The Mac Weekly

MCSG Overseer: Fossil Free considers referendum on divestment

Margaret Moran

February 7, 2019

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a presentation from Emma Harrison ’21, Emily McPhillips ’19 and Sasha Lewis-Norelle ’21 of Fossil Free Mac (FFM) – a student organization urging Macalester to divest from the fossil fu...

After midterm elections, climate fight becomes more urgent

Fossil Free Mac

November 8, 2018

In the Tuesday midterm elections, Democrats gained control of the US House and Republicans strengthened their majority in the Senate. It remains to be seen what this new balance of power will mean for U.S. climate policy over th...

A Crucial Step for the Partial Divestment Proposal

Fossil Free Mac

April 26, 2018

On the fifth of April, Fossil Free Mac heard back from Macalester’s Social Responsibility Committee (SRC) and President Brian Rosenberg regarding our proposal to place a moratorium on the $40 million the college endowment in...

Divestment proposal recommended by SRC, will go to Trustees

Hannah Catlin

April 19, 2018

After several months of deliberation, the Social Responsibility Committee (SRC) has unanimously voted to recommend Fossil Free Mac’s (FFM) proposal of a moratorium on the college’s direct private partnerships with oil and ga...

Fossil Free Mac changes tactics in fight for divestment

Gordy Moore

April 13, 2017

Building off a successful engagement during the Board of Trustees’ (BoT) visit to campus last semester, Macalester’s student divestment organization, Fossil Free Mac (FFM) will meet with the BoT’s Student Life Committee in...

Fossil Free Mac: it’s time to end private partnerships

February 17, 2017

On January 30, President Brian Rosenberg sent a statement to our community opposing the Trump administration’s recent travel ban. Then, on February 9, President Rosenberg sharply criticized the inexperience of incoming Secretary of...

This week in MCSG: Media orgs funding bill, Fossil Free Mac chartered

November 11, 2016

The MCSG meeting on November 8 was started early and conducted swiftly so that the attendees could watch the election results. First, the executives gave an update from their meeting. The biggest discussion point was the faculty me...

This week in MCSG: Two new allocations, new orgs presented

November 3, 2016

At the MCSG meeting on Tuesday, November 1, the FAC gave additional allocations to two student orgs. The first was $975 to AIPAC for an art workshop and performance event, with 29 votes in favor. Most of the money will go to th...

New orgs introduced, old orgs funded

Ryan Leopold

October 6, 2016

The most recent Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) meeting, which was held this past Tuesday evening on October 5, was much shorter than normal. Instead of being roughly two hours, the meeting ended up being only an...

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