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Mac drivers exhausted by snowfall
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Mac drivers exhausted by snowfall

In the midst of a record-setting month of snowfall, Macalester students have struggled to keep up with frequently shifting snow plow routes and parking regulations. Several students have ended up with tickets for parking in the wrong place at the wrong time around campus. “I got a ticket during the last Saint Paul snow emergency…

No “one-size-fits-all” solution for undocumented students at Mac
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No “one-size-fits-all” solution for undocumented students at Mac

On Tuesday’s meeting, the Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) unanimously voted to pass a resolution aimed at addressing the needs of undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students at Macalester. Seniors Andy Han ’19, Erika Aguilar ’19, Min Hee Cho ’19 and Channelle Ndagire ’19 co-authored the resolution and introduced it last week….

“Run As You Are,” VoteRunLead advises female candidates
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“Run As You Are,” VoteRunLead advises female candidates

As she addressed the crowd assembled in downtown Minneapolis for the Electing More Women event, Executive Director of FairVote Minnesota Jeanne Massey smiled. “What a wonderful group of mostly women,” she said. The gathering — which included remarks from Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, a keynote address from VoteRunLead’s founder and CEO Erin Vilardi and a…

In response to homophobic picketers, Mac says “love wins”
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In response to homophobic picketers, Mac says “love wins”

Two traveling evangelical activists held a protest on the sidewalk parallel to Grand Avenue during the late morning and early afternoon of Monday, Feb. 18. The picketers carried signs with homophobic and anti-abortion messages and verbally harassed passersby. Though technically off campus grounds, the picketers were positioned adjacent to the Campus Center and soon attracted…

38th annual Mitau Lecture welcomes Cathy J. Cohen to Mac
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38th annual Mitau Lecture welcomes Cathy J. Cohen to Mac

Macalester’s political science department hosted the 38th annual Theodore Mitau Lecture in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall last Tuesday night, featuring prominent academic Cathy J. Cohen. Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green professor at the University of Chicago and has received acclaim for her work studying gender and race politics. Cohen also…

Lydia X. Z. Brown talks life in academia at the “margins of margins”
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Lydia X. Z. Brown talks life in academia at the “margins of margins”

Last Friday, an audience drawing from both the Macalester community and the larger Mac-Groveland neighborhood crowded Davis Court in Markim Hall to hear prominent disability activist Lydia X. Z. Brown speak. The talk, titled “Cripping Intersectionality: Neurodiversity and Disability Justice,” addressed the unique issues presented by the intersection of disability and other marginalized identities. The…

Polar vortex brings campus to a two-day standstill
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Polar vortex brings campus to a two-day standstill

In anticipation of windchill temperatures expected to reach as low as 70 degrees below zero, Provost Karine Moe canceled Tuesday and Wednesday classes on Monday night. At about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Moe canceled Thursday morning classes as well. The cold spell has brought several Midwestern cities to their lowest temperatures in decades, with…

Active shooter training added to orientation
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Active shooter training added to orientation

This August, first-year orientation featured a revamped security training session that included a presentation of how to respond should there be an active shooter incident at Macalester. Associate Director of Security Bill Collumbien gave the presentation, which featured a rundown of the responsibilities of both the Residential Life and Security departments, a review of college…

Macalester EMTs to recieve NAMI training
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Macalester EMTs to recieve NAMI training

Macalester is joining forces with Minnesota’s National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) this February to bring a Mental Health First Aid training to the campus community. The initiative will give community members – especially first-aid workers – the tools to respond to mental health crises as they occur on campus. According to NAMI Workshop Coordinator…

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Snyder lectures, reads poetry in Kagin

Acclaimed poet and environmentalist Gary Snyder visited Macalester last week, and, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, delivered the annual Engel-Morgan-Jardetzky Distinguished Lecture on Science, Culture and Ethics. Snyder has published 20 books of poetry and prose in total and, in 1975, won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his book Turtle Island. Snyder’s work centers around…

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