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Founders Day unites the Mac community through history

A lot of colleges celebrate homecoming; we celebrate Founders Day. Founders Day is a campus-wide celebration of Macalester’s history held on the anniversary of the college’s founding. It connects the Macalester community to a larger history and set of traditions. A great deal of planning and orchestration goes into making Founders Day a success and…

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Donna Maeda takes on new role and new vision

Donna Maeda came to Macalester this past fall to a position that is not only new to her, but new to Macalester as well. She was chosen in December 2016 to be both the Dean of the Institute of Global Citizenship and the Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity. The Dean of the Institute of…

Mac founder Margaret Doty’s spirit of hospitality
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Mac founder Margaret Doty’s spirit of hospitality

The fourth founder that The Mac Weekly will feature is Margaret Doty, for whom Doty Hall is named. Doty was the Macalester Dean of Women and an English professor. She was a faculty member from 1924 to 1960. Doty was a Macalester alum herself and graduated in 1914. After getting a masters degree in English…

The complicated celebration and remembering of Edward Duffield Neill
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The complicated celebration and remembering of Edward Duffield Neill

This is the third installment of the Founder’s Day series where the Mac Weekly looks back at some Macalester Founders who have shaped the Macalester we know today. This week we will highlight Edward Duffield Neill, Macalester’s first founder. Neill was born in 1823 in Philidelphia to a well-to-do family of Scotch-Irish Presbyterians; his father…

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