Lydia X. Z. Brown talks life in academia at the “margins of margins”
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Lydia X. Z. Brown talks life in academia at the “margins of margins”

Last Friday, an audience drawing from both the Macalester community and the larger Mac-Groveland neighborhood crowded Davis Court in Markim Hall to hear prominent disability activist Lydia X. Z. Brown speak. The talk, titled “Cripping Intersectionality: Neurodiversity and Disability Justice,” addressed the unique issues presented by the intersection of disability and other marginalized identities. The…

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The time has come: Macalester must go test-optional

To test or not to test? Mac is currently deliberating a proposed admissions policy to make standardized test scores an optional component of a student application. Back in March 2017, Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) passed a unanimous resolution that called on Mac to adopt a test-optional admissions policy. Since then, neither President Brian Rosenberg…

Meet the Staff Fall 2018
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Meet the Staff Fall 2018

Editors in Chief Jen Katz '19 and Will Milch '19 News Staff Hannah Catlin '21, Abe Asher '20, Margaret Moran '21, Rebecca Edwards '21 Photo Staff Noah Zwiefel '19 and Ally Kruper '21 Sports Editor Liam McMahon '20 Arts Editor Julia Fritz-Endres '19 Food and Drink Staff Erik Knisley '19 and Henry Nieberg '19 Features...
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Bognanni’s House of Tomorrow readies for big screen release

The film adaptation of English professor Peter Bognanni’s first book, The House of Tomorrow, is coming to theaters in April. The Mac Weekly sat down with Bognanni on Tuesday to discuss the movie-making process, balancing writing and teaching, and an upcoming trip to Los Angeles. The following transcript has been lightly edited for clarity. The…

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MCSG Overseer: Semester Kickoff

This week’s MCSG meeting, the first of the spring semester, began with a recap of the fall semester’s initiatives and accomplishments and outlined the Legislative Body’s [LB] plans moving forward. Program Board chair Michelle Buse ’18 presented on the Program Board (PB) budget from last semester. Program Board was allotted $68,000 for the semester –…

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Macalester-Groveland Neighborhood Expresses Mixed Sentiments Regarding Student Off-Campus Living

Earlier this fall, following concerns raised by St. Paul residents regarding decreased housing availability, the St. Paul Department of Planning and Economic Development conducted a zoning study that resulted in the addition of a “Student Overlay District” to the city’s zoning code. The ordinance restricts the conversion of single family homes and duplexes into student…

New Cognitive Science concentration opens doors for Mac students
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New Cognitive Science concentration opens doors for Mac students

At the beginning of this academic year, a group of dedicated faculty and staff were pleased to offer a brand new concentration in cognitive science at Macalester. Cognitive science is the study of systems, both natural and artificial, of knowledge and how knowledge is acquired, stored, and represented. The concentration’s webpage summarizes, “the Cognitive Science…

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MCSG Overseer: Rosenberg addresses Fossil Free, more

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a Q-and-A session with President Brian Rosenberg. Rosenberg took questions on various topics, including the Dean’s list, Macalester’s carbon neutrality plan, the possibility of a test-optional admission policy, student body diversity, and an increase in the demand for STEM classes. Rosenberg also responded to Fossil Free Macalester’s Oct. 20 op-ed…

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Proposed line 3 pipeline springs activists into action

“Pipelines spill, tar sands kill” read one sign from the Hold the Line March to Stop Line 3 on Sept. 28, as activists marched to the state capitol to protest the construction of a new tar sands pipeline in northern Minnesota. Several environmental advocacy groups including Youth Climate Intervenors and Honor the Earth, united to…

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