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MCSG Overseer: Mac Rocketry launches effort for official charter

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a presentation from James Cannon ’20, Maya Wills ’21 and Alyssa Bulatek ’20 on their new student group: High-Power Rocketry at Macalester, or “Mac Rocketry.” Mac Rocketry formed after the physics department sent out an email in the spring of 2017 to its majors asking if there would be…

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MSCG Overseer: Climbing budget appeal, Times going online

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a discussion regarding Climbing Club’s increasing budget and MCSG’s plan to fund it. Members of the Climbing Club ride in vans to Vertical Endeavors Rock Climbing every Tuesday and Wednesday, and students are free to use the facility from 6-9 p.m. Since its founding in the fall semester, the…

Decision to close 10K sparks conversations about creative spaces on campus
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Decision to close 10K sparks conversations about creative spaces on campus

Last Friday, student organization leaders received an email sent by Director of Campus Activities and Operations (CAO) Joan Maze on behalf of Residential Life and CAO. The email, with the subject line “Dupre 10K is no longer a non-residential programming space,” informed org leaders that 10K, effective immediately, would no longer be “a reservable space…

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Program Board Bill fails by a vote of eight to 16

After a lively, well-attended discussion, the MCSG Legislative Board (LB) rejected a proposed bill that would have increased funding for Program Board and lowered the amount of funding provided to student organizations by a vote of 8 to 16. Jesse Horwitz ’13 introduced the bill, entitled the Priorities in Spending Act, or colloquially, the Program…

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MCSG votes to implement block budgeting for student orgs

At their meeting last Tuesday, the MCSG Legislative Board passed a restructured financial code that alters how chartered student organizations are funded. The new plan, which is effective immediately, shifts the current funding system from detailed, itemized budgets to a system of block budgeting. Under the previous budgeting process, organizations would plan events and estimate…