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News

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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MCSG amendment addresses eligiblity requirements

Macalester College Student Government passed a new amendment recognizing representatives’ duty to understand the leadership eligibility requirements outlined in the Student Handbook last Tuesday with a 17-6 vote, just exceeding the two-thirds minimum for an amendment. President Kai Wilson ’14 drafted the amendment in response to the Community Forum on Nov. 14, where students expressed…

Opinion

MCSG removals disrespect the liberal arts experience

I’m in my fifth (and final) year at the University of Minnesota’s Morris campus. I have a fascination with communities surrounding higher education and, as a result, I read a lot of college student newspapers. Since I began reading The Mac Weekly last spring, it’s painted a detailed picture of a fascinating community not dissimilar…

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Spirited community forum discusses MCSG removals, probation

As Bassem El-Remesh ’16 spoke into the microphone at this past Thursday night’s community forum on recent MCSG resignations and suspensions, supportive snaps echoed through Kagin Ballroom. “I believe that the only people who are allowed to decide my eligibility to serve or not are the students,” El-Remesh said. “I don’t get why anyone other…

News

Sophomore class waits for results of MCSG special election

Update: Results are in, and Nandita Elijah is the winner with 52.25% of the vote in the final round. Harrisonford Fauni came in second with 47.75% of the vote in the final round. After ballots for the third special election of the semester closed Monday night, sophomores had to wait an unexpected two more days…

Opinion

Dear Class of 2016

As your current, previous, and future MCSG class representatives for the 2013-2014 academic year, we are writing to address many questions you might have about the current status of your elected representatives. We have sensed a lot of confusion about the number of special elections that have been held, and would like to clear up…

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Mixed reaction amongst students to Take Back MCSG Week

Last week’s Take Back MCSG events were met with mixed responses from the student body and representatives of Macalester College Student Government. “We had mixed results,” Vice President Rothin Datta ’16 said. “I think the week did well. The events that mattered—the root beer floats with representatives and chill with executives outside—went really well.” Both…

Opinion

Batman versus the counterpunch

As a Managing Editor who stays in the office late into layout every Wednesday night, I have the repeated pleasure of editing Richard Raya’s opinion pieces. They never lack in enthusiasm, both in content and style. Nevertheless, Raya and I come from very different intellectual backgrounds, and I feel compelled to chime into the debate…

MCSG aims to build campus connections with “Take Back MCSG Week”
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MCSG aims to build campus connections with “Take Back MCSG Week”

Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) representatives reached out to the student body to improve accessibility this week under the title “Take Back MCSG Week”. The legislative body created Take Back MCSG Week to provide students a way to “learn more about their student government and…to take a more active and informed role in MCSG,” Rep….

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