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Bansal emerges as potential leader on campus
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Bansal emerges as potential leader on campus

Ask anyone who knows Pradyut Bansal ‘17–and there are many who do, as he was elected an MCSG Freshman Representative with 45.6 percent of the vote in September–and they’ll tell you he seems to be everywhere. “He’s the person that is in six places at once at all times,” said Sally French ’17, a close…

Washington wins FAC chair special election
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Washington wins FAC chair special election

With 303 out of the 572 total votes, the student body elected Ellen Washington ’14 to the Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) chair in the second special election of the semester. “I’m excited that the FAC is finally back on track,” Washington said. Washington won over two other candidates, Bassem El-Remesh ’16 and Benas Klastaitis ’15….

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This Week in MCSG

The Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) Legislative Body (LB) meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. The following is a summary of what took place at this week’s meeting, provided by the Student Services and Relations Committee. Financial Affairs Committee Allocations Approved Europa’s budget of $2,640, which will fund a screening of the Cannes Film Festival,…

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FAC Chair Zilton forced to resign

The Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) of MCSG reviews budgets from student organizations and is charged with managing the student activity fee. As the new semester begins, its own management is in a state of flux. Adinah Zilton ’14, the current FAC Chair, was recently forced to resign from her position. An election process to fill…

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MCSG grapples with additional allocations in second LB meeting

From meal plans to political student orgs, student government representatives handled a broad array of issues at MCSG’s second meeting of the year. The thorny issue of how to handle additional allocations for student orgs that failed to budget last semester drew significant attention. The Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) has had to make many additional…

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MCSG executives vote to discontinue ice rink, reallocate funds

The MCSG Executive Board voted Sunday night 4-1 to permanently close the ice rink on campus and reallocate funds dedicated to it. Student Body President Patrick Snyder ‘13 announced the decision in an email to the school on Tuesday. “While we value the serious hard work many individuals have put in to help create and…

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MCSG bylaws amended regarding survey techniques

At its last meeting of the year, the MCSG Legislative Board voted to amend its bylaws and pass a bill that would require MCSG-issued surveys to meet a 50 percent response rate before they can be considered reflective of student opinion. The Accuracy of Information Act, introduced by Audrey Kohout ‘14, was passed 15-2, clearing…

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Program Board Bill fails by a vote of eight to 16

After a lively, well-attended discussion, the MCSG Legislative Board (LB) rejected a proposed bill that would have increased funding for Program Board and lowered the amount of funding provided to student organizations by a vote of 8 to 16. Jesse Horwitz ’13 introduced the bill, entitled the Priorities in Spending Act, or colloquially, the Program…

MCSG Spring 2013 Executive Candidate Platforms
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MCSG Spring 2013 Executive Candidate Platforms

President Jeff Garcia ’14 Hello everyone! My name is Jeff Garcia, and I hope to be your next MCSG President. In my time here, I have felt that our student government has not done an adequate job representing student values in spending, outreach and activism. After leading organizations, founding a political group, and advocating civil…

Fossil fuel divestment, simplified.
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Fossil fuel divestment, simplified.

MCSG just passed a resolution stating that Macalester, in association with the Social Responsibility Committee, should begin a process to divest, or remove, the chunk of our endowment that’s invested in the fossil fuel industry.

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