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Tolerating viewpoint diversity is a must to survive the workplace

The Mac Weekly

October 11, 2018

By Roger S. Peterson '67 As a Macalester freshman, I knew everything. Well, ok, that changed. By graduation I recognized how much I did not know. Thanks, Mac. We were exposed to many different viewpoints at Mac. Most of Macal...

Censoring art does not allow for productive discourse

Sophia Sahm

September 27, 2018

Liberals and conservatives are once again screaming at each other over matters of artistic censorship. This time, they are both wrong. Artistic censorship in the United States has been going on since the country was founded, ...

Wholesale reforms to Macalester pass/fail system still needed

Matt Steele

September 20, 2018

This year, Macalester changed its rules on designating grading options, moving the deadline to decide whether to pass/fail a class rather than receive a letter grade to the 10th week from the fourth. Although this is an important st...

On Hope

On Hope

April 28, 2018

Should White Authors Write Characters of Color?

Wendy Franco

April 26, 2018

In the spring of my sophomore year, I took a class where we read Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue. The novel tells the story of two male record store owners – one white and one black. One of the first questions that came u...

Students award professors with recognition for Mental Health awareness

Voices on Mental Health

April 26, 2018

Earlier this semester, Voices on Mental Health sent out a survey to the student body asking for professors who were supportive or helpful with their mental illness, disability, or mental health. Below is a list of all faculty f...

A Crucial Step for the Partial Divestment Proposal

Fossil Free Mac

April 26, 2018

On the fifth of April, Fossil Free Mac heard back from Macalester’s Social Responsibility Committee (SRC) and President Brian Rosenberg regarding our proposal to place a moratorium on the $40 million the college endowment in...

To Tink or Not to Tink? Defending the Idea Lab

Joe Trier

April 26, 2018

Last week, The Mac Weekly included an opinion article expressing distaste for the Idea Lab. The article focused on the chaotic and childish nature of the space, lack of organization and the need for a more “collegiate” focus in ou...

Idea Lab’s Detractors Should Learn What and Who It Is

Paul Cantrell

April 26, 2018

The Idea Lab is at once an art studio, a research facility, a collaboration venue, a social nexus and a grand experiment. It is also perpetually a punching bag for the malcontent. Those doing the punching should understand ex...

The Idea Lab: Not an Ideal Image for Macalester

Noah Elkins

April 19, 2018

Walking from the first to the second floor of the library is like walking into another world. The reference texts and printing stations all vanish as you walk up the first flight of stairs, and what you’re met with doesn’t lo...

Thrive: Developing a Community of Strategic Thinking

Caroline Duncombe and Tasneem Issa

April 19, 2018

Macalester’s Strategic Plan has remained stationary on the President’s website page, forgotten by many students, faculty and staff whom it affects. Thrive: The Future of Macalester is a 33 page document that outlines and di...

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