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Mac adjusts after arrival of biggest class
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Mac adjusts after arrival of biggest class

At 621 students, the Class of 2022 is, by a significant margin, the largest in the history of Macalester College. It was not supposed to be. “The first-year class target had been 543 students, and initially we had planned to enroll seven transfer students for 550 new students,” Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid…

Class of 2021 includes QuestBridge applicants, matches recent trends
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Class of 2021 includes QuestBridge applicants, matches recent trends

Over the past few weeks 5,901 students around the country and around the world received the long-awaited news of their acceptance into Macalester’s Class of 2021. “It’s been a somewhat unusual year,” said Director of Admissions Jeffrey Allen. According to Allen, this year’s admissions process presented both unforeseen challenges and the introduction of a new…

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Going test-optional: we are lagging behind

As of October 2016, just over 50% of US News’ top 100 liberal arts colleges do not require standardized test scores. Our peer institutions such as Middlebury, Bowdoin, Colorado College, Bates, Trinity, Whitman and Gustavus Adolphus are among these schools. Macalester is not. [Editor’s note: Colorado College is test-flexible, not test-optional] In January 2015, Macalester’s…

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Macalester partners with QuestBridge to improve college access

Starting in the 2017–2018 school year, Macalester will join its Minnesota peer Carleton and 36 other colleges and universities around the country as a partner with the QuestBridge program. This decision, recently solidified during this semester’s Board of Trustees (BoT) visit to campus, is a first for Macalester, which has not partnered with any similar…

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David Wheaton talks next year’s budget, financial state of Mac

Following a presentation of the 2016-17 budget to MCSG on Tuesday, April 19, The Mac Weekly met with David Wheaton, Vice President for Administration and Finance, on Wednesday, April 27 to discuss pressures on higher-ed institutions, the admissions office, tuition rate, compensation, effects on programming and the strategic plan. TMW: At the moment Macalester is…

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On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

ST. PAUL Ford plant redevelopment plans move forward St. Paul officials and developers have extensive plans for the site of the former Ford assembly plant in Highland Park. The plant, which closed in 2011, was finally fully demolished this summer, and the 122 acre site is nearly ready to be shaped into an important part…

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