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MCSG Overseer: Rosenberg addresses Fossil Free, more

Lindsay Weber

November 2, 2017

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a Q-and-A session with President Brian Rosenberg. Rosenberg took questions on various topics, including the Dean’s list, Macalester’s carbon neutrality plan, the possibility of a test-op...

Fossil-fuel divestment is essential to Macalester’s identity

The Mac Weekly

October 6, 2016

“Our investments should reflect our values. If we value urban sustainability, we must divest.” This was the message chalked outside of Carnegie Hall last Friday, calling for the Board of Trustees to divest the endowment fr...

Why Macalester must divest from fossil fuel corporations

April 2, 2015

In February of this year, Fossil Free Mac began the formal process of asking Macalester to divest our endowment from fossil fuel companies. We wrote and presented a proposal to the Social Responsibility Committee, a group of fa...

Mac students fasting in solidarity with victims of superstorm Haiyan

November 22, 2013

Monday, November 11th marked the beginning of climate negotiations at COP19, a meeting of the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change. On the first day, lead negotiator for the Philippines, Naderev (Yeb) Saño made a sobering, pa...

Power Shift conference reinspires Fossil Free Macalester

November 8, 2013

On Oct. 17, 13 Macalester students walked into the Sierra Club’s offices in Minneapolis to find cubicles already crowded with other young people­—some high school students, some students like us from colleges and universities ac...

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