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Come rally on Earth Day

Earth Day is on Monday, April 22, and the Clean Energy and Jobs coalition is hosting a lobby day and rally to show Minnesota’s state legislators the importance of increasing the renewable energy standard to make our state more sustainable and energy independent. The campaign answers Governor Dayton’s call to establish Minnesota’s sustainable energy future…

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The detrimental effects of macdix.tumblr.com on our community

When I met some of my friends for dinner last week, our casual conversation turned to an unanticipated topic—a website called macdix.tumblr.com. As the name suggests, the site features photos of penises of a number of Macalester students. A quick Google search with slang names for other sexual organs at Mac will leave you all…

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A feminist’s growth at Macalester

When I was called a feminist my junior year of high school, I was shocked, upset and embarrassed. To me, a feminist was a crunchy granola, Birkenstock-wearing, unshaven bra-burner of the 70s. In her bygone era she (because logically men could not be feminists), of course, was important. For a kid of the 90s she…

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An explanation of Macalester’s Endowment from the SERC

In our recent survey to the student body, 84 percent of students self-rated their understanding of our endowment as poor to very poor and over 90 percent indicated that they wanted to learn more. The nuances of an endowment are illegible to most, because the specific mechanisms for accruing profit from our endowment are incredibly…

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Community leaders call for a stand against Wells Fargo

As representatives of community organizations working for social justice in Minnesota, we were looking forward to meeting with you and KWOC students this past Monday to discuss Macalester’s banking relationship with Wells Fargo. We are disappointed that it was canceled and are using this letter to convey some of the information we had planned to share with you at the meeting.

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“No” to Mac fossil fuel divestment

Of all the human activities that contribute to the warming of our planet, perhaps none contributes as much as our burning of fossil fuels. It thus makes perfect sense that we at Macalester should focus our efforts on trying to curb their consumption as we try to halt climate change. There are many ways for us to do this, and most of them are strategies I support. However, I want to focus here on one that I do not: divestment.

MCSG Spring 2013 Executive Candidate Platforms
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MCSG Spring 2013 Executive Candidate Platforms

President Jeff Garcia ’14 Hello everyone! My name is Jeff Garcia, and I hope to be your next MCSG President. In my time here, I have felt that our student government has not done an adequate job representing student values in spending, outreach and activism. After leading organizations, founding a political group, and advocating civil…

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Reasons why we give

As the Senior Class Gift (SCG) committee members begin to talk to fellow seniors about participating in the Class of 2013 SCG, we hope you understand why we are filling your inbox with emails, saying hello to you in the Mac the Scot costume, and planning cool events like a Surly Brewery tour.

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