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Faculty respond to plan to remove more library books
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Faculty respond to plan to remove more library books

The DeWitt Wallace Library is reviewing several thousand books for potential removal from college’s collection in the coming months, reigniting conversations over the library’s future and its role in the college’s broader mission. The books targeted for withdrawal were published between 1993 and 1998, have not been checked out in the last fifteen years, are…

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Mock Trial teams head to Illinois for regional competition

Two Macalester Mock Trial teams have qualified for the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS). If they succeed, the teams will advance to the national championship. The ORCS are held in eight different cities across the country. Macalester’s teams will attend the ORCS in Geneva, IL from March 16-18. The top six teams from each ORCS…

O’Gara’s building to undergo major renovations, add apartments
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O’Gara’s building to undergo major renovations, add apartments

The building housing O’Gara’s Bar and Grill, a family-owned Union Park neighborhood landmark for 77 years, will soon be demolished and rebuilt to include a new apartment complex with a smaller version of the restaurant on the ground floor. The restaurant has expanded significantly over its nearly eight decades at the corner of Selby and…

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MCSG Overseer: Wheaton presents 2018-19 budget

A presentation by Vice President of Administration and Finance David Wheaton dominated this week’s MCSG meeting. Wheaton discussed the College’s financial status and the budget for the 2018-2019 school year. The budget was built by the Task Force on the Budget (TFOB) group between October and February, and then approved by senior staff. “Revenue from…

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Timothy Dunn discusses new Title IX position

Title IX and Bias Harassment Coordinator Timothy Dunn (he/him/his) The Mac Weekly: How are you enjoying your time at Macalester so far? Timothy Dunn: As you can imagine, it’s kind of a difficult introduction because my first week started Feb. 12. That said, I got to see an impressive side of this community come together…

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Dean’s List passed, Mac First Aid recieves $24k

This week’s MCSG meeting began with Community Engagement Officer Meera Singh ’19 introducing a proposal to host a student mental health forum – which would offer students an opportunity to discuss the state of mental health services at the college – later in the semester. Singh’s suggestion received a positive response from some members of…

Students protest Ben Shapiro appearance at UMN St. Paul campus
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Students protest Ben Shapiro appearance at UMN St. Paul campus

On the evening of Monday, Feb. 26, a small group of University of Minnesota (UMN) students gathered outside the St. Paul Student Center to protest the presence of right-wing media personality Ben Shapiro, who was delivering a presentation inside. The protest, coined Ban Ben Shapiro, was organized by Students for a Democratic Society at UMN…

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Obama EPA administrator to visit Mac

Gina McCarthy, the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Obama, will visit Macalester to deliver a lecture on March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Alexander G. Kagin Ballroom. McCarthy, who headed the EPA from July 2013 through the end of Obama’s second term and currently teaches public health at Harvard,…

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Fred Swaniker to speak at 2018 commencement

Macalester’s 2018 commencement address will be delivered by acclaimed education entrepreneur Fred Swaniker ’99. Swaniker is the founder of four pan-African development organizations: African Leadership Academy, African Leadership Network, Global Leadership Adventures and African Leadership University, focused on educational access and opportunity. Swaniker, who majored in economics at Macalester, went on to earn his MBA…

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Wheaton discusses 1661 Grand property at Forum

The second Cornerstone Forum, held on the evening of Tuesday Feb. 27, featured Vice President of Administration and Finance David Wheaton in the Harmon Room of the DeWitt Wallace Library. The forums – organized by Mara Steinitz ’18 and Malik Earle ’18 – are meetings that aim to promote conversation between students and administrators. Wheaton,…

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