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McKibben headlines recent influx of prominent speakers at Mac

An array of prominent people have spoken to Macalester recently. These speakers spoke after press time. Look for more detailed coverage of their events in next week’s edition. Bill McKibben A noted environmental activist and journalist, McKibben spoke in the Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel on Thursday as part of a series called “Celebrating and Preserving Winter:…

Q-and-A with Roger Meyer: St. Paul’s newest candidate for mayor
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Q-and-A with Roger Meyer: St. Paul’s newest candidate for mayor

Residing just six blocks north of Macalester, Roger Meyer, 45, is the newest candidate for Mayor of St. Paul. Meyer, who is seeking the Green Party nomination, brings 20 years of community building experience in St. Paul to the table. He’s spent the past 14 years with his consulting firm, Meyer Consulting, working with and…

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Students introduce Sustained Dialogue chapter to campus

Many departments and student organizations at Macalester pride themselves on their willingness to explore issues related to difference, but some students and staff have identified clear gaps in formal programming around diversity. While many organizations and programs on campus seek to facilitate discussions about identity and conflict, Lisa Landreman, Associate Dean of Students, and Chris…

Students show support for Nielsen through art and sound
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Students show support for Nielsen through art and sound

“Unhappy with recent tenure decisions? Come join our Week of Actions in the lobby of the Fine Arts Commons. Speak up and let your voice be heard!” Those words hang from a banner displayed above Café Mac and are one of many new installations across campus erected in support of Professor Lara Nielsen, who is…

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KWOC gears up for week of protest

On Wednesday, February 27, Mac students will join communities around the Twin Cities to advocate for better banking practices.  The day’s events are part of a Cities-wide Week of Action campaign organized by Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, but the Macalester campaign focuses specifically on the college’s relationship with Wells Fargo. The activities on campus…

MCSG adds Zilton, Dehler
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MCSG adds Zilton, Dehler

Macalester students voted in the MCSG executive runoff election last Friday – a 24% turnout.  Matt Dehler ‘14  was elected Program Board Chair by a 52.9% – 46.7% margin, and classmate Adinah Zilton ’14 was voted Financial Affair Committee (FAC) Chair 51.3% – 46.5%. Zilton faced Jake Kunkel ’14 for leadership of the committee that…

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Students work across faith lines at the Capitol and on campus

Students in the Bonner Community Scholars program complete their work-study at non-profits and other organizations that work in the local community. Angela Butel ’13 is one such student, and while working for the Joint Religious Legislative Council (JRLC) this year, she has seen a force for change that most Macalester students do not necessarily come…

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Hansens establish fund for geography research

The Macalester urban geography program, a major section of the Geography Department, has a history of conducting community-based research in the Twin Cities. Kathleen Hansen ’63 and her husband, Leland, recently established the Leland and Kathleen Hansen Geography Research Endowed Fund to provide financial support for student research in urban geography. “The Hansens have been…

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