The Mac Weekly

MacPIRG hopes to stay afloat with additional allocation funds

December 5, 2014

As the semester ends, the long term future of Macalester’s MPIRG chapter is still undetermined. However, immediate efforts by students are focused on preserving and securing the student org’s funding and accessibility to re...

Responding to the MPIRG referendum results

November 23, 2014

The results for the MPIRG referendum came out today. Thank goodness this clusterf*ck is over. Nobody is blameless why this went so bad—MPIRG, MCSG, the "opposition," the Electoral Procedures Committee and the student body al...

MCSG will not renegotiate contract with MPIRG

November 21, 2014

A majority of students voting in this week’s referendum chose not to renegotiate MCSG’s contract with MPIRG. The total number of students voting in the referendum was 1,229, with 501 voting in favor of continuing the contract wi...

A scientifically non-biased view of the MPIRG contract

November 14, 2014

I am a senior chemistry major who has managed to avoid the spotlight of political onslaught during my time at Macalester. I prefer concerning myself with the fields of science and mathematics, areas based heavily on objective tr...

Myth about cultural org budgets and MPIRG from a member of the FAC, Queer Union, & MPIRG

November 14, 2014

I’ve been fortunate and honored in my time at Macalester to serve in a number of leadership positions in cultural, governing and activist groups. I’m a co-chair of Queer Union, member of the Financial Affairs Committee an...

Leave MPIRG the chance to politically assist our community

November 14, 2014

Next week, students will have the opportunity to decide if MPIRG should retain its current funding structure. As a part of a statewide coalition two years ago, MPIRG (Minnesota Public Interest Research Group) helped defeat tw...

What a “No” vote means

November 14, 2014

Do you carefully read every email you receive each day? I know I don’t, especially all those listserv messages. If it weren’t for a friend mentioning it in passing, I would have missed an important one–it was just one of...

An argument for the accountability of MPIRG

November 14, 2014

Full disclosure: I really, really love MPIRG. For a lot of reasons, and for a long time. My love for MPIRG began my first year. It was the first org I joined, and by far the one that has impacted my life the most. I was a co-chair la...

Yes vote for dialogue

November 14, 2014

If you vote yes next week to keep MPIRG on campus, as I hope you will, it is not the end of a conversation. Rather, you’re allowing conversations about MPIRG’s role on campus to continue. Our purpose is to represent the st...

Go far with MPIRG

November 14, 2014

Since graduating from college, I have had the privilege of doing work that I care about and doing it professionally. I was hired as the Regional Field Director for the Raise Up Massachusetts campaign less than a year out of co...

Real Change: MPIRG & the Referendum

November 14, 2014

On a Friday night, no one wants to picture themselves in Olin-Rice. When it is hailing on April 3, standing outdoors for an hour is not where anyone wants to be. Yet, last spring, we did just that: 120 Macalester students showed up...

Vote to continue a statewide student voice

November 14, 2014

I write in unabashed, unequivocal support of MPIRG’s continued presence at Macalester. For over 40 years, MPIRG has been a constant presence on campuses across the state, working to improve life for students on campus, locally an...

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