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Bognanni’s House of Tomorrow readies for big screen release

The film adaptation of English professor Peter Bognanni’s first book, The House of Tomorrow, is coming to theaters in April. The Mac Weekly sat down with Bognanni on Tuesday to discuss the movie-making process, balancing writing and teaching, and an upcoming trip to Los Angeles. The following transcript has been lightly edited for clarity. The…

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[email protected]: The double shift and professorship

The Macalester community provides a space that fosters learning. Students of different backgrounds come from across the globe for the opportunity to learn at this institution. However, as I’m sure you’ve heard your professors say, you aren’t the only ones learning here at Mac. While students are the ones being directly taught, professors and other…

Prof Talk: Karen Saxe recently made Dewitt Wallace Professor
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Prof Talk: Karen Saxe recently made Dewitt Wallace Professor

TMW: You were recently made a DeWitt Wallace professor. What does that entail? KS: It’s basically an honor, that’s all it is, really. It’s recognizing the contributions that one has made to the college over the past decades and there’s nothing aside from prestige attached to it. So if you look at the list of…

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Prof Talk: William D. Hart, Religious Studies

This week, The Mac Weekly sat down with new religious studies professor William D. Hart to discuss his values and journey to Macalester. TMW: To start off, how long have you been teaching at Mac and what courses are you teaching this semester? WH: This is my first year teaching at Macalester. In fact, I…

Prof Talk: Get to know new math professor David Shuman
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Prof Talk: Get to know new math professor David Shuman

What specifically do you teach? I’m in the math/stats/computer science department, and I’ve taught courses in all three. In fact, I managed to teach courses in all three areas in my first semester. I taught the intro stats course and computational linear algebra last spring. Now I’m teaching linear algebra and a special topics course…

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Nielsen files appeal

The contention over theatre professor Lara Nielsen’s tenure decision reached a new concrete stage the week prior to spring break, with Nielsen officially filing an appeal with the Faculty Appeals Committee. Nielsen was denied tenure last December, and students have been working to support her since then with letter writing campaigns, art installations and other…

ProfTalk: Ryan Murphy
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ProfTalk: Ryan Murphy

A shortened version appeared in the February 15, 2013 print edition of The Mac Weekly; below is the complete article. Talk about your background. I went to Macalester, graduated in 1998, and I’m from Minnesota. But I’m back at Macalester now after living in San Francisco for a lot of years. During that time I…