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Campus community overlooks first-generation experience

Adriana Saso-Graves, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

First-generation students comprise a small percentage of the campus population at Macalester. I am one of them. While a number of Macalester community members have made strides in supporting us, the majority fail to consider ...

MCSG Overseer: First MCSG meeting

Hannah Goldfarb, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

This week’s MCSG meeting, the first of the year, was primarily dedicated to a discussion about the Legislative Body’s (LB) goals — increased student interaction and improved transparency. After a land acknowledgment and group introd...

MCSG Overseer: LB resolves to support students with disabilities

Lindsay Weber

May 2, 2019

This week’s MCSG meeting, the last of the year, featured both the outgoing Legislative Body (LB) as well as newly elected members. The LB began by voting on a resolution aiming to better support individuals with disabilities on campus...

New IIC hosts forum, discusses work ahead

Adrian Johnson

April 25, 2019

On Thursday, April 18, Macalester students and faculty gathered in the Harmon Room of the DeWitt Wallace Library for a discussion about the new iteration of the Income Inequality Committee (IIC), led by Mandy Ortiz ’21. The ev...

Open Pantry addresses food insecurity at Mac

Barbara Kuzma

April 25, 2019

Did you know that Macalester has a student pantry in the basement of Kagin? Open Pantry carries nonperishable goods like pasta, beans and rice as well as basic toiletries. “The Open Pantry is a space that provides essential...

Org budget appeals lead to 3 hour MCSG epic

Hannah Catlin

April 11, 2019

The topic of this week’s MCSG meeting was student organization budget appeals. Nine groups — International Studies Club, Bad Comedy, Mac SUPER, Mactivists, Mac Slams, Afrika, BLAC, Physics & Astronomy Club and Outing Cl...

MCSG: LB reconsiders Jewish Voices for Peace charter

Jennifer Katz

March 28, 2019

Presentations of student organization charters and budgets dominated this week’s meeting of the MCSG Legislative Body (LB). The first organization to present its charter for consideration, Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP), ha...

MCSG: Dunn on student outreach, new Title IX position

Margaret Moran

March 14, 2019

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a discussion led by Title IX and Bias Harassment Coordinator Timothy Dunn. “Now that we have got the work flow under control, now that I’m feeling comfortable in the culture here, I t...

MCSG Overseer: Maeda speaks on multiculturalism at Mac

Margaret Moran

March 7, 2019

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation and short discussion led by Dean of the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC) Donna Maeda. Maeda began by discussing her original vision for the IGC. “My charge wa...

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