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An open letter to the Macalester administration

The Mac Weekly

November 30, 2017

Editor’s note: This is a reprint of a letter distributed on Macalester’s campus earlier this week. Other students have contributed, but do not feel comfortable being acknowledged as co-writers. by Santiago Padrón, Adriana Sa...

Talking about swastikas and anti-Semitism

Emmet Hollingshead

November 30, 2017

On Nov. 16, at the invitation of the awesome Jewish (Mara Steinitz and Maxine Freedman) and Muslim (Tasneem Issa) student organizers, I spoke to those of us who gathered as members of the Macalester community to object to recent (a...

MCSG Overseer: Cafe Mac to become a study space for finals?

Hannah Catlin

November 30, 2017

As requested by the Proud Indigenous People for Education (PIPE), this week’s meeting of MCSG began with an acknowledgement that Macalester was built on stolen Dakota land. Ariana Hones ’18 announced that all meetings will no...

Ninth swastika found on campus

Jennifer Katz

November 17, 2017

On Nov. 14, Macalester Campus Security reported a swastika drawn on a poster on the first floor of Neill Hall. The hate symbol was discovered during a routine security patrol on Nov. 12 between 10:10 and 10:30 p.m. according to...

Open letter regarding racist graffiti at Macalester

The Mac Weekly

November 10, 2017

Editor’s note: The following letter was created by visiting professor Althea Sircar of the Political Science Department on Nov. 4. The Mac Weekly has agreed to publish the letter and the signatures to the letter as of print ...

Responses to hate on campus discussed

Hannah Catlin

November 10, 2017

This week’s MCSG meeting commenced with a discussion about the mission of MCSG and how representatives should respond to incidents of vandalism and hate speech on Macalester’s campus. Initially, the Legislative Body (LB)...

Another swastika found on campus

Jennifer Katz

November 2, 2017

On the evening on Oct. 27, a Macalester student found and informed Residential Life of a swastika drawn on a bulletin board in the east wing of George Draper Dayton (GDD) residence hall. Campus Security believes the swastika wa...

Multiple swastikas found drawn in Neill Hall

Jennifer Katz

October 5, 2017

Over the month of September, multiple swastikas were reportedly drawn in Neill Hall. According to campus crime logs, the offensive symbols were reported four separate times – marking bulletin boards on the first, second and fo...

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