NAME IT AND WIN
MACALESTER'S ONLINE PORTAL HAS ITS NAME
The online portal for Macalester, set to launch this spring, now has a name thanks to over 90 students, staff and faculty who submitted 160 entries during the “Name It and Win” naming contest held in October.
The portal planning team’s expectations were far exceeded by the creativity, variety and quantity of proposed names. Building on the creativity of the names and supporting information submitted by contest participants, the brainstorming team concluded the best name would express both something local and unique about Macalester as well as the college’s grander values and aspirations. It also became clear that the Macalester community was interested in a name that was creative, interesting, and linked to our culture. With these things in mind, the group chose the name 1600Grand.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Because this name was inspired by the rich pool of entries, the contest’s grand-prize winner was drawn from those who submitted an entry. First-year student Zachary Farber wins the $150 gift card. Twenty other randomly selected winners received $15 gift certificates for entering the contest in October.
WHAT IS THIS NEW ONLINE PORTAL?
The portal will connect its users to the online resources they use most from one convenient location. All of the main online services you rely on will soon be "under one roof." It’ll be the new way to access, organize, simplify and connect with your world at Macalester. Faculty, students and staff can expect to start using 1600Grand this coming spring.
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