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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Avey Tare brings cows, robots and music to Amsterdam Bar & Hall
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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…

The Mac Weekly goes behind the scenes at the Final Four
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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…

President Rosenberg to Retire in May 2020
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President Rosenberg to Retire in May 2020

At precisely 9:30 a.m., on Monday, April 8, a message from President Brian Rosenberg made its way into the email inboxes of students, staff and faculty. “I write to share the news that I will be concluding my service as President of Macalester College on May 31, 2020,” Rosenberg wrote. “I am making this announcement…

Macalester explores flexibility of disability accommodations
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Macalester explores flexibility of disability accommodations

On Tuesday, April 2, Macalester Disability Services sponsored Radical MacACCESS, a series of events exploring the experiences of people with disabilities at Macalester. The day began at 10:00 a.m. with a lecture from educational studies professor Brad Belbas in the Smail Gallery of Olin-Rice. Belbas discussed the benefits of technology as an assistive aid to…

FFM seeks feedback on proposal
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FFM seeks feedback on proposal

Fossil Free Mac (FFM), seeking student feedback and support before the board of trustees debates their proposal in May, hosted a town hall on April 1 in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall. The student organization is asking the board to place a moratorium on Macalester’s private partnerships with oil and gas companies. After classes…

Sexual violence-related graffiti found on campus buildings
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Sexual violence-related graffiti found on campus buildings

Please be advised, this story contains discussion of sexual violence and vulgarity. Graffiti reading “expel rapists,” “fuck rapists” and “support survivors” was found on campus early on the morning of Monday, April 1 — the first day of national Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The markings were spray-painted across the exterior walls of the Dewitt Wallace…

City Council bans non-sustainable to-go containers
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City Council bans non-sustainable to-go containers

The St. Paul City Council voted 5–2 on March 6 to approve the controversial “Green to Go” ordinance that would ban non-compostable and non-recyclable takeout containers at restaurants and convenience stores. The ordinance will take effect on Jan. 1, 2021. The ban exempts franchises of national chains like Denny’s, Noodles & Company and McDonald’s, in…

Macalester graduate opens show at the Met Breuer museum
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Macalester graduate opens show at the Met Breuer museum

In the career–retrospective show “Siah Armajani: Follow This Line,” over six decades of Siah Armajani’s ’63 artwork is on display until June. Arriving at The Met Breuer museum in New York City after a three-month stint at the Walker Art Center, Armajani’s elaborate personal history coupled with his unique style of art makes for a…

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