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College apparel purchasing code of conduct under scrutiny after SRC meeting

On the Friday before spring break, the Social Responsibility Committee (SRC) voted on a proposal to amend Macalester’s guidelines for purchasing apparel in response to recent factory accidents in Bangladesh. The proposal, authored by members of MPIRG’s Economic Justice Task Force and United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), recommended amendments to Macalester’s Apparel Purchasing Code of…

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Follett hires back Carey Starr after campaign from professors, administrators

Three weeks before Thanksgiving break, Macalester’s textbook manager Carey Starr was fired from the Highlander by Follett, the textbook purchasing company that Macalester contracted to provide the college’s textbook services in 2012. By Thanksgiving Day, Starr was reinstated into her former position, which she held for 26 years, with little communication from Follett and no…

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Follett fires Highlander textbook manager

The end of last month marked the one-year anniversary of Macalester’s contract with Follett Corporation, one of the largest textbook providers in the country. The decision to use the company’s services came along with the move to the new Highlander store in Lampert, a momentous occasion in the school’s history that marked the first “official”…

Student calls in attempted burglarly at Highlander store Sunday night
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Student calls in attempted burglarly at Highlander store Sunday night

Campus security officials were notified of an attempted burglary at the Highlander bookstore Sunday night around 10 p.m. The incident was first reported by a student who called campus security after observing broken glass and signs that someone had tampered with the lock on the exterior door facing Snelling Ave. Glass on the front door…

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Grand opening of Highlander celebrated

Though the Highlander has been open for business in its new location since last semester, Wednesday marked the official grand opening of the campus store.  The event, which lasted most of the day, featured a number of prizes and activities to draw students, faculty and community members into the new space. There was a series…