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Building access limited after thefts
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Building access limited after thefts

On March 23, in an email to all students, faculty and staff, Vice President of Administration and Finance David Wheaton announced that a master key, which has access to all non-residential buildings on campus, is missing. In response to losing the key and to a number of thefts and burglaries since the beginning of the…

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The Cambridge Analytica Wake-up Call

One of history’s great ironies is that the powerful individuals who warn us about national or even global conspiracies are often operating conspiracies themselves. So it is that over the weekend The Guardian and The New York Times reported the extent to which Steve Bannon led an effort to manipulate votes through secret Facebook data…

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Hosting a Super Bowl isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

It is easy to get caught up in the pomp and circumstance of the Super Bowl, especially when you are in the host city. Radio ads have been highlighting events around the city, there is a constant stream of information about hosting watch-parties and places to go to participate in the festivities during the game,…

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Facilities pursues alternatives to card access

Macalester’s current card access system has malfunctioned regularly this semester, creating both annoyances and safety issues on campus. Sarah Wescott ’19, a resident of George Draper Dayton (GDD) Hall, is among the many students who cannot use the card access system to enter residence halls. “[Card access] worked for me for about one day and…

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Saint Paul Police respond to late-night Dupre trespass violation

Early Tuesday morning, Feb. 9, St. Paul Police were called to campus to respond to a trespassing situation. A former student had entered into Dupre Hall around 2:30 a.m., violating a no trespass order. When contacted for a comment, Security Manager Steve Jorgenson made the following statement in an email: “There was no break in…

Macalester’s new active shooter procedure: Run. Hide. Fight.
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Macalester’s new active shooter procedure: Run. Hide. Fight.

In the last few years, mass shootings and campus shootings have become all-too-familiar sights on our TV screens and in our newspapers, across the country and throughout the world. In response to this, the Macalester College Incident Management Team is subscribing to a new procedure model for the community in the event that an active…

Campus security issues increase in frequency
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Campus security issues increase in frequency

The thin wire mesh was ripped open, leaving a gaping hole in the window. A backpack was splayed open, laptop missing. The contents of a nearby desk were scattered on the floor. One Kirk Hall resident was greeted by this scene when she returned to her room on August 28. She estimates that $2,000 worth…

Security working with State Department to prepare for Dalai Lama
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Security working with State Department to prepare for Dalai Lama

In preparation for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to Macalester, the college’s Safety and Security Department has been coordinating with the State Department and the St. Paul Police Department, among other agencies, to ensure security for the event. Director of Safety and Security Terry Gorman has been coordinating with the State Department in preparation…

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