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Senior futures: Saint Paul and the great big world beyond

It may be a well-known stereotype that humanities and social science majors cannot find opportunities post-graduation, but many seniors will prove the naysayers wrong when they graduate this May. Macalester is rooted in a strong history of humanities and social sciences and the Class of 2017 is no exception when it comes to following this…

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Senior Futures: From investment banking to the Peace Corps

This article is the first installment in a series. Each installment focuses on different academic areas and career paths. This week, we explore computer science and economics. When the Class of 2017 graduates in May, its members will spread across the United States and the world, pursuing opportunities in fields ranging from international development to…

District Court Judge Wilhelmina Wright to speak at Commencement
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District Court Judge Wilhelmina Wright to speak at Commencement

Before the members of the Class of 2017 receive their diplomas on May 13, 2017, they will hear from this year’s commencement speaker: the Honorable Wilhelmina M. “Mimi” Wright, a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Minnesota. This past week, President Brian Rosenberg extended an invitation to Judge Wright, asking if she would...
Gary Hines ’74 selected as 2016 commencement speaker
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Gary Hines ’74 selected as 2016 commencement speaker

Gary D. Hines ’74 has been chosen as this year’s commencement speaker for the Class of 2016’s graduation on Saturday, May 14. He is a three-time Grammy winning music director and producer of Sounds of Blackness, the 40-person choir and ten-piece orchestra group. “Since he founded the Sounds of Blackness at Macalester over 40 years…

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Into the real world: Eighteen seniors will graduate in December

While many students are preparing for finals week and winter break, another group of students on campus is preparing to do something a bit more daunting this winter: graduate from Macalester. This winter, 18 students will graduate from Macalester. Most will do so in December, but others, who are finishing up their classes or completing…

Opinion

Sharing a degree with your rapist

What does a college degree mean when it’s shared with your rapist? This is a question I’ve been asking myself recently. In the beginning of my sophomore year at Macalester, I was raped by a friend and fellow student. It took me a year to report him to the school, not only because it took…

CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin to deliver commencement address
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CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin to deliver commencement address

Jeffrey Toobin will deliver this year’s commencement speech, Communications announced. Toobin, a senior legal analyst for CNN and staff writer for The New Yorker, is regarded as an expert on contemporary legal issues. He was formerly an assistant U.S. Attorney and legal analyst for ABC. During his time as a television legal analyst, he has…