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Apathetic student against the contract

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 Elliott, rarely participates in anything on campus. I’m writing this Op-Ed for those who…

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Til Death Do Us Part: Repeal the MPIRG Contract

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 activity fee. You paid that fee with the understanding that it would be used for bringing…

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

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 letting them know they could opt out of putting their Student Activity Fee toward MPIRG for this semester, and…

MPIRG referendum invalidated, new vote will be held next year
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MPIRG referendum invalidated, new vote will be held next year

After weeks of discussion, MPIRG and MCSG’s contract negotiations were postponed until the fall after a Judicial Council decision ruled this spring’s MPIRG referendum invalid due to procedural violations. MCSG President Kai Wilson ’14 explained the situation to a packed Weyerhaeuser Boardroom Tuesday night, saying the invalidation was caused by “procedural errors by the [Elections…

The MCSG Executive Board on the MPIRG budget
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The MCSG Executive Board on the MPIRG budget

As the incoming MCSG Executive Board, we are writing to inform you about the MPIRG contract that will be voted on by the MCSG Legislative Body on Tuesday, the 29th of April at 7:00PM in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom. MPIRG is a statewide non-profit that “empowers and trains students and engages the community to take collective…

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After lengthy discussion on appeals, MCSG passes 2014-15 budget: President Kai Wilson introduces three-year MPIRG contract

On Tuesday night, MCSG dealt with appeals by three student organizations who came to defend their proposed budgets to the Legislative Body, resulting in several lengthy and tense conversations. The Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) had the task to cut nearly $80,000 from the proposed budget for 2014-2015, resulting in cuts for many student organizations, including…

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MCSG reexamines MPIRG contract to address voter turnout, contract length

Following last week’s MCSG meeting, an informal coalition was created to further discuss the student government’s relationship with Macalester’s MPIRG chapter. The coalition was made up of both MCSG and MPIRG representatives interested in re-working the contract between the two bodies after an especially low turnout on MPIRG’s referendum this year, with only 263 students…

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Revote on the MPIRG referendum

This is not the time for a debate on whether MPIRG should receive special funding from Macalester. We need that debate, but it was supposed to happen through a referendum. Every three years, Macalester holds a referendum to let the student body decide if MCSG should continue its contract with MPIRG. Supposedly that happened through…

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MCSG meeting focuses on MPIRG referendum, TMR recommendations

On Tuesday night, MCSG focused heavily on the recent MPIRG referendum, which passed last weekend, and on the Task Force for Membership Requirements in another overtime legislative body meeting. The TMR, which was composed of members of the various committees of MCSG, was given the task of exploring the current requirements for membership of MCSG…

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