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MPIRG targets Bon Appétit negotiation
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MPIRG targets Bon Appétit negotiation

On the evening of April 25, the Macalester chapter of the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) held a town hall on wages and labor as part of its push to implement a $15 minimum wage for all subcontracted employees. The event, which took place in the Smail Gallery on the first floor of the…

#ReclaimOurCity panel held on worker and climate justice
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#ReclaimOurCity panel held on worker and climate justice

Around 25 people gathered in Janet Wallace on Tuesday, Nov. 3 to attend a panel entitled “#ReclaimOurCity: Panel on the Intersection of Worker and Climate Justice.” The panel was co-hosted by Macalester student orgs Fossil Free Mac, Macalester Students Against Sweatshops, MacPIRG, and local organizations Fossil Free Minnesota and CTUL (Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en…

Opinion

MPIRG and the referendum: The plan to move forward

All students pay $221 to the Student Activity Fee each year. Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) distributes this pool of money to its programming boards and chartered student organizations through automatic formulas and submitted budgets reviewed annually by the Financial Affairs Committee (FAC). As per a contractual relationship spanning 43 years, $12 of this $221…

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MacPIRG hopes to stay afloat with additional allocation funds

As the semester ends, the long term future of Macalester’s MPIRG chapter is still undetermined. However, immediate efforts by students are focused on preserving and securing the student org’s funding and accessibility to resources for next semester. “We are working hard to find an alternate funding mechanism that is acceptable to both MCSG and the…

Opinion

Responding to the MPIRG referendum results

The results for the MPIRG referendum came out today. Thank goodness this clusterf*ck is over. Nobody is blameless why this went so bad—MPIRG, MCSG, the “opposition,” the Electoral Procedures Committee and the student body all had parts in this. Let’s start with MPIRG. Back in April, when they had their first referendum, fewer than 253…

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MCSG will not renegotiate contract with MPIRG

A majority of students voting in this week’s referendum chose not to renegotiate MCSG’s contract with MPIRG. The total number of students voting in the referendum was 1,229, with 501 voting in favor of continuing the contract with MPIRG and 727 voting against. While it remains unclear exactly what will happen to MPIRG on Macalester’s…

Opinion

A scientifically non-biased view of the MPIRG contract

I am a senior chemistry major who has managed to avoid the spotlight of political onslaught during my time at Macalester. I prefer concerning myself with the fields of science and mathematics, areas based heavily on objective truths and observations. However, the unfairness of the MPIRG contract is as objective as possible within the political…

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Leave MPIRG the chance to politically assist our community

Next week, students will have the opportunity to decide if MPIRG should retain its current funding structure. As a part of a statewide coalition two years ago, MPIRG (Minnesota Public Interest Research Group) helped defeat two constitutional amendments that would have cemented voter ID laws and institutionalized marriage as only existing between a man and…

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