working the Coffee Cart in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 4. Huttner was 33 and a resident of Savage, Minnesota. He was an avid musician and collaborated with several local bands throughout his musical career. Macalester community members…

Erin Murphy talks representative politics at Pi Sigma Alpha event
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Erin Murphy talks representative politics at Pi Sigma Alpha event

Macalester students and faculty gathered in John B. Davis Lecture Hall on Thursday, March 7, for a Women in Politics panel featuring former State Rep. Erin Murphy (DFL). The event was organized by the Political Science Honors Society, Pi Sigma Alpha. Murphy, who served as the Minnesota House Majority Leader from 2013–2015 and ran in…

Mac to wait on Bon Appétit negotiations
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Mac to wait on Bon Appétit negotiations

Macalester, fast-approaching the end of its ten-year contract with Bon Appétit, has elected to extend their contract renegotiation period for another year in an attempt to better incorporate student feedback. “Our intent is to just take a longer time to get possible changes or improvements that we might choose to make — get them right…

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