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MCSG Overseer: Financial Code updated, more mannequins for Mac First Aid

This week, MCSG’s Legislative Body (LB) unanimously voted to pass two resolutions and one budget proposal. The first resolution was introduced at last week’s meeting by seniors Andy Han ’19, Erika Aguilez ’19, Min Hee Cho ’19 and Channelle Ndagire ’19. The resolution aims to address the needs of undocumented students at Macalester and requested…

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MCSG Overseer: LB debates best uses for student activity fee

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation by seniors Andy Han ‘19, Erika Aguilez ’19, Min Hee Cho ’19 and Channelle Ndagire ’19. They introduced a resolution aimed at addressing the needs of undocumented students at Macalester. The students targeted five facets of Macalester in their resolution – Admissions and Financial Aid, the Career…

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MCSG Overseer: Wheaton discusses budget, 2023 admissions

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from Vice President of Administration and Finance David Wheaton. Wheaton discussed the college’s projected budget and expenditures for next year, along with admissions prospects for the Class of 2023. Wheaton gave the same presentation to faculty on Feb. 11 and in a public forum on Feb. 13….

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MCSG Overseer: Fossil Free considers referendum on divestment

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a presentation from Emma Harrison ’21, Emily McPhillips ’19 and Sasha Lewis-Norelle ’21 of Fossil Free Mac (FFM) – a student organization urging Macalester to divest from the fossil fuel industry. McPhillips began the presentation by outlining their organization’s history. “For basically as long as there have been international divestment…

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MCSG tackles menstrual product funding issues

For the past several semesters, the Student Services and Relations Committee (SSRC) of MCSG has advanced a program that uses money from the student activities fund to finance the provision of free menstrual products across campus. Former SSRC Chair Ariana Hones ’18 first proposed the initiative to the Legislative Body in the fall of 2017….

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MCSG: Internship transit subsidy passed

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a discussion led by Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) member Karinna Gerhardt ’20 and member-elect Ryan Perez ’20 about their proposed bill, titled Subsidy for Unpaid Internship Transportation (SUIT). This bill was first introduced last spring by former AAC member Fabian Bean ’19, and would sponsor a program for students doing…

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MCSG Overseer: Trueblood on campus culture, JVP returns

This week’s meeting of MCSG’s Legislative Body (LB) – hosted in the DeWitt Wallace Library this week – began with a presentation from new Dean of Multicultural Life Marjorie Trueblood about her role and perceptions of Macalester thus far. “Coming to Macalester and thinking about what this dean position should be about is thinking about…

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MCSG Overseer: Bradley discusses changes in Health & Wellness

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students DeMethra Bradley. The presentation’s main focus was the changes that have been made at the Laurie Hamrie Health and Wellness Center, which has increased their number of counselors, extended counseling hours, and added group counseling sessions since the start…

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MCSG Overseer: Responses to campus hate speech discussed

This week’s MCSG meeting was centered on a discussion of how the Legislative Body (LB) should address the recent acts of hate speech on campus. President Malik Mays ’19 presented the LB with several ideas. One of those ideas was to send out a series of statements drafted by MCSG representatives expressing their support for…

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