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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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Rosenberg, Dalai Lama to converse

President Brian Rosenberg will ask His Holiness the Dalai Lama questions from a vetted list on March 2, in accordance with protocol from His Holiness’ office. According to Director of Communications David Warch, His Holiness’ Advance Team required that all questions be submitted in writing in advance. To generate a list, he said that the…

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MCSG debates allocations, bylaws: Spirited discussion over Hegemonocle funding

At their weekly Tuesday night meeting, the Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) legislative body (LB) focused this week on additional budget allocations for certain student organizations and approving general bylaws for the legislative body. Outing Club, FIA*STARSA, Active Minds, and the Asian Pacific Awareness Month were among the student organizations requesting additional allocations. The body…

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Ortman ’86 could challenge Franken: Mac grad may secure GOP nomination in August

Macalester’s legacy could reach the U.S. Senate this November. Minnesota State Senator Julianne Ortman ’86 is taking on Washington, bringing her Macalester values to the national level. These values may surprise Macalester students. Ortman is a Republican: a critic of government spending, an opponent of Obamacare and an advocate for individual privacy rights. If Ortman…

Barack Obama speaks at Union Depot, discusses transportation
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Barack Obama speaks at Union Depot, discusses transportation

President Barack Obama paid a visit to St. Paul’s Union Depot on Wednesday, announcing new spending initiatives on transportation and infrastructure projects designed to create jobs and improve America’s transit networks. In his first visit to the Twin Cities since last year, the President unveiled a $302 billion transportation funding proposal, designed to fund network…

MCSG Executive Elections: Candidate Biographies
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MCSG Executive Elections: Candidate Biographies

On March 1 and 2, MCSG will hold elections for next year’s Program Board Chair and Financial Affairs Committee Chair. Elections for other positions will be held later in the semester. Sana Naz ’16: PB Chair My name is Sana and I hope to be your Program Board Chair for the coming semester. I have…

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