Way Back at Mac: Scalia launches his career on campus (sort of)
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Way Back at Mac: Scalia launches his career on campus (sort of)

In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden death, discussions of his character and life’s work have been in the limelight. Scalia and his legacy is controversial, but most seem to agree, political views aside, that Scalia had an engaging and charismatic persona that changed the way the Supreme Court handled the Constitution….

Way Back at Mac: Prehistory
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Way Back at Mac: Prehistory

We all know that Macalester College was instituted in 1874, but few are aware that the groundwork for the school was laid nearly twenty years before with the Baldwin School. The Baldwin School, the precursor to Macalester, was created by Rev. Edward Duffield Neill, with much assistance from its namesake Mr. M. W. Baldwin, as…

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The [critical] theory of everything: exploring a Macalester concentration

Which academic concentration at Macalester combines philosophy, science and math into one field. Stumped? Read on to discover the wonder and complexity of the critical theory (CT) concentration. “[The concentration] comes out of twentieth century French and German philosophy and essentially opens up a negative critical space instead of one of traditional philosophy,” explained CT…

Academic accommodations provide tools for learning
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Academic accommodations provide tools for learning

“Academic accommodations are tools; they remove the barriers so that students can fully participate and demonstrate their knowledge,” said was Robin Hart Ruthenbeck, Assistant Dean of Students and Disability Services Coordinator at Macalester. Hart Ruthenbeck helps provide students with the resources and classroom accommodations they need to be successful students. Accommodations at Macalester come in…

Religion at Mac – Unitarian Universalism: the shared search for something meaningful
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Religion at Mac – Unitarian Universalism: the shared search for something meaningful

“It’s the only church I’ve been to that had a stain glass window with rocketships,” noted James Specter-Bishop ’18. Spector-Bishop, the leader of the Macalester Unitarian Universalists (UUs) added, “And [it’s the only church] where you can believe anything you want.” Sound like your kind of religion? Welcome to Unitarian Universalism and our very own…

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When worlds collide: Patrick Schmidt and President Brian Rosenberg co-teach an FYC

For the first time in his twelve years at Macalester College, President Brian Rosenberg, or perhaps Professor Brian Rosenberg, is teaching a class. Previously unable to dedicate himself to teaching due to his many other responsibilities, Rosenberg has guest lectured but never before taught an official class at Macalester. This year, however, Political Science Professor…

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