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Lara Nielsen denied tenure appeal, will not return to teach

Following the unsuccessful appeal of her tenure denial, Theater and Dance professor Lara Nielsen will not be returning to Macalester this year. Nielsen, an Assistant Professor, had her application for tenure denied by the Faculty Personnel Committee last December. Knowing that a professor being denied tenure eventually leads to their departure from the school, a…

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Mac takes on National Slam Championships

After gaining internet fame with their slam poems “OCD” and “Friend Zone,” Macalester alumni Neil Hilborn ’11 and Dylan Garity ’12 returned to their popular pieces at last month’s National Poetry Slam in Boston, Mass. Competing alongside current Macalester students Rachel Rostad ’15 and Renee Schminkey ’16 on the Minneapolis-based team, SlamMN, Hilborn and Garity…

Sidewalk reopens, art building slated for January completion
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Sidewalk reopens, art building slated for January completion

The sidewalk in front of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center opened briefly on Monday and has remained fully open since Tuesday. The open pathway, now full of students, is a sign of the progress made on continuing construction at Janet Wallace during the summer. The renovation is on schedule and will be finished during…

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MCSG grapples with additional allocations in second LB meeting

From meal plans to political student orgs, student government representatives handled a broad array of issues at MCSG’s second meeting of the year. The thorny issue of how to handle additional allocations for student orgs that failed to budget last semester drew significant attention. The Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) has had to make many additional…

Major construction planned over summer; additional signs
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Major construction planned over summer; additional signs

In the coming weeks, most students will leave campus for the summer, but several construction and renovation projects will continue in their absence. When the students return in August, some parts of campus will look noticeably different. The work that has already begun on the studio art building will result in the most drastic changes,…

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MCSG executives vote to discontinue ice rink, reallocate funds

The MCSG Executive Board voted Sunday night 4-1 to permanently close the ice rink on campus and reallocate funds dedicated to it. Student Body President Patrick Snyder ‘13 announced the decision in an email to the school on Tuesday. “While we value the serious hard work many individuals have put in to help create and…

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MCSG bylaws amended regarding survey techniques

At its last meeting of the year, the MCSG Legislative Board voted to amend its bylaws and pass a bill that would require MCSG-issued surveys to meet a 50 percent response rate before they can be considered reflective of student opinion. The Accuracy of Information Act, introduced by Audrey Kohout ‘14, was passed 15-2, clearing…

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