Home, Sports / April 18, 2019 Women’s Water Polo three-peats at CWPA championships

As the final seconds ticked off the clock on Sunday, April 14, the Macalester Women’s Water Polo team looked around and reflected on what they had just accomplished. “There was a moment at the end, where I was holding the ball for the last 30 seconds and we were up by three, so we knew...

Home, News / April 18, 2019 Mac Moment reaches $100 million goal

Macalester’s “Mac Moment” fundraising campaign launched privately in 2016 with the goal of raising $100 million for the college over four years. The school aimed to put $40 million towards financial aid and $20 million each towards the Macalester Fund, programming and faculty and academic support. The effort went public in Oct. 2018 with a...

Home, News / April 18, 2019 Admissions rate drops

This year, students from 86 countries and all 50 states received offers of admission to join Macalester’s incoming class of 2023. Due to a steep increase in the number of applications, Admissions saw the acceptance rate plummet to 31 percent from the 41 percent where it had stayed for the previous two admission cycles. “To...

Home, News / April 11, 2019 Mac EMS overcomes funding roadblocks to bring naloxone to Mac

As part of a local effort to combat the opioid epidemic, Mac Emergency Medical Services (Mac EMS) will offer six trainings on the use of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone throughout the month of April. The trainings are available to all members of the campus community and will teach pupils to operate a naloxone syringe effectively...

Home / April 11, 2019 Avey Tare brings cows, robots and music to Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Farm animals, cows in particular, are a pervasive presence in the new David Portner (better known by his stage name and alter ego, Avey Tare) album, “Cows On Hourglass Pond.” If the title wasn’t a dead giveaway, the marketing material will let you know that Avey Tare is fascinated by bovines. Clickable cattle prance about...

Home, Sports / April 11, 2019 The Mac Weekly goes behind the scenes at the Final Four

US Bank Stadium hosted the NCAA Men’s Final Four in Minneapolis from Friday, April 5 until Monday, April 8. The culmination of Men’s College Basketball March Madness tournament began with an open press and media day on Friday. The NCAA opened team practices to the public for the Final Four Fan Fest. It was a...

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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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