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

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 the workshop host, a local artist. This allocation came from the operating fund,…

Fossil Free Mac demonstrates during Board of Trustees’ visit
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Fossil Free Mac demonstrates during Board of Trustees’ visit

Last Friday, October 7, Macalester’s pro-divestment student organization Fossil Free Mac (FFM) staged a large-scale rally while the Board of Trustees (BoT) was on campus. FFM is currently advocating for Macalester to divest its endowment of all stocks held in the Carbon Underground 200 (the world’s top 200 fossil fuel-related companies), which amounts to approximately…

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New orgs introduced, old orgs funded

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 hour. Due to the Vice Presidential debate that night, MCSG made sure to briskly but thoroughly go through…

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Fossil Free Mac divestment proposal presented to SRC

On February 3, members of Fossil Free Macalester presented their proposal for fossil fuel divestment to the Social Responsibility Committee (SRC). The campaign, which started about two and a half years ago, is asking Macalester to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry. Presenting to the SRC is the first in a series of…

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