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O’Gara’s building to undergo major renovations, add apartments
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O’Gara’s building to undergo major renovations, add apartments

The building housing O’Gara’s Bar and Grill, a family-owned Union Park neighborhood landmark for 77 years, will soon be demolished and rebuilt to include a new apartment complex with a smaller version of the restaurant on the ground floor. The restaurant has expanded significantly over its nearly eight decades at the corner of Selby and…

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MCSG Overseer: Wheaton presents 2018-19 budget

A presentation by Vice President of Administration and Finance David Wheaton dominated this week’s MCSG meeting. Wheaton discussed the College’s financial status and the budget for the 2018-2019 school year. The budget was built by the Task Force on the Budget (TFOB) group between October and February, and then approved by senior staff. “Revenue from…

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Timothy Dunn discusses new Title IX position

Title IX and Bias Harassment Coordinator Timothy Dunn (he/him/his) The Mac Weekly: How are you enjoying your time at Macalester so far? Timothy Dunn: As you can imagine, it’s kind of a difficult introduction because my first week started Feb. 12. That said, I got to see an impressive side of this community come together…

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Dean’s List passed, Mac First Aid recieves $24k

This week’s MCSG meeting began with Community Engagement Officer Meera Singh ’19 introducing a proposal to host a student mental health forum – which would offer students an opportunity to discuss the state of mental health services at the college – later in the semester. Singh’s suggestion received a positive response from some members of…

Students protest Ben Shapiro appearance at UMN St. Paul campus
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Students protest Ben Shapiro appearance at UMN St. Paul campus

On the evening of Monday, Feb. 26, a small group of University of Minnesota (UMN) students gathered outside the St. Paul Student Center to protest the presence of right-wing media personality Ben Shapiro, who was delivering a presentation inside. The protest, coined Ban Ben Shapiro, was organized by Students for a Democratic Society at UMN…

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Obama EPA administrator to visit Mac

Gina McCarthy, the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Obama, will visit Macalester to deliver a lecture on March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Alexander G. Kagin Ballroom. McCarthy, who headed the EPA from July 2013 through the end of Obama’s second term and currently teaches public health at Harvard,…

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Fred Swaniker to speak at 2018 commencement

Macalester’s 2018 commencement address will be delivered by acclaimed education entrepreneur Fred Swaniker ’99. Swaniker is the founder of four pan-African development organizations: African Leadership Academy, African Leadership Network, Global Leadership Adventures and African Leadership University, focused on educational access and opportunity. Swaniker, who majored in economics at Macalester, went on to earn his MBA…

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Wheaton discusses 1661 Grand property at Forum

The second Cornerstone Forum, held on the evening of Tuesday Feb. 27, featured Vice President of Administration and Finance David Wheaton in the Harmon Room of the DeWitt Wallace Library. The forums – organized by Mara Steinitz ’18 and Malik Earle ’18 – are meetings that aim to promote conversation between students and administrators. Wheaton,…

Mays elected MCSG president, says “we can be better”
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Mays elected MCSG president, says “we can be better”

Cleveland, Ohio native Malik Mays ’19 will be the next MCSG president, beating Andy Han ’19 and Jed Buchholz ’19 in a three-way race for the position as MCSG held its executive elections for the 2018-19 school year on Monday and Tuesday. Mays, a first-time candidate who has not previously served in student government, took…

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MCSG Overseer: Mental health care at Mac

This week’s meeting of MCSG began with a moment of silence for Matias Sosa-Wheelock, a sophomore who died unexpectedly on the evening of Feb. 18. After the moment of silence, the Legislative Body (LB) segued into an unscheduled, 30-plus minute discussion of mental health and mental health resources – or the lack thereof – at…

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