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MCSG Overseer: Protest bus to make first trip
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MCSG Overseer: Protest bus to make first trip

Program Board (PB) started off this week’s meeting of the Legislative Body (LB) by proclaiming Sunday’s Springfest a success. PB chair Olivia Doe ’18 said that over 1,000 people attended the event, which was held this year in the Leonard Center, and said that she was open to suggestions for improving the experience next year….

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MCSG Overseer: Administration and LB debate representation

Discontent swept through the Weyerhaeuser boardroom at MCSG’s latest meeting after Campus Activities and Operations Director Joan Maze addressed the Legislative Body (LB). Maze discussed Program Board’s (PB) recent plan to use off-campus event funds to bus students to protests of their choosing. Maze said she recognized that the LB’s motivation for allocating funds to…

Program Board Concerts and Festivals Coordinator Resigns
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Program Board Concerts and Festivals Coordinator Resigns

On Feb. 14, the Program Board (PB) Concerts and Festivals co-Coordinator, Alex Edelmann ’17, resigned from his role citing a “lack of encouragement” from those affiliated with PB. Edelmann, who was appointed last spring and officially began serving PB in August, is the second Concerts and Festivals Coordinator to resign this year, preceded by Tom…

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PB Budget presented for MCSG

At last Tuesday’s Legislative Body meeting, Student Chair of Program Board (PB) Blaise Yokoyama ’16 presented the expenses of the committee’s events thus far in the year. According to the spreadsheet he presented at the meeting, the total budget for this semester is $63,346.50. Starting with “Kickback @ Kirk” on Sept. 1, and ending with…

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Winter ball venue announced

Last week, Program Board (PB) announced that the Minnesota History Center would host Macalester’s 2015 Winter Ball. With a change of venue, students can expect a slightly different Winter Ball experience compared to previous years, which is in line with PB’s long-term desire to improve and polish the event. Olivia Doe ’18, one of the…

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

MINNEAPOLIS Minneapolis praised for Somali community outreach Minneapolis, with one of the largest populations of Somali immigrants in the country, has faced its fair share of communication, trust and outreach issues over the past decade. A listening tour conducted in Minnesota’s Somali community last year identified an array of issues that community members felt impacted…

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

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES AND OPERATIONS Leadership Conference featuring Derreck Kayongo Joan Maze, head of Campus Activities and Operations, stated that this semester’s theme is tapping into individual power to effect both local and global social change. A major event will be the Leadership Conference on February 21st which will feature keynote speaker Derreck Kayongo. He leads…

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

ST. PAUL Ford plant redevelopment plans move forward St. Paul officials and developers have extensive plans for the site of the former Ford assembly plant in Highland Park. The plant, which closed in 2011, was finally fully demolished this summer, and the 122 acre site is nearly ready to be shaped into an important part…

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