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MCSG Overseer: Student Government Debates On-Campus Housing

This week’s meeting of MCSG included a presentation from the Strategic Planning and Analysis Committee (SPA), the group responsible for performing preliminary research on pressing campus issues. During the 2018-19 academic year, the group is tasked with researching the potential advantages and disadvantages of increasing the amount of student housing available. The issue is of…

Living off-campus for the first time: the pros and cons
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Living off-campus for the first time: the pros and cons

As the new year begins, many juniors find themselves living off-campus for the first time. This living situation can be very different from the well-known on-campus residential experience Macalester students share their first two years. While living off-campus is not required, many students enjoy the financial advantage that living off-campus provides. Cameron Hill ’19 cited…

Proposed Snelling developments to accommodate growing population
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Proposed Snelling developments to accommodate growing population

More large apartment buildings might be coming soon to Macalester’s surrounding neighborhood. Plans have been submitted to build a five-story condominium and a 60-unit apartment complex at two separate locations along Snelling Avenue. Snelling and St. Clair The proposed mixed-use development will be built on a lot diagonally opposite from the southeasternmost end of campus,…

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Coco Du promoted to Director of Residential Life

On June 1st, Coco Du, Associate Director of Residential Life, will start working as the Director of Residential Life. She will supervise the Residential Life staff, offer support to students, and oversee campus-wide initiatives such as sustainability in residence halls. Du started working at Macalester in June 2012. She has been an Associate Director for…

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Ask The Weekly with Colleen Loranger – 2/27/15

I am a sophomore and I’m getting caught up in all of this off-campus house searching flurry. I feel external pressure, like I have to figure it out, but it also seems so early and I don’t know how to make it all work and I’m not even sure who I want to live with!…

Owner of 1721 Princeton still in negotiations with Macalester
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Owner of 1721 Princeton still in negotiations with Macalester

As of Wednesday, the new owner of 1721 Princeton was still in tentative purchasing negotiations with Macalester. The leaders of the preservation effort said in a recent post on their Facebook page that negotiations are ongoing and they are still hopeful for a positive resolution. On Tuesday, Nov. 25, the Housing and Land Use Committee…

Organizers rally to save historic Tangletown house from demolition
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Organizers rally to save historic Tangletown house from demolition

Longtime Macalester philosophy professor Henry West and his wife, Patricia, lived at 1721 Princeton Avenue for 42 years. Macalester’s High Winds fund purchased the property in the early 1970s, and in 1972, sold it to West. Included in the sale was a right of first refusal clause, which gave the college the first right to…

Opinion

Transgender-inclusive changes at Mac

If you’ve been to the second floor of the library lately, you may have noticed something different: while before you were limited to one bathroom labeled “men” and one labeled “women,” now all people, regardless of their sex or gender identity, can enjoy either of the all-gender bathrooms. Over the summer, bathrooms were also converted…

Get it while it lasts: the Macalester housing market
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Get it while it lasts: the Macalester housing market

Spring semester is a stressful time given the scramble to find summer internships, final exams and the search for housing. For first-years, this can be particularly difficult. Having never gone through the housing process, it could cause them a good deal of anxiety Sierra Pancoast ’17, current first-year and future RA, agreed. “For me, Res…

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