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Professor Ruthann Godollei presents “Hellmouth” exhibit
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Professor Ruthann Godollei presents “Hellmouth” exhibit

Ruthann Godollei, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Art, says she has never lived in a worse political climate than that of the present. “It is not just one errant leader, or a set of craven elected office-holders; it is a corrosive cultural climate raining fire, gleeful at causing others pain,” she said. Godollei has been a…

Opinion

The Trump Administration, One Year Later

One year after Donald Trump took the oath of office, a popular take among the savviest members of the chattering classes is that the Trump administration is in disarray, historically unpopular and unaccomplished. This assessment is not entirely baseless. Trump’s approval rating has fluctuated between 35 and 40 percent for most of the past year,…

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…

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Macalester community seeks to broaden campus political culture

When Jeff Garcia ’14 arrived at Macalester as a first-year in the fall of 2010, he was unimpressed with the political culture he found. “Coming in as a lower middle class, working class guy from New York, it was definitely a culture shock,” Garcia said. “[Macalester] felt kind of turgid in the classroom and in…

Opinion

Whither the modern anti-nuclear movement?

The Nobel Committee’s decision to award this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) presents a felicitous opportunity for us to consider anew the problem of nuclear weapons. While the prospect of nuclear annihilation hangs over us perpetually like the sword of Damocles, most of us choose the serenity…

Sports

Sports Editorial: Unity in the NFL? Only to protect the Shield

by Justin Chen jchen3@macalester.edu Ever since Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest against American racism began, there has been tension between players and ownership in the NFL. With ownership fearing blowback from protests during the anthem, the NFL seemed divided. Few athletes protested during the anthem, and often endured boos from their fans for their actions. Owners…

Opinion

Ideological purity tests are short-sighted

Lost in the bedlam of the current administration—and more broadly, the modern Republican party—is the fact that Democrats may be in more disarray yet. The strategy for 2018 at this point seems to be rudimentary: we are not that guy. That strategy rests on the assumption that the American voter has learned from their mistake…

News

President Rosenberg, administration respond to DACA announcement

Editor’s Note: The Mac Weekly has a policy of providing anonymity when speaking out may cause harm to a student’s mental or physical health, or to a student’s academic standing. Due to the sensitive circumstances surrounding DACA, the names of three students have been omitted to protect their privacy. Macalester President Brian Rosenberg spoke out…

Opinion

Trump’s unclear stance on Syria: CRSA’s response

By the Committee for Refugee Student Access On April 4, a chemical attack was carried out in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, killing upwards of 70 civilians. The U.S. was quick to blame Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad, and, just a day later, President Trump launched 59 tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat airbase in retaliation, the…

Opinion

It happens here: anti-Semitism at Macalester

As Easter approaches, Christian students may have a lot on their minds: church services, time with loved ones, or trips home to commemorate one of the most important holidays in their religion. As we all know, and celebrate, there is a diversity of faiths at Macalester with celebrations throughout the year, including the Jewish High…

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