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MCSG Results, Rothin Datta ’16 Wins Presidency
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MCSG Results, Rothin Datta ’16 Wins Presidency

Rothin Datta ‘16 was elected as President of Macalester College Student Government, out of a field of five candidates. After five rounds of vote redistribution, Datta acquired a majority of votes, enough to be certified the winner of the election. Datta took an early lead, capturing a majority of the first-round votes and sustaining a…

Alberta Clipper Protest
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Alberta Clipper Protest

On Thursday April 3rd, approximately 75 Macalester students helped MN350 lead a protest to the capital against expansion of the Alberta Clipper Pipeline, a pipeline which would move tar sands. David Baldus ’16 constructed the paper mache pipeline and provided costumes for protest leaders from Heart of the Beast Theater. Public comments regarding the Alberta…

Election Guide 2014: Candidates for President
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Election Guide 2014: Candidates for President

Traditionally, MCSG sends us biographies of the candidates for us to publish, but this year we opted to distribute our own questionnaire to all the candidates. We hope that these responses are informative and helpful as you go about making your decisions on who to vote for this year. We have chosen not to endorse…

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Facilities to add card access to residences, select academic areas

Next fall, students will have to keep track of one less key. Facilities staff have started putting infrastructure in place so that students will use their ID cards to unlock residence halls and several academic spaces. Implementation will continue through the end of the summer. According to Director of Facilities Nathan Lief, Residence Halls and…

Senators Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken on campus
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Senators Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken on campus

A line of students, staff and community members spilled out of Kagin and down the Grand Avenue sidewalk last Saturday to hear Minnesota Senator Al Franken and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren speak. “I was thrilled to enter Kagin and to see an absolutely packed room,” said Mac Dems co-chair Joe Klein ’16. “There was a…

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TFA Truth Tour brings panel to Mac

Over 60 students and community members packed into Davis Court Monday night to witness the Teach for America Truth Tour, an event put on by the newly renamed MacSEE (Students for Educational Equity). The organization, previously known as SFER (Students for Education Reform) prior to their disassociation with the national chapter, hosted the panel as…

Election Guide 2014: Candidates for SOC Chair
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Election Guide 2014: Candidates for SOC Chair

Traditionally, MCSG sends us biographies of the candidates for us to publish, but this year we opted to distribute our own questionnaire to all the candidates. We hope that these responses are informative and helpful as you go about making your decisions on who to vote for this year. We have chosen not to endorse…

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A Prairie Home Companion to hold 40th anniversary event at Macalester

Garrison Keillor will return to Macalester to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, over the weekend of July 4th. The weekend will be open to the public and will include musical performances, delicious local food, and a broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion. “Weather permitting, the main stage…

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MCSG candidates bring varied platforms to debate

At Tuesday night’s debate, about 40 students gathered to hear MCSG candidates discuss big on-campus issues. This year’s election is unusual, with five presidential candidates, three of whom are currently abroad. Of the 11 presidential and vice presidential candidates competing in this weekend’s election, only six were present Tuesday. Candidates spoke candidly about the disconnect…

Election Guide 2014: Candidates for Vice President
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Election Guide 2014: Candidates for Vice President

Traditionally, MCSG sends us biographies of the candidates for us to publish, but this year we opted to distribute our own questionnaire to all the candidates. We hope that these responses are informative and helpful as you go about making your decisions on who to vote for this year. We have chosen not to endorse…

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