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Dean’s List passed, Mac First Aid recieves $24k

This week’s MCSG meeting began with Community Engagement Officer Meera Singh ’19 introducing a proposal to host a student mental health forum – which would offer students an opportunity to discuss the state of mental health services at the college – later in the semester. Singh’s suggestion received a positive response from some members of…

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MCSG Overseer: Increased access to administration?

This week’s meeting of MCSG began with a presentation by Mara Steinitz ’18 and Malik Earle ’18, who proposed a new initiative to connect Macalester students to the College’s administration in response to November’s Walk-In. Steinitz said that the Walk-In seemed like the first space created for students to speak openly regarding frustrations that they…

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MCSG Overseer: Semester Kickoff

This week’s MCSG meeting, the first of the spring semester, began with a recap of the fall semester’s initiatives and accomplishments and outlined the Legislative Body’s [LB] plans moving forward. Program Board chair Michelle Buse ’18 presented on the Program Board (PB) budget from last semester. Program Board was allotted $68,000 for the semester –…

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Board considers funding free menstrual products

This week’s MCSG meeting commenced with the now-official weekly moment of reflection on the stolen Dakota land Macalester is built on. MCSG Vice President Ariana Hones ’18 framed the moment with the Trump administration’s recent decision to reduce the formerly-indigenous land dedicated to the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments in Utah. “Land that…

Trustees approve theater plans, set goals for coming year
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Trustees approve theater plans, set goals for coming year

Macalester’s Board of Trustees met for the first time this academic year on Oct. 5 and 6. They voted to move construction on the new theater and dance building ahead and outlined a number of goals for the upcoming year. First, the big-ticket items: Jerry Crawford ’71, Chair of the Board of Trustees, wrote in…

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Saint Paul teachers call for Macalester tax contribution

Erik Brandt has been teaching English at Harding High School in St. Paul since graduating from Macalester in 1995. Twice, he has been a finalist for Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year award – and over the summer, he had a message for his alma mater. Brandt’s article “An open letter to Macalester College (and its…

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On Zabumba and the budgeting process

In response to last week’s staff editorial regarding MCSG’s drastic cuts to The Mac Weekly’s budget, we at Zabumba feel compelled to add our voice to the cross-campus call for a more responsive and respectful org budgeting process. Zabumba, like many orgs on campus, faced significant budget cuts for unclear reasons. Thankfully, the needed funding…

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MCSG works on resolution to fund summer internships

Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) is working on a resolution which would allow students to get free credits for internships done over the summer. The resolution would also allow students to apply for financial aid to fund internship opportunities that might be out of their price range normally. Jolena Zabel ’16, a junior representative for…

Opening the Community Treasure Chest
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Opening the Community Treasure Chest

For the past two years, MCSG’s Community Chest program has afforded students not affiliated with any official organization the chance to fund their own projects with money from the student activity fee. However, two years into this program many students are still not aware of this opportunity. “Basically it’s this fund that people can apply…