Home, News / September 21, 2018 RAs deter thief as bikes are stolen from campus at increased rate

Walking back to their dorm on Sunday, September 16, Resident Assistants (RAs) Lidija Namike ’21 and Isaac Kim ’19 noticed something suspicious – a man at the bike racks under Dupre Hall who appeared to be cutting one of the locks. Kim and Namike decided to intervene. “We walked over and I asked him if...

Home, News / September 21, 2018 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...

Arts, Home / September 21, 2018 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...

Home, Media / September 18, 2018 Meet the Staff Fall 2018

Home, Media / September 13, 2018 Groveland: Kofi Annan

Check out the first edition of The Mac Weekly‘s new podcast Groveland, hosted by Kori Suzuki. Available on the streaming below below: Soundcloud Itunes Spotify

Food & Drink, Home / September 13, 2018 Minnesota State Fair: hotdish-on-a-stick and other 2018 favorites

As the warm Minnesota summer winds to an end, the Minnesota State Fair rises up in an effort to preserve the very last of summer. Kids, students, families and tourists come from around the state to enjoy everything the fair has to offer. This includes, but is not limited to, live music, petting zoos, rodeos,...

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Mac founder Margaret Doty’s spirit of hospitality
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Mac founder Margaret Doty’s spirit of hospitality

The fourth founder that The Mac Weekly will feature is Margaret Doty, for whom Doty Hall is named. Doty was the Macalester Dean of Women and an English professor. She was a faculty member from 1924 to 1960. Doty was a Macalester alum herself and graduated in 1914. After getting a masters degree in English…

Years of planning brings MacSHARE to Macalester
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Years of planning brings MacSHARE to Macalester

On Friday Feb. 9, students gathered in the lower level of the Campus Center to participate in the first distribution of locally-sourced organic food and produce from the MacSHARE grocery cooperative – a project three years in the making. MacSHARE buys its food in bulk from Co-Partners Warehouse on Vandalia Street in St. Paul, and…

Three months on, administration and students shape walk-in response
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Three months on, administration and students shape walk-in response

In the late morning of Nov. 16, 2017, a massive crowd of Macalester students, faculty, staff and administrators filled the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center for a walk-in against hate. What started as a student-organized response to anti-Semitic and anti-Arab graffiti on campus became a rupturing event – sparking broad conversations about equity, diversity, cultural…

Seeing the Bigger Pitcher: Dangerous Man Brewing Company
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Seeing the Bigger Pitcher: Dangerous Man Brewing Company

On this week’s Seeing the Bigger Pitcher, I was fortunate enough to “survive” the Dangerous Man Brewing Company, located in the Arts District of northeast Minneapolis. Once a dusty furniture store, this brewery has utterly transformed the building and the community that surrounds it. Sarah Bonvallet and Rob Miller, a couple from the Twin Cities…

An American Ascent: A powerful film about race and climbing
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An American Ascent: A powerful film about race and climbing

June 2013. It’s the 100th anniversary of the first ascension of Denali, also known as Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America. Rising to 20,310 feet, the mountain has welcomed many great expeditions. That summer, outdoors enthusiasts from all over the world reconvened for an anniversary ascent. Amongst them were nine climbers, the first…

Black Sheep Pizza: A Twin Cities take on American pizza
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Black Sheep Pizza: A Twin Cities take on American pizza

Judging pizza can be a contentious issue. Each individual carries their own specific taste and preferences. In some cases people feel so strongly about their prefered style of pizza that all other slices seem inferior. At some point, it becomes hard to discern between loyalty to your favorite slice of pizza and the objective attributes…

Fossil Free Mac proposes divestment to SRC
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Fossil Free Mac proposes divestment to SRC

On Wednesday Jan. 31, Fossil Free Mac (FFM) presented their latest fossil fuel divestment proposal to to the Social Responsibility Committee (SRC). The SRC was supposed to hear FFM’s presentation last fall, but due to scheduling conflicts, was unable to convene before winter break. The proposal presented on Wednesday calls on Macalester to divest the…

Keillor harassed Mac student in 2012, college standing by bookstore
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Keillor harassed Mac student in 2012, college standing by bookstore

Former “A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor wrote a sexually charged limerick about a Macalester student on the whiteboard behind the counter at his bookstore, Common Good Books, in 2012, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News reported last Tuesday. Despite this, Macalester has no plans to end its business relationship with the 75-year-old Minnesota-native. Keillor’s…

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