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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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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…

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