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Way Back at Mac: Top Secret! A Look into Macalester and the FBI
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Way Back at Mac: Top Secret! A Look into Macalester and the FBI

In our world of location tracking, Facebook privacy breaches and webcam security concerns, it is sometimes interesting to consider what the government (and Mark Zuckerberg) doesn’t know about us. We may never know. However, I recently discovered that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) FBI has files on Macalester College within their archives, collected between…

Students Mobilize to increase student input for proposed new building
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Students Mobilize to increase student input for proposed new building

Maddie Schumacher ’19 did not receive an invitation to a student input meeting regarding a new Master Plan for Macalester Residential Life. They’re not alone. The email invite to the Wednesday, April 17 meeting was only sent to first-year and sophomore students. “Why was this only sent to underclassmen? Because they live in [Residential] Life….

President Rosenberg to Retire in May 2020
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President Rosenberg to Retire in May 2020

At precisely 9:30 a.m., on Monday, April 8, a message from President Brian Rosenberg made its way into the email inboxes of students, staff and faculty. “I write to share the news that I will be concluding my service as President of Macalester College on May 31, 2020,” Rosenberg wrote. “I am making this announcement…

Sexual violence-related graffiti found on campus buildings
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Sexual violence-related graffiti found on campus buildings

Please be advised, this story contains discussion of sexual violence and vulgarity. Graffiti reading “expel rapists,” “fuck rapists” and “support survivors” was found on campus early on the morning of Monday, April 1 — the first day of national Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The markings were spray-painted across the exterior walls of the Dewitt Wallace…

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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