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Put your vote where your mouth is

Last time we did this elections thing, 493 of you voted. That was back in February when we elected Program Board and Financial Affairs Committee Chairs. 493 people. That’s about 25 percent of the student body.

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Divestment foremost an opportunity to lead

In an otherwise stagnant national and international discourse on climate change, there has been a groundswell of grassroots student action to push the conversation in new directions. Last Tuesday, Fossil Free Mac (one of over 300 similar student coalitions across the country) proposed a resolution to our student government that calls upon Macalester College and the Social Responsibility Committee “to initiate a process to explore socially and fiscally responsible divestment from the fossil fuel industry.”

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MCSG votes to implement block budgeting for student orgs

At their meeting last Tuesday, the MCSG Legislative Board passed a restructured financial code that alters how chartered student organizations are funded. The new plan, which is effective immediately, shifts the current funding system from detailed, itemized budgets to a system of block budgeting. Under the previous budgeting process, organizations would plan events and estimate…

MCSG, K.P. Hong supporters call for greater transparency on staff cuts
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MCSG, K.P. Hong supporters call for greater transparency on staff cuts

MCSG made its position on staffing cuts official during the most recent Legislative Body meeting on March 12. The resolution, “In Opposition to Staffing Cuts in Critical Areas on Campus,” states, “MCSG calls on Macalester College to consider fundraising for crucial student needs commensurate with increasing demand.” The resolution was approved in response to the…

MCSG adds Zilton, Dehler
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MCSG adds Zilton, Dehler

Macalester students voted in the MCSG executive runoff election last Friday – a 24% turnout.  Matt Dehler ‘14  was elected Program Board Chair by a 52.9% – 46.7% margin, and classmate Adinah Zilton ’14 was voted Financial Affair Committee (FAC) Chair 51.3% – 46.5%. Zilton faced Jake Kunkel ’14 for leadership of the committee that…

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Ice rink update

The ice rink located on Shaw Field opened for student use this Thursday, although work will continue through the weekend to ensure that the ice is as smooth and glossy as possible. Audrey Kohout ’14, the Program Board representative currently in charge of the rink, expressed enthusiasm for the new attraction on campus. “We want…

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