Imprints creates space for open discussion of survivor experiences
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Imprints creates space for open discussion of survivor experiences

Please be advised: this article contains discussion of sexual violence. The third annual Imprints Project drew students, staff and faculty members to the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center on the afternoon of Monday, April 29. Imprints features a series of survivor-support projects completed throughout Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The project, led by the pilot student…

Karinna Gerhardt awarded Truman Scholarship
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Karinna Gerhardt awarded Truman Scholarship

Each year, hundreds of students apply for the Truman Scholarship, a program that gives 55 to 65 students $30,000 for graduate school. The program looks for students who have shown a dedication to public service. This year, Karinna Gerhardt ’20 was awarded one of the scholarships. For Gerhardt, the award opens up a wide range…

Peter Bognanni launches his third book at Common Good Books
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Peter Bognanni launches his third book at Common Good Books

On April 9, English professor Peter Bognanni released his third novel, “This Book is Not Yet Rated.” Common Good Books hosted the new young adult (YA) novel’s launch the following evening. Bognanni introduced the novel and read a few excerpts. Ethan, the book’s movie-obsessed protagonist, tells the story of his job at a struggling independent…

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Green Dot trainings and shared spaces in the LC

Earlier in the semester, Julia Moran ’19 posted signs in the Leonard Center (LC) to express her annoyance at signs that had recently been posted to reserve space for athletes. Questions of an athlete and non-athlete divide aren’t new at Macalester or other colleges, but, with a new athletic director, a new director of club…

Sustainability Office’s Zero Waste by 2020 initiative faces challenges
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Sustainability Office’s Zero Waste by 2020 initiative faces challenges

With several of Macalester’s self-imposed sustainability deadlines rapidly approaching, the college is struggling to meet its Zero Waste by 2020 goal. To achieve “zero waste” status, Macalester would have to divert 90 percent of its total waste away from landfills and incinerators. The college made steady progress towards this goal until the 2014–2015 academic year…

Mac drivers exhausted by snowfall
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Mac drivers exhausted by snowfall

In the midst of a record-setting month of snowfall, Macalester students have struggled to keep up with frequently shifting snow plow routes and parking regulations. Several students have ended up with tickets for parking in the wrong place at the wrong time around campus. “I got a ticket during the last Saint Paul snow emergency…

Protesters honor missing and murdered Indigenous women
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Protesters honor missing and murdered Indigenous women

Hundreds of people gathered at the Minneapolis American Indian Center on Thursday, Feb. 14 to listen to speakers and march through the streets, raising awareness for the many missing and murdered Native women, children and LGBTQ+ people whose cases remain unsolved by law enforcement. This marked the fifth year that the Minneapolis American Indian Center…

Marlon James drops new book
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Marlon James drops new book

Last week, Macalester’s author-in-residence and English professor Marlon James published his fourth novel, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf.” James read passages from the novel and signed copies at a reception on Tuesday night in Mairs Concert Hall. The novel – the first of a trilogy – follows the protagonist, Tracker, on his search for a missing…

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