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Macalester debates recording policy

Macalester debates recording policy

This is an extended version of the story that ran in the print edition of The Mac Weekly on Feb. 2. On Jan. 25, 2018, Macalester’s Education Policy and Guidance council (EPAG) met for a preliminary discussion of a proposed new policy on audiovisual recordings in Macalester classrooms. The policy was written last fall by…


Debate over library entrepreneurship space continues

By Jennifer Katz and Hamzah Yaacob Members of the Macalester community gathered in the Harmon Room on Thursday April 13 for a presentation, followed by a question and answer session about upcoming changes to the second floor of the DeWitt Wallace Library. This meeting was the latest in a series of exchanges between library administrators…

Letters from Carrigan, Sports

In Defense of the Conservative Athlete

We currently live in a country that is more politically polarized than it has been in quite some time. According to The New York Times, 50 percent of liberals and 66 percent and conservatives, respectively, view the opposing party as threatening to the United States. Political polarization is described in the same way as natural…


Democalypse 2016: CNN’s GOP debate

I’d like to start out this edition by thanking the Macalester community for the overwhelmingly supportive response to my first article. I didn’t expect such a positive reception, especially from my Democratic peers and I’m very happy to have initiated some sort of discussion through a conservative lens on such a liberal campus. Wednesday night…


MCSG candidates bring varied platforms to debate

At Tuesday night’s debate, about 40 students gathered to hear MCSG candidates discuss big on-campus issues. This year’s election is unusual, with five presidential candidates, three of whom are currently abroad. Of the 11 presidential and vice presidential candidates competing in this weekend’s election, only six were present Tuesday. Candidates spoke candidly about the disconnect…