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Mac changes flag policy

Until recently, first-year Vincy Chan’s flag was not flown at campus events or in Café Mac because of Macalester’s flag policy. Chan is an international student from Hong Kong, which is not an observer state or member of the United Nations. Due to a change in the flag policy, her flag will now be flown….

President Brian Rosenberg announces sabbatical
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President Brian Rosenberg announces sabbatical

On the first day of classes this coming September, there will be one notable face absent from campus: President Brian Rosenberg. Rosenberg will start a semester-long sabbatical on September 1 and will be away from campus and his presidential duties until the end of December. Rosenberg isn’t sure where his four months will take him,…

Students attend Planned Parenthood Good Friday ‘protest’
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Students attend Planned Parenthood Good Friday ‘protest’

St. Thomas and Macalester were at least two of the colleges represented at last Friday’s anti-abortion rally and counter-rally at Planned Parenthood (PP) near Vandalia Street and University Avenue in St. Paul. Brian Gibson, the director of Pro-Life Ministries, said at the beginning of the protest that he expected 2,500-3,000 attendees. Jen Aulwes, communications director…

CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin to deliver commencement address
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CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin to deliver commencement address

Jeffrey Toobin will deliver this year’s commencement speech, Communications announced. Toobin, a senior legal analyst for CNN and staff writer for The New Yorker, is regarded as an expert on contemporary legal issues. He was formerly an assistant U.S. Attorney and legal analyst for ABC. During his time as a television legal analyst, he has…

Proposed tax to support public transit
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Proposed tax to support public transit

View full-size PDF of image On top of the 6.875 percent sales tax all Minnesotans pay every time they make a purchase, residents of Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota and Washington Counties pay an additional .25 percent in sales tax which goes directly towards funding public transportation in the region. The money helps maintain public bus…

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Nielsen files appeal

The contention over theatre professor Lara Nielsen’s tenure decision reached a new concrete stage the week prior to spring break, with Nielsen officially filing an appeal with the Faculty Appeals Committee. Nielsen was denied tenure last December, and students have been working to support her since then with letter writing campaigns, art installations and other…

Looking for potential new residents, Mayor Coleman comes to campus
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Looking for potential new residents, Mayor Coleman comes to campus

The conversation had already been going for a good 30 minutes when one student worried he might be striking a note of discord with the mayor. “I have to be honest here,” said Hossein Alidaee, a senior from Irvine, California. Mayor Coleman started laughing. “That’s why we’re here!” he said. Last Tuesday Saint Paul Mayor…

IGC cancels Perspectives On Globalization Netherlands program
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IGC cancels Perspectives On Globalization Netherlands program

Nine students who were expecting to be in the Netherlands this fall will have to make other plans. Perspectives on Globalization, one of five study away programs directly administered by Macalester in conjunction with a foreign university, was canceled for the fall semester by the Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC), citing lack of necessary applicants….

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