Home, News / February 19, 2019 In response to homophobic picketers, Mac says “love wins”

Two traveling evangelical activists held a protest on the sidewalk parallel to Grand Avenue during the late morning and early afternoon of Monday, Feb. 18. The picketers carried signs with homophobic and anti-abortion messages and verbally harassed passersby. Though technically off campus grounds, the picketers were positioned adjacent to the Campus Center and soon attracted...

Features, Home / February 14, 2019 High Winds Fund continued role in Mac-Groveland neighborhood

This is the second part of our two-part series on the role of the High Winds Fund in Macalester’s present and past. According to President Brian Rosenberg, the High Winds fund maintains good relationships with several local community partners. High Winds currently makes donations to several local entities, including the Macalester-Groveland Community Council and Ramsey...

Home, News / February 14, 2019 Marlon James drops new book

Last week, Macalester’s author-in-residence and English professor Marlon James published his fourth novel, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf.” James read passages from the novel and signed copies at a reception on Tuesday night in Mairs Concert Hall. The novel – the first of a trilogy – follows the protagonist, Tracker, on his search for a missing...

Arts, Home / February 14, 2019 Radical ceramics on display in “Strange Place”

In January 2018, ceramics professor Summer Hills-Bonczyk approached Law Warschaw Gallery director Jehra Patrick to bring a ceramics-based exhibition to the gallery. More than a year later, “Strange Place” opened Feb. 8 and will run through March 31. Featuring international artists Neha Kudchadkar, Jason Lim, Allison Schulnik, Jason Lee Starin and Eva Vogelsang, the show...

Home, News, Uncategorized / February 14, 2019 Sunrise Movement rallies at Minnesota State Capital

Members of the Twin Cities hub of the Sunrise Movement attended a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Monday in support of the Minnesota Green New Deal. The event was organized by Minnesota Can’t Wait, a youth organization that champions bold climate action across the state, and co-hosted by nine other environmental and social...

Home, News / February 14, 2019 38th annual Mitau Lecture welcomes Cathy J. Cohen to Mac

Macalester’s political science department hosted the 38th annual Theodore Mitau Lecture in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall last Tuesday night, featuring prominent academic Cathy J. Cohen. Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green professor at the University of Chicago and has received acclaim for her work studying gender and race politics. Cohen also...

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Review: Romeo and Juliet at the Guthrie Theater
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Review: Romeo and Juliet at the Guthrie Theater

Downtown Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater is considered one of the most prestigious theaters in the Twin Cities, and its current production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet does not disappoint. The director, Joseph Haj, known for his production of King Lear this past spring, presents the world-famous love story through a mixture of traditional and modern…

Marlon James’ novel gets its TV break
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Marlon James’ novel gets its TV break

A Brief History of Seven Killings, the Man-Booker-Prize-winning novel by Macalester ’s author-in-residence and Associate Professor of English Marlon James, is coming to Amazon in the form of an original TV series. The story, set in Jamaica, follows the eight people who attempted to murder Bob Marley in 1976. “They vanished and nobody in Jamaica…

Women’s soccer releases statement on kneeling anthem protest
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Women’s soccer releases statement on kneeling anthem protest

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, members of the Macalester women’s soccer team knelt in protest during the playing of the national anthem. The team collectively wrote a statement, which The Mac Weekly has decided to publish in full. Several members of the Macalester Women’s Soccer team have recently decided to join athletes across the country in…

Macalester hosts St. Paul mayoral forum
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Macalester hosts St. Paul mayoral forum

Just over a month away from the election of St. Paul’s fifty-fourth mayor, seven of the candidates for the position came to Macalester’s John B. Davis Lecture Hall (JBD) on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 3 for the college’s second mayoral forum of the year. The leading contenders – Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party members Melvin…

After 61 years, St. Clair Broiler burns out
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After 61 years, St. Clair Broiler burns out

After 61 years of serving burgers, malts, fries, and more to the Macalester community and Macalester-Groveland neighborhood, the St. Clair Broiler will be closing its doors on Saturday, Sept. 30. The St. Clair Broiler – known as “The Broiler” – became one of the first in the Twin Cities to serve charbroiled hamburgers in 1956,…

Soccer lives up to high expectations
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Soccer lives up to high expectations

by Ben Lewis One month into the season, the Macalester men’s soccer team is already back to climbing the national rankings, and is sitting at the top of the North regional rankings. This is all part of the plan, according to senior forward Danny Baumann ’18. “The goals for the season are to win a…

Redefining Futures with the Iyapo Repository
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Redefining Futures with the Iyapo Repository

Created by artists Salome Asega and Ayodamola Okunseinde, the Iyapo Repository is a collection of art pieces meant to affirm and explore the experiences of people of African descent. The repository imagines a future in which representation is forward-thinking, innovative and inclusive. That future is collaborative by nature. Thus, the gallery itself is collaborative, drawing…

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