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Trustees approve new stadium turf, grant tenure to three

Macalester’s Board of Trustees reconvened from Jan. 24-25, participating in a two-hour long diversity training, approving the installation of new turf at Macalester Stadium, and granting tenure to three faculty members. The new turf will be installed over the summer, and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2018 fall season. It…

Macalester celebrates newly-tenured faculty members
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Macalester celebrates newly-tenured faculty members

Macalester has granted tenure to seven professors: Zeynep Devrim Gürsel from the international studies department, Rivi Handler-Spitz from the Asian languages and cultures department, William Hart from the religious studies department, Andrea Kaston Tange from the English department, Mark Mandarano from the music department, J. Ernesto Ortiz-Díaz from the Hispanic and Latin American studies department…

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…

Features

Pass/Fail: Mac students handpick prospective professors in hiring process

Student involvement has always played a central role within the Macalester community. This has recently been on display during the turnaround of professors in various departments, such as English, History and Economics. Daylanne English, Chair of the English Department, explains the process as “always centrally involving students.” In short, search committees are found in every…

Macalester grants tenure to 12 faculty members
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Macalester grants tenure to 12 faculty members

This January, Macalester granted tenure status to 12 faculty members: Randall Bauer of the music department; Andrew Billing of French and Francophone studies; Louisa Bradtmiller of Environmental studies; Amy Damon of Economics and Latin American studies; Erik Davis and Susanna Drake of Religious studies; Corie Hammers of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies; Marlon James of…

Opinion

Support the contingent faculty that help make Macalester great

One of the best parts about being a Macalester student is choosing from the breadth of interesting courses that are offered each semester. Balancing creative desires, career aspirations and graduation requirements in only four classes often seems like an impossible task. Macalester’s ability to attract incredible and passionate faculty only further complicates the decision. There…

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Lara Nielsen denied tenure appeal, will not return to teach

Following the unsuccessful appeal of her tenure denial, Theater and Dance professor Lara Nielsen will not be returning to Macalester this year. Nielsen, an Assistant Professor, had her application for tenure denied by the Faculty Personnel Committee last December. Knowing that a professor being denied tenure eventually leads to their departure from the school, a…

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Nielsen, supporters await decision

No decision in theater and dance professor Lara Nielsen’s tenure appeal has been announced, creating uncertainty as to her future status at the college. Nielsen, an associate professor in the Theater and Dance Department, was denied tenure last December. A group of students and other supports of Nielsen started a campaign, “Support Lara Nielsen!” which…

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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…

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