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MCSG Overseer: LB resolves to support students with disabilities

This week’s MCSG meeting, the last of the year, featured both the outgoing Legislative Body (LB) as well as newly elected members. The LB began by voting on a resolution aiming to better support individuals with disabilities on campus. The resolution asks the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of the Provost, the Office of…

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New IIC hosts forum, discusses work ahead

On Thursday, April 18, Macalester students and faculty gathered in the Harmon Room of the DeWitt Wallace Library for a discussion about the new iteration of the Income Inequality Committee (IIC), led by Mandy Ortiz ’21. The event was held as a forum to both address the thoughts of the speakers and allow for attendees…

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Open Pantry addresses food insecurity at Mac

Did you know that Macalester has a student pantry in the basement of Kagin? Open Pantry carries nonperishable goods like pasta, beans and rice as well as basic toiletries. “The Open Pantry is a space that provides essentials to anyone with food and ‘basic need’ item insecurities,” Ariana Hones ’18, who ran Open Pantry during…

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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…

Kedir wins MCSG vice presidency in election upset
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Kedir wins MCSG vice presidency in election upset

An upset in the repeat election for the 2019–2020 MCSG Executive Board means Community Engagement Officer Fatiya Kedir ’21 will be the next MCSG Vice President and Student Services and Relations Committee (SSRC) Chair, rather than Karinna Gerhardt ’20. The repeat election was announced only a week prior to voting after one candidate filed a…

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MCSG: LB reconsiders Jewish Voices for Peace charter

Presentations of student organization charters and budgets dominated this week’s meeting of the MCSG Legislative Body (LB). The first organization to present its charter for consideration, Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP), had previously been denied a charter at a Nov. 15 MCSG meeting. At that meeting, the LB cited two main reasons for denying the…

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MCSG: Dunn on student outreach, new Title IX position

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a discussion led by Title IX and Bias Harassment Coordinator Timothy Dunn. “Now that we have got the work flow under control, now that I’m feeling comfortable in the culture here, I think the next step for me is I need to find a way to connect with the…

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MCSG Overseer: Maeda speaks on multiculturalism at Mac

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation and short discussion led by Dean of the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC) Donna Maeda. Maeda began by discussing her original vision for the IGC. “My charge was to bring the different elements of Macalester’s education mission together: internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society ……

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