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Protests across Turkey hit home for Macalester students
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Protests across Turkey hit home for Macalester students

Kai Wilson ’14, a Political Science major and the current President of MCSG, never planned to study in Turkey, a secular democracy in the Middle East. “I thought Turkey was a desert, I had no clue,” he said. “I went in with open eyes.” Wilson found much of what he expected in Istanbul: a great…

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New Minnesota law promotes safety in underage drinking cases

Underage drinkers in Minnesota can no longer be charged with a crime if they attempt to seek medical help as part of a new medical amnesty law which went into effect Aug. 1. The bill, which passed through the legislature and was signed into law in late May, effectively provides protections to underage drinkers that…

Coleman speaks to MacDems
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Coleman speaks to MacDems

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman addresses the intro meeting for MacDems. Coleman, who is running for a third term, spoke about policy issues facing St. Paul and urged youth involvement in politics. Photo by Jiayin Qu.
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Special elections replace MCSG representatives on probation

Editor’s note: Joe Klein is an associate news editor at The Mac Weekly. He was not involved with the production of this story. The sophomore class elected two new MCSG representatives after two representative-elects were suspended due to participation in one of Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus (KWOC)’s direct action campaigns. Following KWOC’s blockade of…

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FAC Chair Zilton forced to resign

The Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) of MCSG reviews budgets from student organizations and is charged with managing the student activity fee. As the new semester begins, its own management is in a state of flux. Adinah Zilton ’14, the current FAC Chair, was recently forced to resign from her position. An election process to fill…

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Mac, Wells Fargo expand terms of use

Members of Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus (KWOC) are preparing for another semester of on-campus activism, but this summer Macalester and fellow ACTC colleges signed a document with Wells Fargo that will improve financial terms if each school continues to use the bank’s purchasing cards. “We participated in the discussions of the terms in good…

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco addresses a packed Kagin
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Inaugural poet Richard Blanco addresses a packed Kagin

Richard Blanco addressed the Macalester community this Wednesday in a packed Hill Ballroom at opening convocation, an event made all the more memorable as the audience watched the poet receive his first honorary degree. An accomplished poet, writer, engineer and public figure who served as the Inaugural Poet to welcome in President Obama’s second term,…

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Mac left and right join to oppose Syrian intervention

Editor’s note: Managing editor Danny Surman and associate news editor Joe Klein are both involved in organizing this coalition through their roles in MacGOP and MacDems, respectively. They were not involved in the production of this article. In an impromptu meeting organized on the day it occurred, Macalester political activists from a variety of groups…

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Lara Nielsen denied tenure appeal, will not return to teach

Following the unsuccessful appeal of her tenure denial, Theater and Dance professor Lara Nielsen will not be returning to Macalester this year. Nielsen, an Assistant Professor, had her application for tenure denied by the Faculty Personnel Committee last December. Knowing that a professor being denied tenure eventually leads to their departure from the school, a…

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Mac takes on National Slam Championships

After gaining internet fame with their slam poems “OCD” and “Friend Zone,” Macalester alumni Neil Hilborn ’11 and Dylan Garity ’12 returned to their popular pieces at last month’s National Poetry Slam in Boston, Mass. Competing alongside current Macalester students Rachel Rostad ’15 and Renee Schminkey ’16 on the Minneapolis-based team, SlamMN, Hilborn and Garity…

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