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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High Winds Fund continued role in Mac-Groveland neighborhood
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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. To read part one, please click here. 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,…

Marlon James drops new book
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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…

Radical ceramics on display in “Strange Place”
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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…

Sunrise Movement rallies at Minnesota State Capital
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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…

38th annual Mitau Lecture welcomes Cathy J. Cohen to Mac
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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…

Keillor selling Common Good Books, Mac looks forward to change
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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…

Parents and educators petition for hearing on student homelessness
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Parents and educators petition for hearing on student homelessness

With rent on the rise and a 40-day average wait for placement at family shelters, the “most liveable city in America” is struggling to serve its homeless population. In response, two Macalester-Groveland residents have started a petition asking Mayor Melvin Carter III to hold a hearing on what they call the crisis of homelessness in…

When are we going to take women’s sports seriously?
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When are we going to take women’s sports seriously?

Over the weekend of January 26, the National Hockey League (NHL) put on their annual All-Star Weekend. Given that I am an avid hockey fan, I kept tabs on the process all weekend as we transitioned into a new semester. My thoughts on the NHL All-Star game are varied and complex and contain complaints for…

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