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MPIRG referendum invalidated, new vote will be held next year
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MPIRG referendum invalidated, new vote will be held next year

After weeks of discussion, MPIRG and MCSG’s contract negotiations were postponed until the fall after a Judicial Council decision ruled this spring’s MPIRG referendum invalid due to procedural violations. MCSG President Kai Wilson ’14 explained the situation to a packed Weyerhaeuser Boardroom Tuesday night, saying the invalidation was caused by “procedural errors by the [Elections…

The MCSG Executive Board on the MPIRG budget
Opinion

The MCSG Executive Board on the MPIRG budget

As the incoming MCSG Executive Board, we are writing to inform you about the MPIRG contract that will be voted on by the MCSG Legislative Body on Tuesday, the 29th of April at 7:00PM in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom. MPIRG is a statewide non-profit that “empowers and trains students and engages the community to take collective…

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After lengthy discussion on appeals, MCSG passes 2014-15 budget: President Kai Wilson introduces three-year MPIRG contract

On Tuesday night, MCSG dealt with appeals by three student organizations who came to defend their proposed budgets to the Legislative Body, resulting in several lengthy and tense conversations. The Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) had the task to cut nearly $80,000 from the proposed budget for 2014-2015, resulting in cuts for many student organizations, including…

Opinion

Lecture Coordination Board accepting applications

If you could have one person come speak at Macalester, who would you bring? Hillary Clinton? Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie? Ira Glass? Someone else? Chances are, there’s someone that you’ve always wanted to hear speak. What if you had the chance to bring that one famous author, that famous politician or that famous scientist here to…

Opinion

Revote on the MPIRG referendum

This is not the time for a debate on whether MPIRG should receive special funding from Macalester. We need that debate, but it was supposed to happen through a referendum. Every three years, Macalester holds a referendum to let the student body decide if MCSG should continue its contract with MPIRG. Supposedly that happened through…

MCSG Elections: Datta, Beck, Lindgren, Hymoff victorious
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MCSG Elections: Datta, Beck, Lindgren, Hymoff victorious

Results from last weekend’s MSCG leadership board elections are in. During the 2014-2015 academic year Rothin Datta ’16 will serve as President, Abaki Beck ’15 will serve as Vice President and Student Services and Relations Committee Chair (SSRC) chair, James Lindgren ’15 will serve as Student Organizations Committee (SOC) chair and Ari Hymoff ’17 will…

MCSG Results, Rothin Datta ’16 Wins Presidency
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MCSG Results, Rothin Datta ’16 Wins Presidency

Rothin Datta ‘16 was elected as President of Macalester College Student Government, out of a field of five candidates. After five rounds of vote redistribution, Datta acquired a majority of votes, enough to be certified the winner of the election. Datta took an early lead, capturing a majority of the first-round votes and sustaining a…

Election Guide 2014: Candidates for President
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Election Guide 2014: Candidates for President

Traditionally, MCSG sends us biographies of the candidates for us to publish, but this year we opted to distribute our own questionnaire to all the candidates. We hope that these responses are informative and helpful as you go about making your decisions on who to vote for this year. We have chosen not to endorse…

Election Guide 2014: Candidates for SOC Chair
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Election Guide 2014: Candidates for SOC Chair

Traditionally, MCSG sends us biographies of the candidates for us to publish, but this year we opted to distribute our own questionnaire to all the candidates. We hope that these responses are informative and helpful as you go about making your decisions on who to vote for this year. We have chosen not to endorse…

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