The opinion piece below is an updated version of the article entitled “Facing pressure to study away” that appeared in the print edition of The Mac Weekly on Friday, March 8, 2013. What would we get anything done if we didn’t have social pressures? There’s no getting around the fact that they exist—and college campuses…
When I first heard that K.P. Hong would lose his job at Macalester at the end of this academic year, I couldn’t hold back the tears. Normally I would have felt foolish crying publicly, but sitting on my meditation cushion I knew better than to fight it.
In the 10th grade, I sent an email to the IT staff of my high school calling them communists. Specifically, I wanted to know why websites with flash games were being blocked. This, I had decided, was proof of an authoritarian state more like the ‘great firewall’ of China than the way a school should be run.
When Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on February 11, he created a vacancy in the Roman Catholic Church that can only be filled by a conclave. He also made my March that much more exciting. You see, I was raised Catholic, and although I am no longer a Catholic, I am still pumped about the conclave.
The rising costs of obtaining a higher education degree are more burdensome than ever. Minnesota now has the fourth highest average higher education debt in the country at a whopping $29,058 per student, according to an annual report by the Project on Student Debt. We now have a crisis on our hands, and we need a solution.
Dear President Brian Rosenberg, David Wheaton, Doug Rosenberg, and Kate Walker:
Thank you for facilitating last week’s meeting with representatives from Wells Fargo, Macalester business services administrators and students representing Macalester’s Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus coalition.
I am writing in response to Matt Day’s article about the college “donation arms race.” After digesting his opinion piece, it became clear to me that there is some misunderstanding about why the Annual Fund exists.
Congress tried to force itself to make a plan for the deficit by putting a punishment in place if they failed to come to an agreement: the sequestration, or forced budget cuts. Predictably, given the general incompetence of Congress, no agreement was made and the budget cuts, amounting to $85 billion across the board, have been put into effect.
I write this at six o’clock AM Sunday night (Monday morning?), with no sleep and no chance of stopping for breath until, well, tomorrow morning at six o’clock. And I’m not the only one. As students, we often get caught up in the over-achievement whirlwind, so hectically busy we forget ourselves. Sometimes slowing down or…
As a student devoting his life to rectifying pertinent global health issues and well on his way to graduate school for global health, I have witnessed and will continue to witness grave injustices and inequities in health. This past weekend, I had an experience which was, for lack of proper phrasing, humbling. An emergency situation…