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Common App glitches affect Mac admissions

This year, both applicants and colleges have reported serious glitches in the Common Application (Common App) system. The Common App serves over 500 colleges and universities, and the glitches have affected thousands of applicants, admissions officers, teachers, counselors and anxious parents. Though issues were first reported in early August, problems continue to occur. “On our…

On-campus thefts down from last year
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On-campus thefts down from last year

Toward the end of October, a man entered the Link and asked a student if he could borrow her cell phone. She said yes and gave him the phone, and he then walked out of the Link, still talking on her phone. Over Fall Break, someone entered the men’s team locker room in the Leonard…

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Sophomore class waits for results of MCSG special election

Update: Results are in, and Nandita Elijah is the winner with 52.25% of the vote in the final round. Harrisonford Fauni came in second with 47.75% of the vote in the final round. After ballots for the third special election of the semester closed Monday night, sophomores had to wait an unexpected two more days…

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ACTC task force discusses transportation options

An Associated Colleges of The Twin Cities (ACTC) Transportation Task Force met in late October to discuss transportation needs of ACTC students and to enhance communication about transportation between the involved colleges. ACTC Project Specialist Stephanie Zimmerman said that the task force meeting was essentially an “exchange of data to understand what happens on each…

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Media Services considers relocation

Media Services, tucked away on the fourth floor of Neill Hall, provides professional educational media support to Macalester. These services often cross over with services provided by the library. Acting Provost Kendrick Brown is looking into the possibility of utilizing this overlap. “A few years ago, the library had an external review that recommended physically…

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Coleman re-elected to third term as Mayor

Incumbent Chris Coleman was re-elected mayor of St. Paul for a third term in a-landslide on Tuesday, Nov. 5, receiving 78 percent of the vote with all 97 precincts reporting. His closest challenger, Tim Holden, ran as an Independent and received 16 percent of the vote. The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) endorsed Coleman. The Star…

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Macalester represented at LGBTQIA retreat

From October 18 to 20, the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) hosted their third annual LGBTQIA weekend retreat at Camp Friendship in Annandale. This year marked Macalester’s first participation in the event. The retreat focuses on creating a “larger support network” between and for the student leaders who attend. Items discussed each year…

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EPAG town hall forum discusses possible changes to academic calendar

The academic calendar, long a constant at Macalester, could be in for some big changes. In the near future, students could find themselves with a week-long fall break, along with an additional study day before finals and four more instructional days each semester. Whether these calendar changes are implemented depends on the recommendation of the…

2013 Election Guide
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2013 Election Guide

This Tuesday is Election Day, and St. Paul has many races on the ballot. Mayor Chris Coleman is facing three challengers in his bid for a third term, three members will be elected to the St. Paul School Board, and a special election will be held to elect a new City Councilmember in Ward 1….

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