Home, Media / December 6, 2018 Groveland: Title IX, Part 2: A Survivor’s Perspective

Most Macalester students are confident in the ability of the school to effectively address reports of sexual assault. But how well does the Title IX process work in practice? Here is one student’s experience. This episode contains descriptions of sexual assault and swearing. Listen on Soundcloud, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Features, Home / December 6, 2018 Macalester’s movement ecology for Palestinian human rights

This fall, Freddy Barragan ’22, Saskia Bernstein ’21, Adelaide Gaughran-Bedell ’21 and Serena Touqan ’22 founded a chapter of the national Palestinian rights organization Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP) on campus. JVP joins two existing organizations, IfNotNow and Macalester Students for Palestinian Equal Rights (MacSUPER), in the fight for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality on...

Home, News / December 6, 2018 Faculty struggle to address violence in classes

Please be advised: this article contains discussion of violence, hate speech and suicide throughout. Sitting before her class on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 30, political science professor and director of the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST) Adrienne Christiansen was caught in two minds, unsure of what to do. The previous Saturday,...

Home, Sports / November 29, 2018 Go deeper: an inside look at 40 minutes of Macalester men’s basketball

On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Macalester Scots men’s basketball team took on the Crown College Storm at the Leonard Center. The game offered the Macalester community a chance to have a look at new head coach Abe Woldeslassie as he coached his first home game. The community responded by filling the Leonard Center with a...

Home, News / November 29, 2018 Rosenberg on mental health, his salary and leaving Mac

The following is part of an interview that was conducted with Macalester President Brian Rosenberg in September. The transcript has been lightly edited for clarity. TMW: I noticed that in your first-year orientation talk a couple of big themes were ‘you belong here’; ‘you’re not alone here.’ Were you influenced in that by what happened...

Features, Home / November 29, 2018 Jinci Lu’s commitment to mental health reform

Since high school and throughout her time at Macalester, Jinci Lu ’20 has dedicated a lot of time and thought to studying mental health. “I was drawn to mental health because of personal experience with a family member who suffered from depression,” Lu said. She was interested in how different cultures handle mental health –...

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DFL celebrates in St. Paul
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DFL celebrates in St. Paul

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) celebrated statewide victories Tuesday night in the Grand River Ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel in St. Paul. DFLers gathered to watch the election returns and hear several of their candidates make victory speeches. Throughout the night, party-goers crowded around televisions broadcasting MSNBC’s coverage around the hall, cheering on congressional candidates…

Macalester’s parental leave policy changes are more generous
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Macalester’s parental leave policy changes are more generous

“It was complicated,” Provost Karine Moe responded when asked about the parental leave policy at Macalester. She said the policy was, “outdated,” and was ready to be, “better for parents, better for kids.” So, when the Faculty Advisory Council asked Moe to look into changing it, she began working with Employment Services. Then, in spring…

Mac mourns at Mount Zion, readies for road ahead
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Mac mourns at Mount Zion, readies for road ahead

On the morning of Oct. 27, a gunman walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh and started shooting. The gunman, who believed the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) to be responsible for bringing “invaders in that kill our people” and reportedly told an officer that he wanted all…

Evangelical leaders hit the road for the Common Good
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Evangelical leaders hit the road for the Common Good

In the lead up to midterm elections, a caravan of evangelical religious leaders are traveling around the country calling for a bold change in congressional representation: for Americans to vote Republicans out of Congress. The bus tour is led by Vote Common Good, an organization using religious and political activism to call for a more…

Macalester EMTs to recieve NAMI training
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Macalester EMTs to recieve NAMI training

Macalester is joining forces with Minnesota’s National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) this February to bring a Mental Health First Aid training to the campus community. The initiative will give community members – especially first-aid workers – the tools to respond to mental health crises as they occur on campus. According to NAMI Workshop Coordinator…

Max the Cat: Where is he now?
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Max the Cat: Where is he now?

Late last fall Max the Cat made national and international news. The Washington Post, The Independent and even Belfast-based The Irish News wrote about Max and his escapades at Macalester. Max went viral when the library employees posted a sign disallowing Max inside. Max was a frequent visitor around campus before the sign went up….

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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…

College struggling to meet carbon neutrality goal
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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…

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