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The Idea Lab: Not an Ideal Image for Macalester

Walking from the first to the second floor of the library is like walking into another world. The reference texts and printing stations all vanish as you walk up the first flight of stairs, and what you’re met with doesn’t look like a library at all. For some, the fact that the college provides hot…

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…

Campus cat gains fame
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Campus cat gains fame

By Isabella Molano [email protected] In the past week, Macalester’s favorite cat has gained international stardom. Max, a cat who lives near campus with religious studies professor Gregory Lipton and his wife Connie Lipton, has long roamed around campus and interacted with students and faculty. “He has been in our dorm, he came into our rooms…

Judging a book by its cover in the library
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Judging a book by its cover in the library

This year, the Macalester library unveiled a new project: the Idea Lab. The space was immediately repudiated by much of the student body. Why? Why would a major investment in the Macalester library that brought students new opportunities to collaborate, experiment and learn be so thoroughly rejected (at least at the level of public debate)?…

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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