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Campus political pundit Elliott Averett predicts MCSG president
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Campus political pundit Elliott Averett predicts MCSG president

Elliott Averett ’15, political science major and campus politics watcher took to his blog, sagebrushscot.blogspot.com, to put his academic and campus knowledge to the test and make some predictions for the upcoming MCSG presidential election. Too see full predictions, visit his blog. TMW: You have created a set of predictions for the coming MCSG Presidential…

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Rick Beckel for MCSG President

Over the past four years, I have had the pleasure of working with countless student leaders on and off campus and have been inspired by the insatiable desire of students to make this campus a better place for everyone. As I reflect on the upcoming MCSG Presidential Elections, I consider Rick Beckel the candidate most…

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MCSG candidates bring varied platforms to debate

At Tuesday night’s debate, about 40 students gathered to hear MCSG candidates discuss big on-campus issues. This year’s election is unusual, with five presidential candidates, three of whom are currently abroad. Of the 11 presidential and vice presidential candidates competing in this weekend’s election, only six were present Tuesday. Candidates spoke candidly about the disconnect…

Election Guide 2014: Candidates for Vice President
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Election Guide 2014: Candidates for Vice 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: AAC Chair
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Election Guide 2014: AAC 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…

Opinion

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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