Tag: transgender

News

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

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 over the course of winter break and be finished before the semester begins. According to Nathan Lief, director…

Columns, Sexy Mac

BRINGING SEXY MAC! A Loving TDoR

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 has gained more traction for me as I reflect more maturely on my presentations, identities and experiences through…

Opinion

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

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 the last year. About recent trainings to support future transgender international students they wrote, “In the coming years, we hope that Mac can be a place where transgender…

News

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

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, the second floor of Neill Hall and the basements of Doty and Dupre Halls all now feature all-gender restrooms. A group of transgender students…

Opinion

Transgender-inclusive changes at Mac

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 their sex or gender identity, can enjoy either of the all-gender bathrooms. Over the summer, bathrooms were also converted…