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Manning researches sustainability at State Fair

For the past ten years, environmental studies professor Christie Manning has made a point of spending summer days at the Minnesota State Fair – not for deep-fried snacks-on-a-stick, but for the opportunity to conduct survey research on the psychology of sustainable behavior. Manning’s academic background in cognitive psychology has allowed her to approach environmental issues…

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Macalester places fourth in RecycleMania

Macalester has placed fourth in this year’s RecycleMania, the annual challenge that compares the percentage of waste diverted from landfills to composting or recycling facilities at over 150 schools across the nation. The fourth-place ranking, achieved by diverting 79 percent of the college’s waste, is the best that Macalester has ever earned during its years…

Students to represent Mac-Groveland at DFL state convention
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Students to represent Mac-Groveland at DFL state convention

by Hannah Catlin and Margaret Moran Hundreds of Democratic-Farmer-Labor party (DFL) delegates from precincts across West St. Paul crowded into the Central High School’s gymnasium last Sunday, March 25, for the 2018 DFL Senate District 64 Convention. District conventions offer delegates – all of whom were elected at smaller precinct caucuses in February – the…

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Department of Multicultural Life close to hiring dean

After five months of searching, Macalester has narrowed its pool of candidates for the vacant position of Dean of the Department of Multicultural Life (DML) to three. On March 27, 28 and 29, each finalist for the position visited campus to engage with students, faculty and administration and host an open forum. The position was…

Building access limited after thefts
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Building access limited after thefts

On March 23, in an email to all students, faculty and staff, Vice President of Administration and Finance David Wheaton announced that a master key, which has access to all non-residential buildings on campus, is missing. In response to losing the key and to a number of thefts and burglaries since the beginning of the…

Campus Conversations allow students to discuss political climate
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Campus Conversations allow students to discuss political climate

Macalester students returned to classes amidst an environment of change and political activism. The week began with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and closed with Donald Trump’s inauguration and subsequent nationwide women’s marches. The administration addressed these events with a series of Campus Conversations held last Thursday and Friday to “take pause and encourage dialogue…

New convocation tradition begins: Dan Gilbert talks happiness
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New convocation tradition begins: Dan Gilbert talks happiness

On Thursday, September 4th, Dr. Daniel Gilbert addressed around 1,250 members of the Macalester community for opening convocation. His talk, entitled “Stumbling on Happiness,” sought to reexamine three aspects of life which are commonly thought to be sources of happiness. Or, as Gilbert put it, the three things which his mother says are the source…

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