Tag: policy

Macalester debates recording policy
News

Macalester debates recording policy

This is an extended version of the story that ran in the print edition of The Mac Weekly on Feb. 2. On Jan. 25, 2018, Macalester’s Education Policy and Guidance council (EPAG) met for a preliminary discussion of a proposed new policy on audiovisual recordings in Macalester classrooms. The policy was written last fall by…

Opinion

In response to Macalester’s tobacco-free policy

In this letter we aim to question the reasoning and motives behind Macalester’s recent campus-wide tobacco-free regulation, a policy made in congruence with a nationwide movement to ban smoking from college campuses. We focus on e-cigarettes as our point of contention — we believe their inclusion reveals an ulterior ideology behind this policy that is…

Internships in the Interim
Features

Internships in the Interim

Macalester students are well-known for their civic engagement. Each year, 250 of us complete an internship, while even more seek out jobs, fellowships, and volunteering opportunities throughout the world. Our long summer breaks are an especially popular time to get involved. With the academic year just getting started, the question “what did you do this…

Opinion

Obama and the current state of migrants

In President Obama’s latest State of the Union address, the President cursorily paid lip service to an important, insidious problem in America: our failing immigration system and the uncertain futures of undocumented migrants. In only two sentences, Obama told Congress that immigration reform “means strong border security… [and] putting more boots on the southern border.”…