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Macalester explores flexibility of disability accommodations
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Macalester explores flexibility of disability accommodations

On Tuesday, April 2, Macalester Disability Services sponsored Radical MacACCESS, a series of events exploring the experiences of people with disabilities at Macalester. The day began at 10:00 a.m. with a lecture from educational studies professor Brad Belbas in the Smail Gallery of Olin-Rice. Belbas discussed the benefits of technology as an assistive aid to…

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New Disability Services director to start by July

Macalester has chosen its next new Director of Disability Services and will likely announce its hire for the position by the end of the semester. The office of Student Affairs hosted the three finalists for the position – Melissa P. Malen, Melissa Fletcher and Shammah J. Bermudez – at the college in late March. Students…

Disability Services leaves students at crossroads
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Disability Services leaves students at crossroads

In contrast to the loud decor of the Kagin Commons, sits the Disability Services office. You’d be forgiven for not knowing that it’s there. Despite its geographic isolation, Disability Services has been busy. As of Jan. 2018, 247 students were receiving accommodations, 157 of them for psychological needs.

Academic accommodations provide tools for learning
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Academic accommodations provide tools for learning

“Academic accommodations are tools; they remove the barriers so that students can fully participate and demonstrate their knowledge,” said was Robin Hart Ruthenbeck, Assistant Dean of Students and Disability Services Coordinator at Macalester. Hart Ruthenbeck helps provide students with the resources and classroom accommodations they need to be successful students. Accommodations at Macalester come in…