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Org budget appeals lead to 3 hour MCSG epic

The topic of this week’s MCSG meeting was student organization budget appeals. Nine groups — International Studies Club, Bad Comedy, Mac SUPER, Mactivists, Mac Slams, Afrika, BLAC, Physics & Astronomy Club and Outing Club — attended the meeting in hopes of acquiring more money for next year’s programming. Before the appeals began in earnest, the…

MCSG Overseer: LB debates Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Board
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MCSG Overseer: LB debates Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Board

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from a potential new student group, Sunrise Movement at Macalester. “Sunrise is a climate org,” Dakota McKnight ’22 said. “We work specifically about political involvement and getting students involved in climate activism. Specifically, we focus on climate justice both at the local and national level.” Sunrise Movement…

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MCSG Overseer: Wheaton discusses budget, 2023 admissions

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from Vice President of Administration and Finance David Wheaton. Wheaton discussed the college’s projected budget and expenditures for next year, along with admissions prospects for the Class of 2023. Wheaton gave the same presentation to faculty on Feb. 11 and in a public forum on Feb. 13….

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MCSG Overseer: Bradley discusses changes in Health & Wellness

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students DeMethra Bradley. The presentation’s main focus was the changes that have been made at the Laurie Hamrie Health and Wellness Center, which has increased their number of counselors, extended counseling hours, and added group counseling sessions since the start…

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MCSG Overseer: Responses to campus hate speech discussed

This week’s MCSG meeting was centered on a discussion of how the Legislative Body (LB) should address the recent acts of hate speech on campus. President Malik Mays ’19 presented the LB with several ideas. One of those ideas was to send out a series of statements drafted by MCSG representatives expressing their support for…

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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…

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MCSG Overseer: Mac Rocketry launches effort for official charter

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from James Cannon ’20, Maya Wills ’21 and Alyssa Bulatek ’20 on their new student group: High-Power Rocketry at Macalester, or “Mac Rocketry.” Mac Rocketry formed after the physics department sent out an email in the spring of 2017 to its majors asking if there would be…

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MCSG Overseer: Consent is Mac town hall planned for November

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a presentation by the Health Promotion student staff members Hallie Kircher-Henning ’19, KP Blake-Leibowitz ’19 and Malia Becker ’20 about the Consent is Mac Town Hall event planned for November 1. “What we want to do is create a community space where folks feel like they can come and express…

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MCSG Overseer: Faculty to undergo inclusive classroom training

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a discussion of the changes that the Legislative Body (LB) plans to make during the 2018-2019 academic year to better connect with the entirety of the student body – especially students of color. Leading the discussion, MCSG president Malik Mays ’19 expressed an interest in cultivating a stronger relationship…

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MCSG Overseer: Campus committees, DACA discussed

by Adriana Saso-Graves [email protected] Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) convened for the third time this year on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom. The meeting began with an icebreaker and continued in the usual fashion. Vice President and Student Services and Relations Chair Ariana Hones ’18 proposed dedicating a day in October to menstruation…