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Gun control activists start new SDA chapter at Mac
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Gun control activists start new SDA chapter at Mac

Just one day before the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last year, Macalester students gathered in Theater 200 to share stories of how gun violence has affected their lives. The Feb. 13 event was hosted by the founders of a new Macalester chapter of Students Demand Action…

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Macalester considers updates to 50-year-old Weyerhaeuser Chapel

As Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel is approaching the 50th anniversary of its construction, it may be time for some big changes. This spring, Macalester is undertaking a feasibility study to determine the future of the building. As part of the study, all members of the Macalester community are invited to attend focus groups on March 5…

Sunrise Movement rallies at Minnesota State Capital
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Sunrise Movement rallies at Minnesota State Capital

Members of the Twin Cities hub of the Sunrise Movement attended a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Monday in support of the Minnesota Green New Deal. The event was organized by Minnesota Can’t Wait, a youth organization that champions bold climate action across the state, and co-hosted by nine other environmental and social…

Panel examines MLK beyond “I Have a Dream”
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Panel examines MLK beyond “I Have a Dream”

Religious studies professor Bill Hart and history professor Crystal Moten addressed a sizeable audience in Weyerhaeuser Chapel on Thursday night speaking about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event, titled “Beyond ‘I Have a Dream’: Exploring the Depth of Dr. King’s Work for Justice,” took place on Thursday, January 24,…

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Mac Students Volunteer as Immigration Court Observers

Last Friday, former student court observers presented on their experiences with the Human Rights Defender Project at the event How Do We Respond to the Immigration Crisis led by Kendra Roedl ’20 and Guy Chinang ’20. The program, a partnership between The Advocates for Human Rights, the University of Minnesota Law School James H. Binger…

Jinci Lu’s commitment to mental health reform
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Jinci Lu’s commitment to mental health reform

Since high school and throughout her time at Macalester, Jinci Lu ’20 has dedicated a lot of time and thought to studying mental health. “I was drawn to mental health because of personal experience with a family member who suffered from depression,” Lu said. She was interested in how different cultures handle mental health –…

Updates to mental health services from Health and Wellness Center
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Updates to mental health services from Health and Wellness Center

In the wake of Matias Sosa-Wheelock’s ’20 death by suicide last spring, The Mac Weekly came out with a special issue centered around mental health at Macalester. The issue discussed the changes the Laurie Hamre Center for Health and Wellness planned to make in order to better serve the increasing number of Macalester students seeking…

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Me Too founder to speak on campus in December

The founder of the Me Too movement is coming to Macalester. The Lectures Coordination Board (LCB) is bringing Tarana Burke, a native of The Bronx, to campus for a lecture and discussion in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom in Kagin Commons on Dec. 6. Burke first used the phrase “Me Too” to highlight the shared…

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