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MCSG Overseer: Climbing club appeals budget, to no avail

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 appealed for a further $21,600. Climbing Club co-Presidents Mikayla Brunner ’21 and Andrew Padgett ’21 attended the meeting and made their…

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MCSG Overseer: Moe discusses hiring, faculty training in visit

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, is in her 23rd year at Macalester. As provost, she oversees the library, the Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC),…

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MCSG Overseer: Wheaton presents 2018-19 budget

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 was built by the Task Force on the Budget (TFOB) group between October and February, and then approved by senior staff. “Revenue from…

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Larger venue needed for marquee lectures

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. Specifically, she talked about changing the model to be more accessible and relevant to students today. This would include divisional support,…

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MCSG Overseer: Budget deadlines lead conversation, ITS update

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 over whether or not orgs that had submitted their budgets late should be allowed to appeal, the topic came…

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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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Macalester Jewish Organization granted budget after two appeals

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 instituted due to the org’s failure to use the budgeting program Checkbook during the school…

MCSG: Addressing The Mac Weekly and the budgeting process
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MCSG: Addressing The Mac Weekly and the budgeting process

Last week The Mac Weekly published the staff editorial “The Mac Weekly responds to MCSG’s budgeting.” We believe many aspects of MCSG’s budgeting process were misrepresented. The purpose of this article is to publicly inform students about the misrepresentation and to offer some clarity into MCSG’s budgeting process. There was a misunderstanding between the Financial…

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