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DML Land Acknowledgement created this summer

We ask that you take a moment to honor that we are on Dakota land. Macalester is situated on the ancestral homeland of the Dakota people, particularly the Sisseton and Wahpeton bands, who were forcibly exiled from the land because of aggressive and persistent settler colonialism. We make this acknowledgement to honor the Dakota people,…

Guante Performs at Mac’s September Slam
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Guante Performs at Mac’s September Slam

On Sept. 29, MacSlams—Macalester’s slam poetry organization—hosted its first preliminary poetry competition. It was the first time this year that poets have been able to perform their work for an audience and the featured guest was poet Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre. Typically hosted in the Loch, there are three qualifying poetry slams during the semester…

Pollinator Path launches to promote sustainability
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Pollinator Path launches to promote sustainability

Standing in front of the prairie behind the Olin-Rice Science Center on September 12, two students – Collin Dobie ’19, dressed in a beekeeping suit, and Aubrey Arnt ’21, wearing a bee costume – officially inaugurated Macalester’s new Pollinator Path. The Pollinator Path is a Sustainability Office initiative to create a map outlining the eight…

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The Health and Wellness Center: From Condoms to Counseling

by Por Eiamkamchanali By the time each Macalester class graduates up to 90 percent of the students will have visited the Health and Wellness Center. The Center provides students with a wide array of services, including short-term counseling, primary medical care, athletic trainer visits, psychiatric appointments and medical and counseling triage. “If students are not…

Way Back at Mac: Sheep! Our Scottish roots
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Way Back at Mac: Sheep! Our Scottish roots

Where could you find bagpipers, sheep herding and Scottish Highland dance competitions in the ’70s? You did not have to go all the way to Scotland. Try the Macalester Scottish Fair, an annual on-campus celebration that featured the best of Scottish music, dance, art and sport. Beginning in May 1972, the fair drew thousands of…

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