The Mac Weekly

Carnegie, Olin-Rice will receive all-gender restrooms over break

December 5, 2014

When students and faculty return for the spring semester in January, there will be three more all-gender restrooms at Macalester, on the third floor of Olin-Rice and in the basement of Carnegie. The renovations will be made ov...


November 21, 2014

There is a certain solemn immediacy with which I pause over November 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). Started to memorialize the 1998 death of Rita Hester, a Black trans woman from Massachusetts, the texture of TDoR ha...

Striving for something better – The exclusion of people of color from campus conversations

October 3, 2014

In last week’s op-ed piece “Transgender-inclusive Changes at Mac,” Oliver Schminkey ’16 (they/them/theirs), Grey Myers ’17 (ze/zir/zirs) and Amy McMeeking ’15 (she/her/hers) discussed Macalester transgender activism of...

All-gender restrooms converted, trans* students seek more inclusivity

October 3, 2014

Accommodations for transgender and other non-binary students have been improving on campus, particularly with the recent switches to all-gender bathrooms in various locations across campus. The fourth floor of the library, th...

Transgender-inclusive changes at Mac

September 26, 2014

If you’ve been to the second floor of the library lately, you may have noticed something different: while before you were limited to one bathroom labeled “men” and one labeled “women,” now all people, regardless of th...

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