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Leslie Jamison reads from her award-winning book, The Empathy Exams
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Leslie Jamison reads from her award-winning book, The Empathy Exams

Weyerhauser Boardroom was packed Tuesday night as students, faculty and staff from the ACTC schools crowded in to hear author Leslie Jamison read from her newest book, The Empathy Exams. The event was co-sponsored by Macalester’s English department and the ACTC consortium, and brought Jamison back to the Twin Cities almost exactly a year after…

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Shuttle bus service between ACTC schools cancelled

The ACTC bus service will be discontinued at the end of this academic year. The bus has been shuttling students between ACTC schools for the past 30 years. The last day of bus service will be May 22. According to Vice President for Administration David Wheaton, the decision to cease the bus service came after…

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Macalester represented at LGBTQIA retreat

From October 18 to 20, the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) hosted their third annual LGBTQIA weekend retreat at Camp Friendship in Annandale. This year marked Macalester’s first participation in the event. The retreat focuses on creating a “larger support network” between and for the student leaders who attend. Items discussed each year…

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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…