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Macalester community reacts to President Trump’s immigration ban
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Macalester community reacts to President Trump’s immigration ban

President Donald Trump’s executive order last Friday, January 27, banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries has thrown the Macalester community — along with the world around it — into tumult. The order shuts down all immigration from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia for a period of three months, and bans Syrian…

Mac community members march for women’s rights, against Trump
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Mac community members march for women’s rights, against Trump

A delegation of Macalester students and faculty members joined in the biggest political demonstration in Minnesota history on Saturday morning, marching on the State Capitol in St. Paul for women’s and civil rights in the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president last Friday. St. Paul Police estimated that the crowd held between 90,000 and…

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Student activists protest the DAPL at Standing Rock Reservation

In recent weeks, Macalester students have travelled to the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota to support the water protectors demonstrating against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Among those who went were Margaret Breen ’20, Markus Hoeckner ’17, JP Sieck ’18 and Jessica Yost ’18. All four emphasized the peaceful atmosphere of…

Mac athletes kneel as part of national anti-racist protest
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Mac athletes kneel as part of national anti-racist protest

Several Macalester Football players kneeled during the playing of the national anthem before their game against Grinnell College on September 24 as part of the nationwide anti-racist pregame protest initiated by Colin Kaepernick. Pia Mingkwan ’17, a member of the Women’s Soccer team, has also made the choice to kneel, first showing her support on…

Community protests Jamar Clark verdict
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Community protests Jamar Clark verdict

On the evening of March 30, 2016, hundreds of people gathered to attend rallies in Minneapolis held by Justice4Jamar and Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, two groups that have advocated for the indictment of the officers involved in the shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark. Clark was shot and killed on November 15, 2015 in North Minneapolis,…

KWOC occupies Weyerhaeuser in response to contract decision
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KWOC occupies Weyerhaeuser in response to contract decision

Update: President Rosenberg agreed to meet with students on Friday afternoon following their barricade of Weyerhaeuser Thursday morning. Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus (KWOC)’s yearlong campaign to end the college’s purchasing relationship with Wells Fargo continued this week after college administrators decided on Monday to maintain the existing contract. In response to the college’s decision,…

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KWOC gears up for week of protest

On Wednesday, February 27, Mac students will join communities around the Twin Cities to advocate for better banking practices.  The day’s events are part of a Cities-wide Week of Action campaign organized by Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, but the Macalester campaign focuses specifically on the college’s relationship with Wells Fargo. The activities on campus…

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