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Interview with President Rosenberg
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Interview with President Rosenberg

The following interview was conducted with Macalester President Brian Rosenberg on Oct. 12. The transcript has been lightly edited for clarity and concision. TMW: When you write something that attacks Donald Trump, or pokes fun at Betsy DeVos, do you feel any pull to be more neutral in your role – because you’ve gotten students…


The racist legacy of Edward D. Neill

Twice in recent weeks have we been informed through the Mac Daily that swastikas had been found in Neill Hall. Twice in recent weeks, this announcement has been accompanied by the claim, “Actions and behaviors such as this are unacceptable and can have a wide range of negative impacts on the community. The swastika is…


Men’s Cross Country hits stride at right time

Entering the season, the Macalester Men’s Cross Country team had one thing on its mind: improving at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship (MIAC) meet. In 2016, the Mac Pack finished in a disappointing ninth place at the year-end meet, only beating Augsburg College and Concordia College-Moorhead across the finish line. “We weren’t too happy…

Macalester’s new look: Administrators  discuss rebranding process

Macalester’s new look: Administrators discuss rebranding process

by Juliette Verlaque and Por Eiamkanchanalai [email protected], [email protected] In September, Macalester students, faculty and staff returned to campus and discovered that a new visual identity had sprung up on sweaters, student IDs and Convocation lunchboxes. Although the change may have seemed sudden to many members of the Macalester community, the school had been considering a…


Larger venue needed for marquee lectures

Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) met on Tuesday Oct. 10 in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom to discuss a packed agenda. Mindy Deardurff of the Career Development Center (CDC) explained a remodeling of the CDC’s approach. Specifically, she talked about changing the model to be more accessible and relevant to students today. This would include divisional support,…


Macalester needs to become fossil free

by Fossil Free Mac [email protected] As the United States shies away from the commitments outlined in the Paris Climate Accord, decisive action to combat the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels is more important than ever. Incoming students may be surprised to discover that Macalester still has significant funds invested in these destructive energy sources. Through…


Women’s cross country builds from the middle

On Saturday, Oct. 14, the Macalester Women’s Cross Country team will run at the Tori Neubauer Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in their final meet before the MIAC Championship. As they head into the season’s most important juncture, the team is flying – or, more appropriately, running – high. They enter Saturday’s…


Out, Out and Away

by Katie Woodouse [email protected] Most Macalester organizations only operate within Macalester grounds. Not Outing Club. In fact, the group defines itself by leaving campus. “I think the nature of going on overnight trips is just pretty different from other clubs,” explained Lucia Hunt ’18, a leader of Outing Club this year. “[Outing Club] can make…

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