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Budgeting changes for 2013-2014
News

Budgeting changes for 2013-2014

With additional reporting by Luke Gehman, staff writer. Macalester’s budget for the 2013-2014 school year will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval at their meeting on May 17. Planning for this budget would have usually included making projections for several years in the future. This year David Wheaton, the Vice President for…

Opinion

“No” to Mac fossil fuel divestment

Of all the human activities that contribute to the warming of our planet, perhaps none contributes as much as our burning of fossil fuels. It thus makes perfect sense that we at Macalester should focus our efforts on trying to curb their consumption as we try to halt climate change. There are many ways for us to do this, and most of them are strategies I support. However, I want to focus here on one that I do not: divestment.

News

Strategic Planning Committee holds forum, elicits feedback on governance

One of the first steps in a process that could significantly alter the institutional direction of Macalester up to twelve years from now occurred this week. Last Thursday’s listening and feedback session in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom marked another important milestone in the strategic planning process put in motion by President Brian Rosenberg and the planning…

Fossil fuel divestment, simplified.
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Fossil fuel divestment, simplified.

MCSG just passed a resolution stating that Macalester, in association with the Social Responsibility Committee, should begin a process to divest, or remove, the chunk of our endowment that’s invested in the fossil fuel industry.