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Laure Prouvost is waiting for you at the Walker

In her new exhibit at the Walker, They Are Waiting For You, Laure Prouvost raises the question: Do we really need language? Sure, language is helpful, convenient. We use language to communicate, to be understood and to understand others. It’s a tool we employ every day, without thinking about it; it’s a habit, a routine….

Obituary: celebrating the life of Cassini (1997-2017)
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Obituary: celebrating the life of Cassini (1997-2017)

The Cassini spacecraft, aged 19 years and 11 months, died in a powerful display of heroism. The late astronomer, author and science communicator Carl Sagan once said that “for small creatures such as we, the vastness [of the universe] is bearable only through love.” Cassini’s life mission was to bring a pocket of that vastness…

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Letter to the Editor

I would also like to respond to the article published regarding the second floor space in the library. For those I have not yet met, I am a 2000 Alum (Political Science major, minors in Women and Gender Studies and Spanish). I’m grateful for what I was taught here and the way it shaped me….

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Lego of our books: on entrepreneurship and library space

Macalester recently announced its intention to convert the second floor of the library into an “entrepreneurship space.” I am saddened by this decision, but not surprised. Macalester administrators dote on trustees and donors while leaving student needs unmet. The repurposing of library space is no exception. The library is not an entrepreneurship space. Administrators and…

Increased demand for math, computer science strains resources
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Increased demand for math, computer science strains resources

Over the last decade, the number of Macalester students majoring in STEM disciplines has risen dramatically — and the college is struggling to keep up. Since 2007, there has been a 181 percent increase in the number of math majors and an astounding 608 percent increase in the number of computer science majors. Currently, over…

Library hosts conversation on development in recently updated space
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Library hosts conversation on development in recently updated space

Macalester’s DeWitt Wallace Library is a constantly evolving space, changing through the decades with shifts in both technology and student needs. A recent alteration to its interior was the conversion of a third floor reading room into the Barbara B. Davis SPACE (Scholarship Partnership and Collaborative Engagement) last summer. This Tuesday, the new hybrid room…

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Library director delves into recent space changes

This fall, returning Macalester students may have sauntered to their favorite DeWitt Wallace Library study spots only to find a couple brand-new walls impeding access to their preferred cozy corner. Fear not, observant Macites: although the two freshly partitioned spaces blend in and look as if they’ve existed forever, they were indeed created anew this…

Space plan highlights need for  more classrooms, event spaces
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Space plan highlights need for more classrooms, event spaces

On Tuesday, September 27, David Wheaton, Macalester’s Vice President for Administration and Finance, presented the results of a campus space study conducted last year to a group of students, faculty and administrators. The study was conducted by Boston-based architectural firm Shepley Bulfinch, which specializes in college campus planning. Wheaton served as the chair of a…