Tag: test optional

Opinion

The time has come: Macalester must go test-optional

To test or not to test? Mac is currently deliberating its admissions policy to make the submission of standardized test scores optional components of a student application. Following MCSG’s March 2017 unanimous resolution that called on Mac to adopt a test-optional admissions policy, neither President Brian Rosenberg nor the Admissions Office has made a decision….

News

MCSG President shares goals for year

Last week The Mac Weekly sat down with Suveer Daswani ’18, President of the Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) for the 2017-2018 academic year. The following interview has been edited for clarity and length. The Mac Weekly: You’ve been involved in Student Government since your first year. Why are you so committed to MCSG and…

News

Test optional proposal moves forward

On Tuesday night, Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) passed Resolution R0002 by a unanimous 20-0 vote asking Macalester to adopt a ‘test-optional’ admissions policy starting next year. The two-and-a-half page proposal, written by MCSG President Merrit Stüven ’16, Academic Affairs Chair Remy Eisendrath ’16 and former Academic Affairs Chair Ari Hymoff ’17, makes the case…

Opinion

Be wary of unintended consequences: against test-optional

MCSG President Merrit Stüven, together with Ari Hymoff and Remy Eisendrath, published “Going test-optional: we are lagging behind” last semester in The Mac Weekly. As I care a great deal about the issues our president highlights in her article (chief among them diversity), I cannot help but be distressed by her proposition to eliminate the…

Opinion

Going test-optional: we are lagging behind

As of October 2016, just over 50% of US News’ top 100 liberal arts colleges do not require standardized test scores. Our peer institutions such as Middlebury, Bowdoin, Colorado College, Bates, Trinity, Whitman and Gustavus Adolphus are among these schools. Macalester is not. [Editor’s note: Colorado College is test-flexible, not test-optional] In January 2015, Macalester’s…

Updates from the Liaison to the Board of Trustees
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Updates from the Liaison to the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees (BoT) is Macalester’s overall governance body. The board does not actively manage the college on a daily basis, but delegates that responsibility to the president. The board’s primary responsibilities are to hire and evaluate the president; set broad policies and goals for the college and evaluate its performance against those goals;…