Home, Media / December 6, 2018 Groveland: Title IX, Part 2: A Survivor’s Perspective

Most Macalester students are confident in the ability of the school to effectively address reports of sexual assault. But how well does the Title IX process work in practice? Here is one student’s experience. This episode contains descriptions of sexual assault and swearing. Listen on Soundcloud, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Features, Home / December 6, 2018 Macalester’s movement ecology for Palestinian human rights

This fall, Freddy Barragan ’22, Saskia Bernstein ’21, Adelaide Gaughran-Bedell ’21 and Serena Touqan ’22 founded a chapter of the national Palestinian rights organization Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP) on campus. JVP joins two existing organizations, IfNotNow and Macalester Students for Palestinian Equal Rights (MacSUPER), in the fight for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality on...

Home, News / December 6, 2018 Faculty struggle to address violence in classes

Please be advised: this article contains discussion of violence, hate speech and suicide throughout. Sitting before her class on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 30, political science professor and director of the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST) Adrienne Christiansen was caught in two minds, unsure of what to do. The previous Saturday,...

Home, Sports / November 29, 2018 Go deeper: an inside look at 40 minutes of Macalester men’s basketball

On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Macalester Scots men’s basketball team took on the Crown College Storm at the Leonard Center. The game offered the Macalester community a chance to have a look at new head coach Abe Woldeslassie as he coached his first home game. The community responded by filling the Leonard Center with a...

Home, News / November 29, 2018 Rosenberg on mental health, his salary and leaving Mac

The following is part of an interview that was conducted with Macalester President Brian Rosenberg in September. The transcript has been lightly edited for clarity. TMW: I noticed that in your first-year orientation talk a couple of big themes were ‘you belong here’; ‘you’re not alone here.’ Were you influenced in that by what happened...

Features, Home / November 29, 2018 Jinci Lu’s commitment to mental health reform

Since high school and throughout her time at Macalester, Jinci Lu ’20 has dedicated a lot of time and thought to studying mental health. “I was drawn to mental health because of personal experience with a family member who suffered from depression,” Lu said. She was interested in how different cultures handle mental health –...

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Home magazine showcases international students’ talents
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Home magazine showcases international students’ talents

When Annie Sumpunkulapak ’19, who hails from Bangkok, Thailand, first came to Macalester, she found it difficult to be an international student. She thought that it could be challenging to connect with domestic students and that she didn’t have an outlet to express her voice. Determined to increase the visibility and recognition of students from…

Professor Cecilia Espinosa on conducting and Colombia
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Professor Cecilia Espinosa on conducting and Colombia

Professor Cecilia Espinosa Arango is an imposing, aristocratic figure. She has wild, short bobbed hair, in the style of Fran Lebowitz and Beethoven. Like many other Latin Americans who earn the title of orchestra conductor, in her professional context she translates to the eye as both animated and serious. Think of “The Incredibles’” Edna Mode,…

Class of 2018 makes their last headline together
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Class of 2018 makes their last headline together

Each year, the final Senior Spotlight is dedicated to the departing Mac Weekly seniors. Here, the group of 14 discuss their experiences working on the paper. TMW: In a word, how would people describe their Mac Weekly experience? M.L. Kenney: Exhausting. Josh Koh: Besides journalistic? Photographic and exploratory. Maya Rait: Hectic. Meg Britton-Mehlisch: Formative. Max…

Record-setting blizzard rocks Springfest
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Record-setting blizzard rocks Springfest

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, the Twin Cities experienced their first blizzard in nearly thirteen years, as a foot of snow fell on the area in a 14-hour period. The snow provided the backdrop for Springfest, and necessitated that Program Board (PB) hold the event inside the Leonard Center and not, as is traditional, on…

Ruppersberg channels Rauschenberg in new Walker exhibit
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Ruppersberg channels Rauschenberg in new Walker exhibit

The Walker Art Center’s “Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968-2018,” about the California-New York-based conceptual artist, is the first major retrospective of Ruppersberg’s work in 30 years. His body of work, eclectic and erudite, doesn’t follow one specific thread of thought, but is always deliberate. There is no piece empty of meaning in this exhibit. A…

Smallpools warms  weather-beaten crowd
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Smallpools warms weather-beaten crowd

Saturday brought a record-breaking April snowfall to the Twin Cities, right on time to push Springfest, Macalester’s annual outdoor event with food, music and end-of-semester stress relief, into the Leonard Center fieldhouse for the second year in a row. Students trailed in throughout the afternoon drenched in snow, pairing spring-themed outfits with thick snow boots…

Art Gallery Progressive to showcase student art
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Art Gallery Progressive to showcase student art

On April 21, Halley Norman ’19 and Diana Stone ’19 will put on the first Student Art Gallery Progressive. An artistic take on the progressive model, which has partygoers “progress” from house to house, the Art Gallery Progressive aims to showcase student art across a variety of mediums as attendees journey between the participating houses….

as if they were bears. prepares to play Springfest
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as if they were bears. prepares to play Springfest

Each year, Macalester bands compete for the coveted spot of opening for Springfest. On March 30, a five-piece group, as if they were bears.— consisting of Austin Dischinger ’18, Jack Lickerman ’21, Kevin Omodt ’20, Karl Schuetzle ’20 and Rob Stokes ’20 — reigned victorious. The band’s unusual, enigmatic name is intriguing, and makes one…

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