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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…

The complicated celebration and remembering of Edward Duffield Neill
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The complicated celebration and remembering of Edward Duffield Neill

This is the third installment of the Founder’s Day series where the Mac Weekly looks back at some Macalester Founders who have shaped the Macalester we know today. This week we will highlight Edward Duffield Neill, Macalester’s first founder. Neill was born in 1823 in Philidelphia to a well-to-do family of Scotch-Irish Presbyterians; his father…

Mac founder Esther Suzuki shaped mission of multiculturalism
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Mac founder Esther Suzuki shaped mission of multiculturalism

By Kasia Majewski kmajewsk@macalester.edu The Mac Weekly is continuing its profiling of some of the illustrious founders that we commemorate on Founder’s Day. Esther Suzuki is another Macalester founder and woman of color who helped build Macalester’s principles of multiculturalism and service. Suzuki was the first Japanese-American student to attend Macalester. One year after the…