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Pi Sigma Alpha hosts speech on Zimbabwe

On Wednesday, Fulbright Scholar and Hubert H. Humphrey International Fellow Mfundo Mlilo spoke at Macalester about the present and future state of Zimbabwe and its international role. The presentation, titled “Zimbabwe, a Failed Post-Colonial African State: from Breadbasket of Africa to Basketcase,” engaged the students gathered in Davis Court with the politics and economy shaping…

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New guidelines for orgs hosting Kagin dances

Under new regulations that will go into effect next semester, student organizations will assume a much greater level of responsibility over on-campus dances they sponsor. A few members of each organization will now be required to serve as hosts for the event, work with security and Building Managers, and maintain order at dances. Last spring,…

Wayfinding signs to be installed on campus
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Wayfinding signs to be installed on campus

Beginning this academic year, the Macalester campus will receive a facelift designed to make it much more navigable. As part of a campus maintenance project, uniform signage will replace the current wayfinding materials. The new signage will surround campus entrances and parking lots, and replace the white signposts located outside of most campus buildings. It…

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Mixed reaction amongst students to Take Back MCSG Week

Last week’s Take Back MCSG events were met with mixed responses from the student body and representatives of Macalester College Student Government. “We had mixed results,” Vice President Rothin Datta ’16 said. “I think the week did well. The events that mattered—the root beer floats with representatives and chill with executives outside—went really well.” Both…

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…

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