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“Hoppe” memories and hopes for the future
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“Hoppe” memories and hopes for the future

*Dean of Students Jim Hoppe will leave Macalester at the end of the semester to take on his new position as Vice President and Dean of Student Life at Emerson College in Boston. Hoppe has worked for 12 years at Macalester, serving as Dean of Students for the past nine. This week The Mac Weekly…

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Odd one out: Macalester conservatives share their viewpoints

Macalester College has a reputation for being one of the most liberal colleges in the nation. Within the Macalester community, conservatives act as a political minority. Often times, the ideological differences between the two groups becomes a barrier. “This is a place that boasts its quality of open-mindedness, which most of the time is true….

Basketball season ends as teams look forward hopefully
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Basketball season ends as teams look forward hopefully

After the Men’s Basketball team won their penultimate game over Augsburg on February 17, and the Women’s Basketball team bested Carleton on February 10, both teams began looking towards next year with confidence. Neither made it to the MIAC playoffs this season, but young talent for both teams allows for a bright view of the…

Style File: Josh Marcus and Mike Curran
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Style File: Josh Marcus and Mike Curran

When you plan a photoshoot and interview with Macalester’s improvisational comedy dynamic duo and arts magazine mavens, Josh Marcus ’17 and Mike Curran ’18, you don’t know what to expect. Three hundred pictures and an hour-long interview later, I have attempted to capture the wit, depth, goofiness and authenticity of these two friends. Our conversation…

Food & Drink

How does Macalester eat instant ramen?

Instant Ramen was invented in post-WW II Japan by a man named Momofuku Ando. The idea came to him in 1945 while on a walk through the wreckage of his hometown of Osaka, Japan. He passed by a group of people huddled around a provisional ramen shack waiting for their hot bowls of noodle soup,…

Paving the path to sustainability: Mac’s new permeable pavement
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Paving the path to sustainability: Mac’s new permeable pavement

A lot of construction projects around campus are pretty noticeable. No one could miss the renovation of J-Wall, and when solar panels are added to Markim Hall later this year, it will be an obvious statement of Macalester’s dedication to sustainability. Sometimes smaller construction projects occur around campus that have important consequences but are not…

Macalester purchases school building, parking lot across from campus
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Macalester purchases school building, parking lot across from campus

Macalester College recently completed its purchase of a few properties close to campus. On November 17, the College closed on properties at 1549 Grand Avenue and 1550 Summit Avenue. The sale includes the school building on Summit Avenue currently occupied by both Laura Jeffrey Academy and the Highland Park Montessori School, as well as the…

Love Thy Neighborhood
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Love Thy Neighborhood

This past year has seen a tremendous push by branding professionals both here at Macalester and in the state to update advertising. They are harnessing the power of social media to highlight the great aspects of attending Macalester and living in Minnesota. Earlier this year, Minnesota’s tourism office, Explore Minnesota, hired Colle + McVoy, a…

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