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Thrive: Developing a Community of Strategic Thinking

Macalester’s Strategic Plan has remained stationary on the President’s website page, forgotten by many students, faculty and staff whom it affects. Thrive: The Future of Macalester is a 33 page document that outlines and directs the priorities of Macalester College: internationalism, diversity, entrepreneurship, academic programs (e.g. concentrations), urban sustainability, vocation and the liberal arts, technology…

CDC looks for new director
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CDC looks for new director

After ten years of dividing her time between heading both the Career Development Center (CDC) and Health and Wellness Center, Denise Ward, the Associate Dean for Student Services, has left her role as the director of CDC. Her transition has relaunched the search for a new director and led to the appointment of former Assistant…

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Interview: President Brian Rosenberg on the Strategic Plan

At their meeting on January 16, the Macalester Board of Trustees approved the eleven priorities of the college’s Strategic Plan. The Mac Weekly sat down with President Brian Rosenberg on Wednesday to discuss his thoughts on the plan and its implementation. TMW: I’d like to have a conversation, now that the Board of Trustees passed…

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Community members call for inclusion of sustainable language in Strategic Plan

With the first draft of Macalester’s strategic plan released earlier this fall, conversations about the lack of language around the College’s plan for environmental sustainability have already sprung up around campus. Along with other students and organizations worried about this, MCSG representative Rick Beckel ’15 co-wrote an op-ed addressing some of the current concerns about…

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Strategic Plan proposes measures to improve campus diversity

In a Strategic Plan that focuses largely on innovation, the diversity section is one section attempting to refocus Macalester’s practices. As the Strategic Planning Committee considered the current state of Macalester, they decided that campus diversity was a topic that needed an intentional focus. The diversity section of the plan encourages Macalester to make measurable…

On Business & Boardrooms | Meet the Board: Michael Sneed ’81
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On Business & Boardrooms | Meet the Board: Michael Sneed ’81

What did you study while at Macalester? I double majored in Psychology and Economics and minored in Theatre. You graduated in the Class of 1981, correct? What were issues students cared about while you attended Macalester? Any contentious issues or particular challenges? How were these resolved? Graduating in 1981 means I was at Macalester for…

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Entrepreneurship section of Strategic Plan raises questions, discussion

In the month since the release of the draft Strategic Plan, the Macalester community has turned both a hopeful and critical eye on the proposed future goals. The entrepreneurship section, which promotes increased support of social and commercial engagement and innovation, has received much discussion on campus. For Grace Putka ’16, the Student Representative on…

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