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The time has come: Macalester must go test-optional

Lindsay Weber

November 9, 2018

To test or not to test? Mac is currently deliberating a proposed admissions policy to make standardized test scores an optional component of a student application. Back in March 2017, Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) pa...

MCSG President shares goals for year

Kai Davis

October 20, 2017

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 ...

Test optional proposal moves forward

March 10, 2017

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 prop...

Be wary of unintended consequences: against test-optional

March 3, 2017

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 hi...

Going test-optional: we are lagging behind

November 4, 2016

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 Ad...

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