Home, News / May 2, 2019 Imprints creates space for open discussion of survivor experiences

Please be advised: this article contains discussion of sexual violence. The third annual Imprints Project drew students, staff and faculty members to the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center on the afternoon of Monday, April 29. Imprints features a series of survivor-support projects completed throughout Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The project, led by the pilot student...

Home, News / May 2, 2019 Registrar Jayne Niemi reflects on retirement after 40 years at Mac

During her four years as a Macalester student, Registrar Jayne Niemi ’79 worked in the admissions office. When her senior year was coming to a close, the Director of Admissions approached her and asked, “Jayne, what are you doing after graduation?” At the time, Niemi wasn’t quite sure how to respond. “I’m like, ‘Oh, I...

Home, News / May 2, 2019 Senior Spotlight: Saying goodbye to The Mac Weekly’s class of 2019

We sat down with The Mac Weekly’s 2019 graduating seniors to talk about their time working for the paper, their favorite memories and each other. TMW: Why did you decide to join The Mac Weekly and what made you stay? Will Milch: I had a weird entry into The Mac Weekly. I get there my...

Home, News / April 25, 2019 30-page report on student relations with Title IX presented to Rosenberg

Please be advised: this article contains discussion of the Title IX office and the Title IX process. Update 4/26: on the morning of 4/25, President Brian Rosenberg announced in the MacDaily that Title IX, Bias and Harassment coordinator Timothy Dunn had decided to resign from his post, effective 4/30. As of 4/26, Macalester administration had...

Home, News / April 25, 2019 Students report lack of support for survivors on campus

Please be advised: this article contains discussion of sexual violence, sexual harassment and vulgar language. Update 4/26: on the morning of 4/25, President Brian Rosenberg announced in the MacDaily that Title IX, Bias and Harassment coordinator Timothy Dunn had decided to resign from his post, effective 4/30. As of 4/26, Macalester administration had no further...

Home, Sports / April 25, 2019 Women’s basketball coach Pamela Findlay resigns

In a brief statement from Athletic Director Donnie Brooks released on Tuesday, April 23, Pamela Findlay announced her resignation from her position as Macalester College Women’s Basketball’s head coach. On the Macalester Athletics website, Findlay was quoted as saying: “Macalester is an incredible school with a very close-knit, supportive community. I’m honored to have had...

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Record-setting blizzard rocks Springfest
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Record-setting blizzard rocks Springfest

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, the Twin Cities experienced their first blizzard in nearly thirteen years, as a foot of snow fell on the area in a 14-hour period. The snow provided the backdrop for Springfest, and necessitated that Program Board (PB) hold the event inside the Leonard Center and not, as is traditional, on…

Ruppersberg channels Rauschenberg in new Walker exhibit
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Ruppersberg channels Rauschenberg in new Walker exhibit

The Walker Art Center’s “Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968-2018,” about the California-New York-based conceptual artist, is the first major retrospective of Ruppersberg’s work in 30 years. His body of work, eclectic and erudite, doesn’t follow one specific thread of thought, but is always deliberate. There is no piece empty of meaning in this exhibit. A…

Smallpools warms  weather-beaten crowd
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Smallpools warms weather-beaten crowd

Saturday brought a record-breaking April snowfall to the Twin Cities, right on time to push Springfest, Macalester’s annual outdoor event with food, music and end-of-semester stress relief, into the Leonard Center fieldhouse for the second year in a row. Students trailed in throughout the afternoon drenched in snow, pairing spring-themed outfits with thick snow boots…

Art Gallery Progressive to showcase student art
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Art Gallery Progressive to showcase student art

On April 21, Halley Norman ’19 and Diana Stone ’19 will put on the first Student Art Gallery Progressive. An artistic take on the progressive model, which has partygoers “progress” from house to house, the Art Gallery Progressive aims to showcase student art across a variety of mediums as attendees journey between the participating houses….

as if they were bears. prepares to play Springfest
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as if they were bears. prepares to play Springfest

Each year, Macalester bands compete for the coveted spot of opening for Springfest. On March 30, a five-piece group, as if they were bears.— consisting of Austin Dischinger ’18, Jack Lickerman ’21, Kevin Omodt ’20, Karl Schuetzle ’20 and Rob Stokes ’20 — reigned victorious. The band’s unusual, enigmatic name is intriguing, and makes one…

Ness Nite’s dreamlike music comes to 7th Street Entry
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Ness Nite’s dreamlike music comes to 7th Street Entry

When Ness Nite came to 7th Street Entry on March 23, the crowd that received her couldn’t help but release to the motion and emotion that has propelled her art. Shoulders swayed, booties dropped, smiles spread and even photographers were singing the words to her songs. It was as empowering as it was liberating. Confident,…

Grand Catch: A deep dive into the mind of an iron chef
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Grand Catch: A deep dive into the mind of an iron chef

I sat down with James Beard-nominated Chef Sameh Wadi to talk food, family and learn more about his newest addition to Grand Ave’s restaurant scene. Grand Catch will be opening in early April in the space that was previously occupied by Grand Central. The interview was conducted on March 9 and the following transcript has…

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