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TMW senior editors say their goodbyes, joyously reflect

By Meg Britton-Mehlisch and Celia Heudebourg This week The Mac Weekly bids farewell to its own seniors. The incoming Editors-in-Chief talk with Rachel Wilson, Jamie Goodin, Ellie Fuqua, Jake Greenberg, Max Horvath, Maddie Jaffe, Eliza Ramsey, Allie Korbey, Kate Rhodes and Esha Datta. They discuss office memories and the Wac Meekly. TMW: This is the…

District Court Judge Wilhelmina Wright to speak at Commencement
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District Court Judge Wilhelmina Wright to speak at Commencement

Before the members of the Class of 2017 receive their diplomas on May 13, 2017, they will hear from this year’s commencement speaker: the Honorable Wilhelmina M. “Mimi” Wright, a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Minnesota. This past week, President Brian Rosenberg extended an invitation to Judge Wright, asking if she would...
Fourth Macathon births new music contest, new batch of winners
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Fourth Macathon births new music contest, new batch of winners

On any given Friday night, the Olin-Rice Science Center and the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center are deserted. Much like the other academic buildings on campus, they are eerily quiet, emptied of their student population until the following week. Last weekend was different. The fourth annual Macathon competition and the first annual Funkathon competition drew…

Macalester’s new active shooter procedure: Run. Hide. Fight.
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Macalester’s new active shooter procedure: Run. Hide. Fight.

In the last few years, mass shootings and campus shootings have become all-too-familiar sights on our TV screens and in our newspapers, across the country and throughout the world. In response to this, the Macalester College Incident Management Team is subscribing to a new procedure model for the community in the event that an active…

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hosts RiverCentre rally
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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hosts RiverCentre rally

On Tuesday afternoon, hordes of eager Macalester students sporting Bernie Sanders gear filled several Metro transit buses as they headed to hear the presidential candidate give a speech at the RiverCentre in downtown Saint Paul. The students joined over 15,000 other supporters, who packed into the RiverCentre and an “overflow room” for a chance to…

Mac Students at COP21
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Mac Students at COP21

This past weekend, as Macalester students came back to campus after Thanksgiving, the 10 students in Professor Roopali Phadke’s environmental studies class about the COP21 climate change conference boarded a plane to Paris. The class, entitled “Climate Talks: Dispatches from Paris,” has been working all semester in preparation for the conference that many have said…

Seattle immersive learning class offered for second year in a row
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Seattle immersive learning class offered for second year in a row

This fall, for the second year in a row, Macalester students were able to register for “Engaging in the Twin Cities and Seattle,” an immersive learning course which touches upon contemporary urban issues and challenges that cities face in the 21st century. The two-credit course, which is cross-listed in the Geography and American Studies departments,…

A Look Inside: Café Mac’s kitchen revealed
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A Look Inside: Café Mac’s kitchen revealed

The Cafe Mac kitchen is an unknown world to the many students that eat in there every single day. Photos by Meg Britton-Mehlisch ’18. For students on the meal plan, Café Mac is a part of the everyday Macalester experience. At meal times, students swipe their cards, drop off their backpacks and head to their…

Macalester & Minnesota celebrate Marlon James
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Macalester & Minnesota celebrate Marlon James

Late Wednesday afternoon in Janet Wallace’s Dayton Commons, catered food, a stage and a live band replaced the usual study chairs and tables. Students, faculty and administration were gathered to celebrate creative writing professor Marlon James, whose novel A Brief History of Seven Killings won the Man Booker Prize earlier this month. President Brian Rosenberg…

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Winter ball venue announced

Last week, Program Board (PB) announced that the Minnesota History Center would host Macalester’s 2015 Winter Ball. With a change of venue, students can expect a slightly different Winter Ball experience compared to previous years, which is in line with PB’s long-term desire to improve and polish the event. Olivia Doe ’18, one of the…

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