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MCSG Executive Elections: Candidate Biographies
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MCSG Executive Elections: Candidate Biographies

On March 1 and 2, MCSG will hold elections for next year’s Program Board Chair and Financial Affairs Committee Chair. Elections for other positions will be held later in the semester. Sana Naz ’16: PB Chair My name is Sana and I hope to be your Program Board Chair for the coming semester. I have…

Security working with State Department to prepare for Dalai Lama
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Security working with State Department to prepare for Dalai Lama

In preparation for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to Macalester, the college’s Safety and Security Department has been coordinating with the State Department and the St. Paul Police Department, among other agencies, to ensure security for the event. Director of Safety and Security Terry Gorman has been coordinating with the State Department in preparation…

Alfie Kohn lectures on education reform
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Alfie Kohn lectures on education reform

Political Science professor Paul Dosh received an email Wednesday morning with news that educational policy writer and speaker Alfie Kohn had booked a flight for that night to avoid the impending snowstorms on the eastern coast. “He took the step to change his flight,” Dosh said. “He told me that he had a 25-year record…

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Potential concentration in Food and Agrarian Studies

A group of faculty, staff and students met Wednesday to explore the creation of a concentration in Food and Agrarian Studies. The concentration would organize pre-existing courses into a cohesive study of food production, consumption and culture. Food issues have been a longstanding passion at Macalester, dating back to campus activism during the 1960s. According…

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Murray purchases new keyboard for a cappella groups

After members of Macalester’s a cappella groups brought concerns that the Music Department was treating them unfairly to Provost Kathy Murray, she allocated money from the president’s budget to purchase a new piano for use in their rehearsals. James Lindgren ’15, a member of Scotch Tape, said he and Salima Seale ’14, another Scotch Tape…

Peace Corps director visits, honors Macalester
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Peace Corps director visits, honors Macalester

Acting Director of the Peace Corps Carrie Hessler-Radelet awarded Macalester a commemorative coin and presented it to President Brian Rosenberg in the Chapel on Tuesday, Feb. 18, during her morning visit, as “a symbol of our gratitude and common purpose.” “I wanted to start my day here, and I am so glad I did,” Hessler-Radelet…

After years of construction, Green Line to open on June 14
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After years of construction, Green Line to open on June 14

On June 14, the Macalester bubble will stretch a little farther. The opening of MetroTransit’s light rail line on University Avenue, known as the Green Line, will connect students to locations across the Twin Cities. The long awaited Green Line will run down University Avenue for 11 miles, connecting downtown Saint Paul with downtown Minneapolis….

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