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Debate over Israeli boycott comes to Mac

Over 80 Macalester community members attended a panel on the American Studies Association (ASA) boycott of Israeli academic institutions last Tuesday. The crowd overflowed Carnegie 06A, which seats 60. “It’s evident that people will turn up when there’s debate and dialogue,” panelist Noah Westreich ’15 said. Members of J Street U and Mac Students United…

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Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken to speak in Kagin

Joining an already esteemed list of speakers on campus this year, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Al Franken will speak at Macalester on March 29. The event will take place in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom in Kagin and doors will open at 1:45 p.m. Macalester College Democrats and the DFL worked together to bring the…

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St. Paul Whole Foods to relocate to Snelling and Selby in 2016

Whole Foods Market has announced the relocation of its Mac-Groveland neighborhood store. Currently located at 30 South Fairview Avenue, Whole Foods Market will be moving to the intersection of Snelling and Selby Avenue. The company expects the new store to open in 2016. Ryan Companies real estate and construction will be building The Vintage on…

MCSG passes resolution on faculty diversity
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MCSG passes resolution on faculty diversity

On Tuesday night, Weyerhauser boardroom filled with students and staff coming to show support for the resolution “A Call to Increase the Diversity of Faculty,” which was proposed by Merita Bushi ’14 and Alvin Kim ’14. Students filled chairs in the back of the room and sat on the floor and behind the representatives’ tables….

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CRSL welcomes interim chaplain, continues discussion of future

This past Tuesday, Macalester’s Center for Religious and Spiritual Life (CRSL) welcomed Pastor Grant Stevensen as the new interim chaplain to temporarily fill the space left behind by Lucy Forster-Smith and KP Hong. “I think he’s here through mid-May,” Lilly Program Associate Eily Marlow said. “It’ll be nice to have someone here.” Stevensen was selected…

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Naz wins PB chair, Kim wins unopposed election for FAC chair, Voter turnout on par with recent years, but overall candidate pool lower

With about 26 percent voter turnout, Jennie Kim ’15 won an unopposed election for Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) chair and Sana Naz ’16 won Program Board (PB) chair with 320 to the 197 votes received by challenger Erin Slater ’15. Vice President Rothin Datta ’16 wrote in an email that the elections during this time…

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Janet Mock shares keynote on activism

On Tuesday evening, the Department of Multicultural Life hosted trans* rights activist, social justice advocate and author Janet Mock, who gave a keynote address as part of the SPEAK! series and kickoff of Women’s History Month. Mock, a trans woman of color, spoke about her new memoir Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love…

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Winter Ball venue options shrink as Crowne Plaza chooses not to host

Program Board Traditions Coordinator Jolena Zabel ’16, who planned the 2013 Winter Ball with Brynna Crockett ’15, took a five minute phone call from the Crowne Plaza hotel last week. A hotel representative explained that because of liabilities the site will not host the event in future years. Suresh Mudragada, Assistant Director of Campus Programs,…

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MCSG passes resolution seeking to make Mac a safe space for TGI students

On Tuesday, MCSG passed a resolution that will hold Macalester accountable for providing a safe and inclusive environment for students who identify as transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming (TGI). Authored by Samuel Doten and introduced by Doten, Dan Bomberg, Oliver Schminkey, and Amy McMeeking, the resolution directly addresses expressed concerns of TGI students. “This resolution…

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