Home / October 18, 2018 Staff Editorial

As many of you already know, early on the morning of Oct. 11, several members of our staff discovered a swastika drawn on the forehead of a costume mask in a storage room in our office. This marked the third instance of bigoted graffiti found this semester and follows a pattern of graffiti on this...

Home, News / October 18, 2018 College struggling to meet carbon neutrality goal

Miscalculations made early in the projection process could derail Macalester’s plan to be carbon neutral by 2025. In 2007, President Brian Rosenberg signed onto the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), committing to reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 at the latest. Two years later, relying on the calculations of an environmental studies senior...

Home, News / October 18, 2018 Another swastika found as discussion around response to hate continues

At around 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 11, a swastika was found drawn on the forehead of a costume mask stored in a storage closet in The Mac Weekly office in the basement of 30 Mac. The marking was reported to campus security later that day. This is the third incident of hate speech appearing on...

Home, Sports / October 11, 2018 Macalester early in national search for new athletic director

Macalester is engaged in a national search for a new athletic director to replace Kim Chandler, who left the post suddenly in June after nine years at the school. The college has hired an outside firm, Parker Executive Search, to aid in the hiring process alongside a search committee. The committee is comprised of 16...

Home, News / October 11, 2018 Voices preparing awareness events

This October, the student organization Voices on Mental Health is expanding its effort to combat the stigma on campus connected to suicide. As part of its observation of Mental Health Awareness Month, the group, informally known as Voices, is set to sponsor a series of events that all emphasize coping with grief after suicide. “We...

Home, News / October 11, 2018 Swastikas found in library, college responds

On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 4, two swastikas were found carved into a study table on the fourth floor of the DeWitt Wallace Library. This marks the third consecutive year that swastikas have been found carved into desks in the library, and the first appearance of the anti-semitic and white supremacist symbol on campus...

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Naca suit dismissed, appeal forthcoming
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Naca suit dismissed, appeal forthcoming

In a summary judgment decision dated Sept. 20, U.S. District Court Judge Patrick J. Schiltz dismissed the remainder of former English professor Kristin Naca’s discrimination and wrongful termination suit against Macalester. However, the more than two-and-a-half year legal battle between the two parties is not over just yet: Naca plans to appeal the decision to…

Community rallies for Boyd Park build
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Community rallies for Boyd Park build

Over the week of Sept. 24, a number of Macalester students, faculty and administrators joined nearly 1,000 other community members to build a new playground in Boyd Park. The project will culminate with a grand opening on Sunday, Sept. 30. The playground is the result of over 14 months of fundraising, community engagement and volunteer…

Siah Armajani ’63 discusses his Walker retrospective
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Siah Armajani ’63 discusses his Walker retrospective

Last Thursday, September 20, during the heaviest torrential rain I’ve witnessed in the past year, I made my way to the Walker Art Center. Siah Armajani ’63 was giving a talk about his life as an artist, in relation to the new exhibition of his work at the Walker, “Follow This Line.” The exhibition is…

Mac adjusts after arrival of biggest class
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Mac adjusts after arrival of biggest class

At 621 students, the Class of 2022 is, by a significant margin, the largest in the history of Macalester College. It was not supposed to be. “The first-year class target had been 543 students, and initially we had planned to enroll seven transfer students for 550 new students,” Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid…

Haircuts in the panopticon: kNOw Spaces exhibition opening
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Haircuts in the panopticon: kNOw Spaces exhibition opening

Macalester’s Law Warschaw Gallery is now home to a peculiar structure with the name kNOw Space. The structure resembles a small watchtower or deer blind with mirrored walls. Gallery visitors are welcome to step into the tower, where they can see through the double-mirrored walls to witness everything happening outside. To those looking up at…

Meet the Staff Fall 2018
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Meet the Staff Fall 2018

Editors in Chief Jen Katz '19 and Will Milch '19 News Staff Hannah Catlin '21, Abe Asher '20, Margaret Moran '21, Rebecca Edwards '21 Photo Staff Noah Zwiefel '19 and Ally Kruper '21 Sports Editor Liam McMahon '20 Arts Editor Julia Fritz-Endres '19 Food and Drink Staff Erik Knisley '19 and Henry Nieberg '19 Features...
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