Senior Spotlight

Anna Dolde discusses Rondo nonprofit, place-based research

Anna Dolde ‘18, a Geography major, from Seattle, Washington, has been working with the nonprofit ReConnectRondo, which engages with the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul, since last summer. She recently defended her honors project, titled “Why Is There Always a Winner and a Loser?” Participatory Insights and Recommendations to Promote Housing Resiliency in the Rondo…

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Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds delivers keynote address on Black Joy

Written by M.L. Kenney & Margaret Moran This year’s Black History Month keynote address, titled “Black Joy Is a Tool Against Oppression,” was delivered by lawyer and activist Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds from 7-9 pm in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom. Levy-Pounds, formerly of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, is perhaps best known…

Mara and Julia: a symbiotic four-year friendship
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Mara and Julia: a symbiotic four-year friendship

Talking to Mara Short ’18 and Julia Sullivan ’18, it’s clear that they care for each other with the joy and ardor of two people in passionate friend-love. After meeting as first-year roommates, Short and Sullivan adopted all the typical trappings of one’s most intimate friendship: finishing each other’s sentences, playfully ribbing each other and…

Two Mac students win Watson Fellowship
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Two Mac students win Watson Fellowship

Two Macalester seniors — Kava Garcia Vasquez and Ngan “Jasmine” Nguyen — have been selected as Watson Fellows for the 2017-18 year. The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant for an independent, international travel-based project that is awarded to graduating seniors from 40 partner liberal arts schools. This is the second year in…

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David Wheaton talks next year’s budget, financial state of Mac

Following a presentation of the 2016-17 budget to MCSG on Tuesday, April 19, The Mac Weekly met with David Wheaton, Vice President for Administration and Finance, on Wednesday, April 27 to discuss pressures on higher-ed institutions, the admissions office, tuition rate, compensation, effects on programming and the strategic plan. TMW: At the moment Macalester is…

Community protests Jamar Clark verdict
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Community protests Jamar Clark verdict

Photos by Celia Heudebourg ’18 On the evening of March 30, 2016, hundreds of people gathered to attend rallies in Minneapolis held by Justice4Jamar and Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, two groups that have advocated for the indictment of the officers involved in the shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark. Clark was shot and killed on November…