Human Rights Watch official discusses Israel, Palestine in JBD talk
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Human Rights Watch official discusses Israel, Palestine in JBD talk

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, Eric Goldstein, deputy director of the international NGO Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division, visited Macalester to give a presentation on his organization’s work in Israel and Palestine. The presentation, sponsored by Macalester Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (MacSUPER), focused on several major Human Rights Watch initiatives…

Jinci Lu’s commitment to mental health reform
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Jinci Lu’s commitment to mental health reform

Since high school and throughout her time at Macalester, Jinci Lu ’20 has dedicated a lot of time and thought to studying mental health. “I was drawn to mental health because of personal experience with a family member who suffered from depression,” Lu said. She was interested in how different cultures handle mental health –…

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Snyder lectures, reads poetry in Kagin

Acclaimed poet and environmentalist Gary Snyder visited Macalester last week, and, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, delivered the annual Engel-Morgan-Jardetzky Distinguished Lecture on Science, Culture and Ethics. Snyder has published 20 books of poetry and prose in total and, in 1975, won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his book Turtle Island. Snyder’s work centers around…

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Activists discuss health reform in South Africa

Two celebrated advocates for accessible HIV/AIDS treatment in South Africa visited Macalester on Tuesday, Sept. 25 to discuss their work. Vuyiseka Dubula and Mandla Majola both partner with Acacia Global, a nonprofit that works to support NGOs in South Africa on issues of social justice and cross-cultural understanding. The organization’s Executive Director Kevin Winge introduced…