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Res. Life to increase all-gender housing and open up room draw

As the annual room draw approaches, Residential Life has made changes to incentivize on-campus housing for juniors and seniors and expand the number of all-gender living spaces next academic year. Building on the progress that Residential Life has made to make all-gender living spaces available in the past three years, new developments include changes in…

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K.P. Hong’s staff position to lose funding, students react

With additional reporting by Joe Klein Due to budgetary limitations, Macalester decided to eliminate the position of Assistant Director for Religious and Spiritual Life last week. The position is currently held by K.P. Hong, a Protestant chaplain and spiritual liaison who is well known for his regular addresses to the student body, leadership roles in…

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Update on Wang Ping lawsuit

A trial date has been set in the discrimination lawsuit that Creative Writing professor Wang Ping, Ph.D., is bringing against Macalester. According to a scheduling order filed in the Ramsey County district court on Wed. Feb. 27, the trial will commence Mar. 3, 2014 and is scheduled for 3 to 4 days. The scheduling order…

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“Alternatives in a changing food world”

Continuing this academic year’s theme of discussions at Macalester surrounding food and its complexities, this years American Studies Conference, entitled “Alternatives in a Changing Food World,” took place this past week on Feb. 21 to Feb. 22. Its keynote speaker was Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in American Studies at…

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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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