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Trump’s unclear stance on Syria: CRSA’s response

By the Committee for Refugee Student Access On April 4, a chemical attack was carried out in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, killing upwards of 70 civilians. The U.S. was quick to blame Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad, and, just a day later, President Trump launched 59 tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat airbase in retaliation, the…

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It happens here: anti-Semitism at Macalester

As Easter approaches, Christian students may have a lot on their minds: church services, time with loved ones, or trips home to commemorate one of the most important holidays in their religion. As we all know, and celebrate, there is a diversity of faiths at Macalester with celebrations throughout the year, including the Jewish High…

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Minnesota Rep. McCollum discusses Obamacare in Kagin town hall

U.S. Representative Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) returned to Macalester on Saturday morning, and, reveling in the defeat of the Republican American Health Care Act, packed the Alexander G. Kagin Ballroom for her fifth town hall of 2017. The event, coming not 24 hours after the Democrats’ biggest victory since President Trump’s election in November, had a…

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Examining Macalester Plymouth Church’s sanctuary designation

On January 30, Macalester students, staff and faculty received an email from Cynthia Hendricks with a familiar subject line: “Message from President Rosenberg.” It was three days after Donald Trump signed the first travel ban attempting to prevent entry of citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen and the Macalester community was…

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Macalester professors lead chapter of anti-Trump group

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as president of the US in November, a Macalester professor decided to form a group to organize against the new president’s agenda. The result was the Facebook group “Indivisible Saint Paul,” part of a larger resistance movement against Trump started by a collection of former Democratic congressional staffers….

Opinion

Trump time and American Muslims

At first blush, President Donald Trump is correct to identify the safety of the American Republic and its citizens as a top concern for him and his administration. On this, there is no daylight between him and his predecessor, as well as the vast majority of the American people. But on the heels of such…

Activist and poet Nikki Giovanni talks life, work and politics
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Activist and poet Nikki Giovanni talks life, work and politics

On Thursday, Feb. 23, as part of Black History Month and with funds from Macalester’s Lectures Coordination Board (LCB), Nikki Giovanni — a widely-known African-American poet, activist, professor and commentator — addressed the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom. Her speech did not have a centralized topic, but moved between the subjects of black womanhood, outer space,…

Panel explores Islamophobia, draws critique for lack of representation
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Panel explores Islamophobia, draws critique for lack of representation

Although many of President Trump’s policy changes and executive actions have incited waves of anger and protests, none have generated as much conversation and public resistance as his ban on individuals from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. A chance conversation between anthropology professor Dianna Shandy and international studies professor Ahmed Samatar just…

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Fossil Free Mac: it’s time to end private partnerships

On January 30, President Brian Rosenberg sent a statement to our community opposing the Trump administration’s recent travel ban. Then, on February 9, President Rosenberg sharply criticized the inexperience of incoming Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Through these statements, President Rosenberg laid the groundwork for the college to counter the dangerous policies of Mr. Trump….

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