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Vice President of Advancement Tommy Bonner leaving Macalester

After nine years at Macalester, Vice President for Advancement Tommy Bonner is leaving Macalester to take a position at Carleton College. A farewell reception for him is taking place on March 20. Assistant Vice President of Advancement Operations Kate Abbott will fill Bonner’s position on an interim basis until a replacement is found. The Mac…

Wayfinding signs arrive on campus
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Wayfinding signs arrive on campus

Workers unload the wayfinding signs in front of Weyerhaeuser. After months of planning, the college’s new wayfinding signs arrived on campus on Friday, March 14. The new signs, erected at prominent entryways to campus and in front of campus buildings, will create a better sense of direction on campus and make it easier to navigate...
Active Minds draws attention to mental health issues on campus: Joint survey with MPIRG attempts to show prevalence, unveil stigma
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Active Minds draws attention to mental health issues on campus: Joint survey with MPIRG attempts to show prevalence, unveil stigma

A recent survey of the Macalester student body revealed that 64 percent of respondees consider themselves to have ever experienced, or are currently experiencing, mental health issues — including forty-seven percent who said they had felt so depressed over the past year that they found it difficult to function. The numbers are startling, and can…

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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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