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Integrating liberal arts and STEM

February 22, 2013

If you follow the online journal Thought Catalog at all, chances are you’ve read Matt Sacarro’s piece “The Case For Removing (Almost) All Liberal Arts From College,” a critique of the post-secondary education system and...

Put your money where your mouth is

February 22, 2013

I have a confession to make. Despite signing several letters addressed to President Brian Rosenberg explaining why Macalester should divest from Wells Fargo; despite being a member of MPIRG which is a member organization of the...

Macalester enlists alum in higher education donations race

February 22, 2013

The letters, emails, and calls began a few weeks after graduating from Macalester. It’s not too late to donate to the Macalester annual fund, they said. Your contribution can still be tallied on the senior class gift! I declined....

Concrete step to fight for the planet: divest!

February 15, 2013

I haven’t experienced a “real” Minnesota winter during my two years at Macalester due to disappointingly sparse snowfalls. Last summer was equally outside the norm, as the Midwest was hit by devastating drought. Our East...

Obama and the current state of migrants

February 15, 2013

In President Obama’s latest State of the Union address, the President cursorily paid lip service to an important, insidious problem in America: our failing immigration system and the uncertain futures of undocumented migrants....

A retort: Positives of gun bans

February 8, 2013

“If you ban guns, criminals will just get them anyway,” is a statement frequently made by those opposed to gun control. For the frequency this statement appears, however, it’s almost never backed up by any data, or indeed...

Unlearn what you have learned about academese

February 8, 2013

Bruce Lee had a philosophy about fighting. Although loathe to try to quantify and stratify the world of martial arts, he believed that there were three general tiers a fighter would occupy in his lifetime. In the beginning,...

Bans don’t address root of gun problem

February 1, 2013

In light of the recent school shooting in Connecticut, many have suggested banning what the media calls “assault weapons.” President Rosenberg has declared he won’t help fund the campaign of any candidate who doesn’t vow...

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