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Bognanni’s House of Tomorrow readies for big screen release

The film adaptation of English professor Peter Bognanni’s first book, The House of Tomorrow, is coming to theaters in April. The Mac Weekly sat down with Bognanni on Tuesday to discuss the movie-making process, balancing writing and teaching, and an upcoming trip to Los Angeles. The following transcript has been lightly edited for clarity. The…

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Trustees approve new stadium turf, grant tenure to three

Macalester’s Board of Trustees reconvened from Jan. 24-25, participating in a two-hour long diversity training, approving the installation of new turf at Macalester Stadium, and granting tenure to three faculty members. The new turf will be installed over the summer, and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2018 fall season. It…

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MCSG Overseer: Increased access to administration?

This week’s meeting of MCSG began with a presentation by Mara Steinitz ’18 and Malik Earle ’18, who proposed a new initiative to connect Macalester students to the College’s administration in response to November’s Walk-In. Steinitz said that the Walk-In seemed like the first space created for students to speak openly regarding frustrations that they…

Macalester debates recording policy
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Macalester debates recording policy

This is an extended version of the story that ran in the print edition of The Mac Weekly on Feb. 2. On Jan. 25, 2018, Macalester’s Education Policy and Guidance council (EPAG) met for a preliminary discussion of a proposed new policy on audiovisual recordings in Macalester classrooms. The policy was written last fall by…

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Thissen visits Mac Dems as caucuses draw near

As the Minnesota gubernatorial race approaches its first caucuses, The Macalester Democrats (Mac Dems) have started preparing for a long election season. On Thursday, Jan. 25, at their second meeting this semester, Mac Dems hosted State Rep. Paul Thissen (D-MN), a candidate running for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) nomination. At the open Q&A-style meeting, attendees had…

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Two professors take unscheduled leaves

Media and cultural studies (MCST) professor Leola Johnson and anthropology and Latin American studies professor Olga Gonzalez have both taken unexpected leaves of absence and are not teaching their scheduled courses this semester. Johnson’s leave is health-related. She was slated to teach two sections of the introductory MCST course “Texts and Power”, as well as…

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MCSG Overseer: Semester Kickoff

By Lindsay Weber lweber1@macalester.edu This week’s MCSG meeting, the first of the spring semester, began with a recap of the fall semester’s initiatives and accomplishments and outlined the Legislative Body’s [LB] plans moving forward. Program Board chair Michelle Buse ’18 presented on the Program Board (PB) budget from last semester. Program Board was allotted $68,000…

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Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds delivers keynote address on Black Joy

By M.L. Kenney & Margaret Moran This year’s Black History Month keynote address, titled “Black Joy Is a Tool Against Oppression,” was delivered by lawyer and activist Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds from 7-9 pm in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom. Levy-Pounds, formerly of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, is perhaps best known in…

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