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MCSG Overseer: Rosenberg addresses Fossil Free, more

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a Q-and-A session with President Brian Rosenberg. Rosenberg took questions on various topics, including the Dean’s list, Macalester’s carbon neutrality plan, the possibility of a test-optional admission policy, student body diversity, and an increase in the demand for STEM classes. Rosenberg also responded to Fossil Free Macalester’s Oct. 20 op-ed…

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Two new orgs present charters, vote next week

by Isabella Molano [email protected] The Macalester College Student Government’s (MSCG) Legislative Body convened on the evening of Oct. 18 in the Idea Lab on the second floor of the library. Kate Ryan Reiling ’00, Macalester’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, discussed how entrepreneurship is present on campus – specifically in the Idea Lab, an entrepreneurial project intended to connect…

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MCSG President shares goals for year

Last week The Mac Weekly sat down with Suveer Daswani ’18, President of the Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) for the 2017-2018 academic year. The following interview has been edited for clarity and length. The Mac Weekly: You’ve been involved in Student Government since your first year. Why are you so committed to MCSG and…

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Larger venue needed for marquee lectures

Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) met on Tuesday Oct. 10 in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom to discuss a packed agenda. Mindy Deardurff of the Career Development Center (CDC) explained a remodeling of the CDC’s approach. Specifically, she talked about changing the model to be more accessible and relevant to students today. This would include divisional support,…

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MCSG Overseer: Campus committees, DACA discussed

by Adriana Saso-Graves [email protected] Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) convened for the third time this year on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom. The meeting began with an icebreaker and continued in the usual fashion. Vice President and Student Services and Relations Chair Ariana Hones ’18 proposed dedicating a day in October to menstruation…

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MCSG Overseer:Club sports gain funding

By Malaika Rosenfeld This week’s MCSG meeting was marked with a table of cupcakes and clementines in commemoration of the last Legislative Body (LB) meeting of the school year. In addition to the usual LB members, many of the newly elected LB members for the the 2017-2018 fall semester were also in attendance. Their introduction…

MCSG Overseer: Protest bus to make first trip
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MCSG Overseer: Protest bus to make first trip

Program Board (PB) started off this week’s meeting of the Legislative Body (LB) by proclaiming Sunday’s Springfest a success. PB chair Olivia Doe ’18 said that over 1,000 people attended the event, which was held this year in the Leonard Center, and said that she was open to suggestions for improving the experience next year….

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MCSG Overseer: Budget deadlines lead conversation, ITS update

Shortened by an hour out of respect for those who wished to attend the Seder, this week’s MCSG meeting was brief but nonetheless left legislative body (LB) members feeling disgruntled. Owing to last week’s contentious debate over whether or not orgs that had submitted their budgets late should be allowed to appeal, the topic came…

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MCSG overseer: LB debates budgeting appeals and strict deadlines

MCSG’s Legislative Body (LB) convened on April 4 to cover several updates, vote on a bill and hear budget appeals from six student organizations. Program Board (PB) Chair Olivia Doe ’18 and Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) Chair Remy Eisendrath ’17 shared updates from their respective departments at the beginning of the meeting. Doe reported a…

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FAC chair-elect resigns

In February, Sasha Mochida ’19 mounted a successful write-in campaign to be elected Financial Affairs Chair (FAC) for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. Now — just a month-and-a-half after her victory and five months before she could take office — Mochida has resigned. Mochida informed Macalester Director of Campus Operations Joan Maze, MCSG President Merrit…

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