Tag: Entrepreneurship

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Thrive: Developing a Community of Strategic Thinking

Macalester’s Strategic Plan has remained stationary on the President’s website page, forgotten by many students, faculty and staff whom it affects. Thrive: The Future of Macalester is a 33 page document that outlines and directs the priorities of Macalester College: internationalism, diversity, entrepreneurship, academic programs (e.g. concentrations), urban sustainability, vocation and the liberal arts, technology…

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Dismembering the Entrepreneurial Dream

I am writing to you all, on the threshold of my graduation from Macalester, about something that affects all of us, a culture and a world we’ve inherited. I come to you from the throes of paralyzing fear for many futures: for my own, that of my friends and loved ones, for that of our…

Faculty respond to plan to remove more library books
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Faculty respond to plan to remove more library books

The DeWitt Wallace Library is reviewing several thousand books for potential removal from college’s collection in the coming months, reigniting conversations over the library’s future and its role in the college’s broader mission. The books targeted for withdrawal were published between 1993 and 1998, have not been checked out in the last fifteen years, are…

‘Winnie and the People’ winners of first annual MacroBurst competition
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‘Winnie and the People’ winners of first annual MacroBurst competition

On Friday, Feb. 16, 11 teams of students gathered in Lowe Dayton Arts Commons to participate in Macalester’s first annual MacroBurst competition – an event which challenged participants to develop an original artistic performance over a sleepless 24 hours. MacroBurst replaced Funkathon, which focused exclusively on musical performances. Its rebranding reflects the school’s decision to…

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Two new orgs present charters, vote next week

by Isabella Molano [email protected] The Macalester College Student Government’s (MSCG) Legislative Body convened on the evening of Oct. 18 in the Idea Lab on the second floor of the library. Kate Ryan Reiling ’00, Macalester’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, discussed how entrepreneurship is present on campus – specifically in the Idea Lab, an entrepreneurial project intended to connect…

Much anticipated library second floor renovation draws rave reviews
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Much anticipated library second floor renovation draws rave reviews

The second floor of the DeWitt Wallace Library has been reborn. Books are by and large gone – replaced with open space, new furniture, new classrooms, touch screens, and makerspaces. The renovation, announced last year and completed over the summer, has been met with a rapturous response. “The reaction has been very positive,” Associate Director,…

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On entrepreneurship at Macalester and the library remodel

by Vivi Gregorich This article is in response to complaints that the Macalester Entrepreneurship Department’s expansion and relocation to the second floor of the library undermines the mission and identity of Macalester as an institution. Macalester’s identity as a liberal arts institution does not change the fact that the application of education, the development of…

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Debate over library entrepreneurship space continues

By Jennifer Katz and Hamzah Yaacob Members of the Macalester community gathered in the Harmon Room on Thursday April 13 for a presentation, followed by a question and answer session about upcoming changes to the second floor of the DeWitt Wallace Library. This meeting was the latest in a series of exchanges between library administrators…

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