The Mac Weekly

Yes vote for dialogue

November 14, 2014

If you vote yes next week to keep MPIRG on campus, as I hope you will, it is not the end of a conversation. Rather, you’re allowing conversations about MPIRG’s role on campus to continue. Our purpose is to represent the st...

Go far with MPIRG

November 14, 2014

Since graduating from college, I have had the privilege of doing work that I care about and doing it professionally. I was hired as the Regional Field Director for the Raise Up Massachusetts campaign less than a year out of co...

Real Change: MPIRG & the Referendum

November 14, 2014

On a Friday night, no one wants to picture themselves in Olin-Rice. When it is hailing on April 3, standing outdoors for an hour is not where anyone wants to be. Yet, last spring, we did just that: 120 Macalester students showed up...

Vote to continue a statewide student voice

November 14, 2014

I write in unabashed, unequivocal support of MPIRG’s continued presence at Macalester. For over 40 years, MPIRG has been a constant presence on campuses across the state, working to improve life for students on campus, locally an...

A Carleton student perspective on MPIRG

November 14, 2014

My name is Sam Neubauer and I am an aspiring organizer at Carleton College, class of 2017. When I came to Carleton at the beginning of last year, I knew that I wanted to be engaged in organizing and activism and immediately go...

Referendum on MPIRG contract to be held next week

November 14, 2014

On Monday and Tuesday, a referendum will be held to determine the future of Minnesota Public Interest Research Group’s (MPIRG) chapter on campus. If a majority of the voting population votes ‘Yes,’ the referendum will be...

Preserve the Mac experience

November 14, 2014

MPIRG is a unique org on campus that gives students a voice to advocate for change and creates a space to re-imagine what the Mac community could look like. MPIRG is certainly not the only group (nor should it be) that gives st...

Support our orgs – repeal the contract

November 7, 2014

When I first arrived at Mac I had no idea that for the next four years I would be presumed a willing donor to a political organization I’d never heard of. What’s more, it took three years for me to discover that indeed, th...

Apathetic student against the contract

November 7, 2014

Last week Elliott Averett ’15 wrote an op-ed advocating a “no” vote on the MPIRG contract. For those who haven’t read it, I highly recommend checking it out. This week I wanted to add my voice as a student who, unlike El...

Til Death Do Us Part: Repeal the MPIRG Contract

October 31, 2014

This week, you donated to a political nonprofit organization. You may be forgiven if you don’t remember making that donation. The money came out of a fund you had set aside when you paid your Macalester tuition: your student a...

On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

October 30, 2014

MACALESTER COLLEGE STUDENT GOVERNMENT MCSG distributes MPIRG referendum, charters org MCSG discussed the MPIRG referendum that will once again be on the table in the coming weeks. There was an email sent out to all students...

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