Should Macalester keep playing football?
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Should Macalester keep playing football?

In the late 1800s, a German man named Frederick Hoffman immigrated to the United States. He found himself at the Prudential Insurance Company, where, in his role as a senior statistician, he travelled the country each year trying to ascertain the common causes of death for Americans. This was important information for the executives at…

Rosenberg on mental health, his salary and leaving Mac
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Rosenberg on mental health, his salary and leaving Mac

The following is part of an interview that was conducted with Macalester President Brian Rosenberg in September. The transcript has been lightly edited for clarity. TMW: I noticed that in your first-year orientation talk a couple of big themes were ‘you belong here’; ‘you’re not alone here.’ Were you influenced in that by what happened…

Lack of Title IX screening for student employees, leaders leaves college scrambling to formulate new policies
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Lack of Title IX screening for student employees, leaders leaves college scrambling to formulate new policies

The failure of multiple departments on campus to screen students for Title IX complaints prior to hiring them into leadership positions has left the college scrambling to draft a new comprehensive policy for vetting student employees and leaders. Currently, there exists no college-wide policy requiring student employees to be screened through the Title IX office,…

Voter turnout up at Macalester
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Voter turnout up at Macalester

Almost two years to the day after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Americans took to the polls in one of the most critical elections in recent times. The results they delivered on the federal level were mixed: Democrats won the popular vote by a substantial margin and easily reclaimed control of…

Mac mourns at Mount Zion, readies for road ahead
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Mac mourns at Mount Zion, readies for road ahead

On the morning of Oct. 27, a gunman walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh and started shooting. The gunman, who believed the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) to be responsible for bringing “invaders in that kill our people” and reportedly told an officer that he wanted all…

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Me Too founder to speak on campus in December

The founder of the Me Too movement is coming to Macalester. The Lectures Coordination Board (LCB) is bringing Tarana Burke, a native of The Bronx, to campus for a lecture and discussion in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom in Kagin Commons on Dec. 6. Burke first used the phrase “Me Too” to highlight the shared…

Swastikas found in library, college responds
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Swastikas found in library, college responds

On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 4, two swastikas were found carved into a study table on the fourth floor of the DeWitt Wallace Library. This marks the third consecutive year that swastikas have been found carved into desks in the library, and the first appearance of the anti-semitic and white supremacist symbol on campus…

DeWitt Wallace, Carleton, and Mac’s historic fundraising woes
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DeWitt Wallace, Carleton, and Mac’s historic fundraising woes

On Oct. 4, Macalester launched the public phase of its $100 million fundraising campaign, The Macalester Moment. It’s an important time for the college – in more ways than one. “At Macalester, fundraising is not easy,” President Brian Rosenberg said at a town hall event in Kagin Ballroom on Sept. 20. “We have historically been…

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