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Improving MCSG vote turnout

Turnout for student government elections sucks. The last round of elections, for FAC and Program Board Chair, boasted a pitiful 26% voter turnout. Don’t like it? Here are five ways to fix it. 1) Open the dorms. I get it. Nobody likes getting a knock on their door from a campaign volunteer. But in the…

MCSG passes resolution on faculty diversity
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MCSG passes resolution on faculty diversity

On Tuesday night, Weyerhauser boardroom filled with students and staff coming to show support for the resolution “A Call to Increase the Diversity of Faculty,” which was proposed by Merita Bushi ’14 and Alvin Kim ’14. Students filled chairs in the back of the room and sat on the floor and behind the representatives’ tables….

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Naz wins PB chair, Kim wins unopposed election for FAC chair, Voter turnout on par with recent years, but overall candidate pool lower

With about 26 percent voter turnout, Jennie Kim ’15 won an unopposed election for Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) chair and Sana Naz ’16 won Program Board (PB) chair with 320 to the 197 votes received by challenger Erin Slater ’15. Vice President Rothin Datta ’16 wrote in an email that the elections during this time…

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MCSG passes resolution seeking to make Mac a safe space for TGI students

On Tuesday, MCSG passed a resolution that will hold Macalester accountable for providing a safe and inclusive environment for students who identify as transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming (TGI). Authored by Samuel Doten and introduced by Doten, Dan Bomberg, Oliver Schminkey, and Amy McMeeking, the resolution directly addresses expressed concerns of TGI students. “This resolution…

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MCSG debates allocations, bylaws: Spirited discussion over Hegemonocle funding

At their weekly Tuesday night meeting, the Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) legislative body (LB) focused this week on additional budget allocations for certain student organizations and approving general bylaws for the legislative body. Outing Club, FIA*STARSA, Active Minds, and the Asian Pacific Awareness Month were among the student organizations requesting additional allocations. The body…

MCSG Executive Elections: Candidate Biographies
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MCSG Executive Elections: Candidate Biographies

On March 1 and 2, MCSG will hold elections for next year’s Program Board Chair and Financial Affairs Committee Chair. Elections for other positions will be held later in the semester. Sana Naz ’16: PB Chair My name is Sana and I hope to be your Program Board Chair for the coming semester. I have…

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MCSG debates eligiblity rules

At the MCSG meeting on Feb. 4, the question of whether or not to suspend certain bylaws sparked debate. These bylaws prevent students planning to study abroad during spring semester from running for positions on the Program Board and the Financial Affairs Committee (FAC). Student Body President Kai Wilson ’14 argued that the bylaws should…

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MCSG executives anticipate a smoother semester

Editor’s Note: News Editor Joe Klein ’16 was not involved in this story’s production. Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) has been through a number of unanticipated transitions this year. Sophomore Representatives Joe Klein ’16 and Samuel Doten ’16 were suspended from their positions on the Legislative Body for the fall semester. In late September, Financial…

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