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...

Home, News / February 7, 2019 Keillor selling Common Good Books, Mac looks forward to change

Former Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor is selling his Grand Avenue bookstore and “leaving town,” he told the Pioneer Press in early January. The campus-adjacent Common Good Books has been a pillar of the Mac-Groveland community for 12 years but has suffered significant losses following sexual misconduct allegations against Keillor that surfaced in November...

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Locals divided over plans for abandoned Ford plant
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Locals divided over plans for abandoned Ford plant

When the Ford Motor Company’s assembly plant closed in 2011, it left behind a large plot of barren land in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul. For the last six years, it has stood vacant while city planners, Ford officials and local representatives have debated its fate. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, concerned citizens packed…

Professor Lisa Mueller discusses summer in Niger with USAID
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Professor Lisa Mueller discusses summer in Niger with USAID

Assistant Professor of Political Science Lisa Mueller spent several weeks this summer in the West African country of Niger as part of a team working for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID is the United States agency responsible for administering civil foreign aid. In order to most effectively distribute that aid, the…

Obituary: celebrating the life of Cassini (1997-2017)
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Obituary: celebrating the life of Cassini (1997-2017)

The Cassini spacecraft, aged 19 years and 11 months, died in a powerful display of heroism. The late astronomer, author and science communicator Carl Sagan once said that “for small creatures such as we, the vastness [of the universe] is bearable only through love.” Cassini’s life mission was to bring a pocket of that vastness…

Mac football makes history with rivalry wins
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Mac football makes history with rivalry wins

The Macalester Scots football team made history at Macalester Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 9, when they defeated the Hamline Pipers 23-14. The victory moved the Scots to 2-0 on the season following their 31-20 opening weekend victory over the Carleton Knights. The Scots had not pulled off this double act since 1985. They had also…

CEO of Jeremiah Project Gloria Perez speaks at First Thursday
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CEO of Jeremiah Project Gloria Perez speaks at First Thursday

The sound of bagpipes called to attention the large crowd assembled for First Thursday convocation on the morning of September 7. Everyone, from students and faculty seated in folding chairs to latecomers sitting in the bleachers, rose to greet the procession of students holding flags entering the room. They had assembled for the annual ceremony…

Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry
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Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry

Overlooking Los Angeles’ Echo Park is the statue “The Queen of Angels,” which became the inspiration for Lydia Ainsworth’s new record, Darling of the Afterglow. Ainsworth, a Torontonian electro-pop singer, released her album on March 31. She recorded the album in the same Toronto studio where she made her 2014 debut album, Right from Real….

TMW senior editors say their goodbyes, joyously reflect
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TMW senior editors say their goodbyes, joyously reflect

By Meg Britton-Mehlisch and Celia Heudebourg This week The Mac Weekly bids farewell to its own seniors. The incoming Editors-in-Chief talk with Rachel Wilson, Jamie Goodin, Ellie Fuqua, Jake Greenberg, Max Horvath, Maddie Jaffe, Eliza Ramsey, Allie Korbey, Kate Rhodes and Esha Datta. They discuss office memories and the Wac Meekly. TMW: This is the…

Women’s Water Polo wins championship
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Women’s Water Polo wins championship

The water polo team poses for a picture together. They beat the Washington & Jefferson Presidents 10-9 in overtime to win the CWPA Championship for the first time in college history. Photo courtesy of Patti Andreski.[/caption] This weekend, the Macalester Women’s Water Polo team defeated Grove City College, Carthage College and Washington & Jefferson College…

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