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Addressing gender representation in economics at Mac and beyond

Today, over half of all undergraduate students in America identify as female, an encouraging statistic for future gender equality. However, some sections of the country’s higher education institutions remain disproportionate. Women currently make up less than one third of economics majors across all colleges and universities and 39 percent of Macalester’s economics majors. Macalester’s student…

Way back at Mac: Tuition woes (the highs and lows)
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Way back at Mac: Tuition woes (the highs and lows)

The cost of U.S. colleges and universities are shooting toward the moon with no sign of returning to Earth anytime soon. Seemingly unfettered by gravity, college tuition prices inch incrementally higher each year as students and families struggle to breathe at higher (financial) elevation. When my parents attended college in the late 1970s to early…

Style File: old or new Celine? Why you should care about both
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Style File: old or new Celine? Why you should care about both

And we’re back! I’ve been wanting to cover Celine since Hedi Slimane debuted the Spring/Summer 2019 collection—his first collection since being named creative director of the brand in Feb. 2018, replacing Phoebe Philo, who served as artistic head of the brand for ten years. Slimane is no newcomer to stirring up controversy within the fashion…

A culture of excellence at the expense of student sleep habits?
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A culture of excellence at the expense of student sleep habits?

“A colleague of mine recently said to me that Macalester students are like ducks: it seems like they’re just gliding across the water, but, underneath the surface, they’re actually paddling just so hard to keep up,” German studies professor Brigetta Abel said. Macalester’s midterm period was followed by last week’s much anticipated spring break. While…

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…

Accessing summer opportunities at Mac and beyond
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Accessing summer opportunities at Mac and beyond

Heidi Bjornlie ’18 gave a presentation on February 18, 2019 about her experience at a summer archaeological field school during an Anthro Tuesday event hosted by the anthropology department. The field school she attended at the University of Minnesota is co-taught by Macalester anthropology professor Scott Legge and Dr. Ed Fleming from the Science Museum…

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