The Mac Weekly

MCSG Overseer: MCSG hears College’s re-branding proposals

March 31, 2017

This week’s legislative body (LB) meeting began with a slide show presentation by David Warch, Macalester’s Assistant Vice President for Communications and Public Relations, about a developing collaboration with a Minneapolis-based fi...

MCSG Overseer: LB hears updated org budget requests; 2017-2018 school year elections discussed

March 24, 2017

In its first meeting following spring break, MCSG heard school org budget presentations. The Financial Affairs Committee recently began deciding how much money each organization will have to spend during the 2017-2018 school ye...

Test optional proposal moves forward

March 10, 2017

On Tuesday night, Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) passed Resolution R0002 by a unanimous 20-0 vote asking Macalester to adopt a ‘test-optional’ admissions policy starting next year. The two-and-a-half page prop...

MSCG Overseer: College budget presented, two new orgs approved

March 10, 2017

Vice President of Administration and Finance David Wheaton started off this week’s MCSG meeting with a brief PowerPoint of the 2017-2018 college budget. Wheaton gave a comprehensive summary of past and projected trends in tu...

MCSG’s low voter turnout reflects disconnect, lack of representation

March 10, 2017

In the 2017 Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) elections, only 750 of the roughly 2,000 members of the Macalester student body voted for a candidate for MCSG president. 164 members of the rising senior class (of just un...

MSCG Overseer: MCSG talks test-optional issue, student outreach

March 3, 2017

MCSG’s legislative body gathered for its weekly meeting in Weyerhaeuser Boardroom to discuss matters ranging from the proposed Protest Bus to questions of student involvement. Student Organizations Committee Chair Johannes ...

MSCG Overseer: Protest interest survey, Open Pantry plan to start

February 24, 2017

The conflict surrounding the protest bus Program Board (PB) proposed at the beginning of the semester was seemingly resolved at the most recent meeting of the Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) Legislative Body (LB). PB chair Oli...

MCSG Overseer: Protest funding issue leads to bill, new theater, dance building announced for 2018

February 17, 2017

Protest buses made their third appearance on MCSG’s weekly meeting agenda this past Tuesday. Many saw last week’s impassioned discussion of the matter as an expression of the gap between the administration and the student bo...

MCSG overseer: Protest buses, new LB Liaison elected

February 3, 2017

The most significant event during this week’s MCSG meeting was a debate surrounding Program Board’s (PB) recent acquisition of off-campus funding to provide buses to take students to protests throughout the area. PB will co...

This week in MCSG: book bank bill, ballroom dance allocation

December 9, 2016

At the MCSG meeting on Tuesday, December 11, the executives started by telling everyone that next semester’s retreat will be Jan. 28-29, the weekend after the spring org fair. Next year’s executive board will be elected in...

This week in MCSG: PBR responds to election, affirms core values

December 2, 2016

The most recent Macalester Student Government meeting began with a visit from Macalester President Brian Rosenberg, who was present to answer questions from any of the MCSG members. In response to a question asking him how he...

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