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Students Mobilize to increase student input for proposed new building
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Students Mobilize to increase student input for proposed new building

Maddie Schumacher ’19 did not receive an invitation to a student input meeting regarding a new Master Plan for Macalester Residential Life. They’re not alone. The email invite to the Wednesday, April 17 meeting was only sent to first-year and sophomore students. “Why was this only sent to underclassmen? Because they live in [Residential] Life….

Lack of Title IX screening for student employees, leaders leaves college scrambling to formulate new policies
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Lack of Title IX screening for student employees, leaders leaves college scrambling to formulate new policies

The failure of multiple departments on campus to screen students for Title IX complaints prior to hiring them into leadership positions has left the college scrambling to draft a new comprehensive policy for vetting student employees and leaders. Currently, there exists no college-wide policy requiring student employees to be screened through the Title IX office,…

Dupre gets a  controversial coat of paint
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Dupre gets a controversial coat of paint

Last week, as early as Monday, Jan. 25 after 10 p.m. and as late as the following Tuesday around 7 p.m., colorful painted and glued mural-style artwork appeared in Dupre Hall’s west stairwell. The artwork, which has yet to be removed and whose creators are unknown as of this article’s publication, has caused discussion across…

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On-campus Thanksgiving dinner planned

If you were staying in the area for Thanksgiving, and thought you’d have nowhere to go, look no further: there will be a full Thanksgiving dinner for students in the Summit House. The meal, jointly funded by Residential Life and the MCSG Community Chest, will be available for up to 30 students. According to Merrit…

Res Life, Admissions make accommodations for new students
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Res Life, Admissions make accommodations for new students

Numbering 585 first year students, 11 exchange students and 6 transfer students, the incoming class is the biggest class since 1971, according to Director of Admissions Jeff Allen. The class’s addition brings a sea of new faces and has made physical ripples to campus life. In preparation for the record-breaking class, Residential Life, dining spaces,…

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Coco Du promoted to Director of Residential Life

On June 1st, Coco Du, Associate Director of Residential Life, will start working as the Director of Residential Life. She will supervise the Residential Life staff, offer support to students, and oversee campus-wide initiatives such as sustainability in residence halls. Du started working at Macalester in June 2012. She has been an Associate Director for…

Room draw program malfunction frustrates first-year students
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Room draw program malfunction frustrates first-year students

Those hoping for a seamless Room Draw process were left disappointed this year after the online software used by Residential Life malfunctioned and discarded all rising sophomores’ room draw numbers. In the first stage of the room draw process, students are issued a random number through a lottery, giving an idea of the time that…