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ACTC Health Insurance Consortium Talks Continue

Over 500 students are enrolled in Macalester’s Aetna Student Health Plan this year. The plan, which has the lowest premium cost of any of the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) schools’ plans, will have to undergo drastic changes in the coming years to accommodate the newly instituted Affordable Care Act (ACA). This legislation…

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Macalester students continue to make global impact

2013 January Live It! Fund Projects lead Mac students all over the world Six Macalester students spent their J-Term addressing educational, environmental and human rights issues through projects sponsored by the Institute for Global Citizenship’s Live It! Fund. Hector Santiago Bautista Aniceto ’15, Hannah Trostle ’15, Leah Plummer ’13, Hana Masri ’13 and the team…

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Seven granted tenure

Bagpipes greeted seven professors with good news December 5th, though it was not officially announced until this January.  The seven professors who were granted tenure are Andrew Beveridge, Sarah Boyer, John Cannon, Devavani Chatterjea, Kristi Curry Rogers, Christina Esposito and Kathryn Splan. These professors represent a range of academia at Macalester, though six of them…

Students support Lara Nielsen’s tenure appeal
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Students support Lara Nielsen’s tenure appeal

Students in the Theatre and Dance Department have called Associate Professor Lara Nielsen “the weaver of our intellectual heartstrings.” She was nominated for Best Educator by the Macalester College Student Government in 2010, and co-edited a collection of essays last year titled Neoliberalism and Global Theatres: Performance Permutations. Last December, Nielsen was denied tenure by…

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Grand opening of Highlander celebrated

Though the Highlander has been open for business in its new location since last semester, Wednesday marked the official grand opening of the campus store.  The event, which lasted most of the day, featured a number of prizes and activities to draw students, faculty and community members into the new space. There was a series…

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