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Obama EPA administrator to visit Mac

Gina McCarthy, the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Obama, will visit Macalester to deliver a lecture on March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Alexander G. Kagin Ballroom. McCarthy, who headed the EPA from July 2013 through the end of Obama’s second term and currently teaches public health at Harvard,…

Opinion

The Trump Administration, One Year Later

One year after Donald Trump took the oath of office, a popular take among the savviest members of the chattering classes is that the Trump administration is in disarray, historically unpopular and unaccomplished. This assessment is not entirely baseless. Trump’s approval rating has fluctuated between 35 and 40 percent for most of the past year,…

Opinion

The 2016 election: I caught the cold

On November 9th, 2016, America woke up to the aftermath of one of the most historic and unbelieveable elections in its political history. Donald J. Trump, assuming he did sleep for at least a few hours, woke up with a sense of relief and pride. And I, an international student majoring in Political Science and…

Campus comes together over election efforts and results
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Campus comes together over election efforts and results

Months of frenzied election coverage culminated Tuesday as voters finally headed to the polls. Campus was abuzz with Election Day excitement. Students wore buttons, shirts and even face paint to class along with their “I Voted” stickers. The anticipation grew as polls began to close, eventually resulting in a Trump victory that took many by…

Opinion

Elephant in the room: No one’s fault but her own

“It was in Spain that my generation learned that one can be right and yet be beaten, that force can vanquish spirit, that there are times when courage is not its own recompense. It is this, doubtless, which explains why so many, the world over, feel the Spanish drama as a personal tragedy.” -Albert Camus…

Barack Obama speaks at Union Depot, discusses transportation
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Barack Obama speaks at Union Depot, discusses transportation

President Barack Obama paid a visit to St. Paul’s Union Depot on Wednesday, announcing new spending initiatives on transportation and infrastructure projects designed to create jobs and improve America’s transit networks. In his first visit to the Twin Cities since last year, the President unveiled a $302 billion transportation funding proposal, designed to fund network…