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Voices preparing awareness events

This October, the student organization Voices on Mental Health is expanding its effort to combat the stigma on campus connected to suicide. As part of its observation of Mental Health Awareness Month, the group, informally known as Voices, is set to sponsor a series of events that all emphasize coping with grief after suicide. “We…

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FAC chair-elect resigns

In February, Sasha Mochida ’19 mounted a successful write-in campaign to be elected Financial Affairs Chair (FAC) for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. Now — just a month-and-a-half after her victory and five months before she could take office — Mochida has resigned. Mochida informed Macalester Director of Campus Operations Joan Maze, MCSG President Merrit…

MCSG Executive Board candidates present platforms to campus
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MCSG Executive Board candidates present platforms to campus

Correction: The print version and an earlier web version of this article misstated the position Johannes Davies ’18 is campaigning for as the Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) Chair . Davies is a candidate for the Student Organizations Committee Chair, not the FAC Chair. The Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) Executive Board elections will be held…

MSCG committees set goals for new year
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MSCG committees set goals for new year

MCSG’s semester is in full swing. Voting decisions on constitutional bylaws and the omnibus bill were moved to next week, on October 6. The meeting commenced with the chartering of the new Vietnamese Cultural Club. Requirements for student assemblies and forums were debated, but not finalized. A Community Chest request to fund a member of…

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A call for true democracy: The administration and MCSG

My friend and colleague, Adinah Zilton, was forced to resign as Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) Chair about two weeks ago. She “resigned” (was kicked out) because of her poor academic performance last semester while going through an unhealthy relationship. In last week’s The Mac Weekly, Adinah wrote a stunning op-ed regarding her forced resignation from…

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MCSG grapples with additional allocations in second LB meeting

From meal plans to political student orgs, student government representatives handled a broad array of issues at MCSG’s second meeting of the year. The thorny issue of how to handle additional allocations for student orgs that failed to budget last semester drew significant attention. The Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) has had to make many additional…

MCSG adds Zilton, Dehler
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MCSG adds Zilton, Dehler

Macalester students voted in the MCSG executive runoff election last Friday – a 24% turnout.  Matt Dehler ‘14  was elected Program Board Chair by a 52.9% – 46.7% margin, and classmate Adinah Zilton ’14 was voted Financial Affair Committee (FAC) Chair 51.3% – 46.5%. Zilton faced Jake Kunkel ’14 for leadership of the committee that…