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MCSG aims to build campus connections with “Take Back MCSG Week”
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MCSG aims to build campus connections with “Take Back MCSG Week”

Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) representatives reached out to the student body to improve accessibility this week under the title “Take Back MCSG Week”. The legislative body created Take Back MCSG Week to provide students a way to “learn more about their student government and…to take a more active and informed role in MCSG,” Rep….

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Compost, campus culture: What’s the next step for Zero Waste by 2020?

In 1970, Macalester students took responsible waste disposal into their own hands and initiated a grassroots recycling program. Students sustained the service until Facilities took over in 1986. The recycling effort marked the first commitment in the Macalester community to reducing the waste destined for a landfill or incinerator. Today, with the recent addition of…

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Macalester hosts first online course in mathematics

Over the course of the summer, students were provided with the unique opportunity to take an online math class taught by Professor Chad Topaz. Co-taught with Professor Tina Garrett of St. Olaf College and with much help from Barron Koralesky, Associate Director of ITS, the class was conducted online through the Associated Colleges of the…

PIPE counters Columbus Day with indigenous history awareness
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PIPE counters Columbus Day with indigenous history awareness

Update: An earlier version of this article falsely credited Elisa Lee ’15 as Lisa Lee and used the gender pronoun “her” in reference to Lee, who prefers not to use gender pronouns. Taking advantage of the day off, many prospective students visited Macalester this past Columbus Day. Two signs marking the occasions greeted those entering…

Biography: New Members of the Board of Trustees
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Biography: New Members of the Board of Trustees

Two new members of the Board of Trustees began their terms this month. Dr. Patricia Elizabeth Hume and Aukse Jurkute will serve three-year terms, replacing former trustees Melvin Collins and Per von Zelowitz. Bios and photographs are courtesy of Communications & Public Relations and have been edited for length. Dr. Patricia Elizabeth Hume ’92 Dr….

Student calls in attempted burglarly at Highlander store Sunday night
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Student calls in attempted burglarly at Highlander store Sunday night

Campus security officials were notified of an attempted burglary at the Highlander bookstore Sunday night around 10 p.m. The incident was first reported by a student who called campus security after observing broken glass and signs that someone had tampered with the lock on the exterior door facing Snelling Ave. Glass on the front door…

Environmentalist Bill McKibben returns to promote new book
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Environmentalist Bill McKibben returns to promote new book

The last time Bill McKibben—a professor at Middlebury College and founder of the anti-carbon emissions group 350.org—was on campus, he helped spark the Fossil Free Mac divestment group. This time, many of the students who were fired up from his last visit came to hear him discuss his latest book. McKibben explained the analogy running…

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