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Having worked at Wells Fargo

Dear Editor, The Mac Weekly: I was encouraged to hear of Mac students protesting Wells Fargo. Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus made news across the state. As a former employee in Wells Fargo’s Eagan foreclosure facility, I can offer a perspective of the bank’s misdeeds. I hope that my insights will encourage the student movement….

Administrators reiterate support for Wells Fargo contract during KWOC meeting
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Administrators reiterate support for Wells Fargo contract during KWOC meeting

Updated: May 2, 2013 President Brian Rosenberg and David Wheaton, the Vice President for Administration and Finance, met with four representatives from Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus (KWOC) on April 26 in a meeting scheduled after negotiation between the two parties following the group’s barricade of Weyerhaeuser. Both administrators reiterated their support for the college’s…

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KWOC’s response

In response to community concern about foreclosure and community reinvestment activity, the students of KWOC are currently requesting Macalester sever its ties with Wells Fargo.

KWOC occupies Weyerhaeuser in response to contract decision
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KWOC occupies Weyerhaeuser in response to contract decision

Update: President Rosenberg agreed to meet with students on Friday afternoon following their barricade of Weyerhaeuser Thursday morning. Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus (KWOC)’s yearlong campaign to end the college’s purchasing relationship with Wells Fargo continued this week after college administrators decided on Monday to maintain the existing contract. In response to the college’s decision,…

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Community leaders call for a stand against Wells Fargo

As representatives of community organizations working for social justice in Minnesota, we were looking forward to meeting with you and KWOC students this past Monday to discuss Macalester’s banking relationship with Wells Fargo. We are disappointed that it was canceled and are using this letter to convey some of the information we had planned to share with you at the meeting.

KWOC student activists on their arrests, civil disobedience
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KWOC student activists on their arrests, civil disobedience

Minnesotans for a Fair Economy’s Week of Action had a presence at Macalester as part of Kick Wall Street Off Campus’ continuing movement to end the college’s banking relationship with Wells Fargo. Throughout the week, students and community members moved their money to different banks and credit unions and rallied on Bateman Plaza, in addition…

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KWOC gears up for week of protest

On Wednesday, February 27, Mac students will join communities around the Twin Cities to advocate for better banking practices.  The day’s events are part of a Cities-wide Week of Action campaign organized by Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, but the Macalester campaign focuses specifically on the college’s relationship with Wells Fargo. The activities on campus…