The Mac Weekly

MCSG Overseer: Climbing club appeals budget, to no avail

Margaret Moran

April 19, 2018

This week’s MCSG meeting started with a review of Climbing Club’s budget appeal. The org’s original budget request for the 2018-2019 school year was $25,920, of which the Legislative Body (LB) approved $17,280. They appe...

MCSG Overseer: Moe discusses hiring, faculty training in visit

Margaret Moran

March 22, 2018

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation by Provost and Dean of Faculty Karine Moe, who explained her role at the college and took questions from Legislative Body (LB) members. Moe, formerly an economics professor...

MCSG Overseer: Wheaton presents 2018-19 budget

Margaret Moran

March 8, 2018

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 wa...

Larger venue needed for marquee lectures

Isabella Molano

October 13, 2017

Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) met on Tuesday Oct. 10 in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom to discuss a packed agenda. Mindy Deardurff of the Career Development Center (CDC) explained a remodeling of the CDC’s approach....

MCSG Overseer: Budget deadlines lead conversation, ITS update

Malaika Rosenfeld

April 14, 2017

Shortened by an hour out of respect for those who wished to attend the Seder, this week’s MCSG meeting was brief but nonetheless left legislative body (LB) members feeling disgruntled. Owing to last week’s contentious debate ov...

MCSG Overseer: LB hears updated org budget requests; 2017-2018 school year elections discussed

March 24, 2017

In its first meeting following spring break, MCSG heard school org budget presentations. The Financial Affairs Committee recently began deciding how much money each organization will have to spend during the 2017-2018 school ye...

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

M.L. Kenney

April 29, 2016

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 insti...

Macalester Jewish Organization granted budget after two appeals

April 15, 2016

During the first hour of MCSG’s legislative body (LB) meeting this past Tuesday, April 12, MJO appealed a 50 percent cut to their budget, an appeal which had been rejected the previous week by the LB. The appeal had been inst...

Louisiana budget crisis threatens football, shows skewed priorities

March 25, 2016

I heard about the massive debt facing the state of Louisiana about a month ago, though the story has been going on for much longer than that. I came across it in February, when I was scrolling through Facebook, and saw that th...

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