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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Rosenberg on mental health, his salary and leaving Mac
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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…

Jinci Lu’s commitment to mental health reform
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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 –…

MCSG Overseer: LB votes down Jewish Voices for Peace funding
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MCSG Overseer: LB votes down Jewish Voices for Peace funding

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a presentation from Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP) co-chairs Freddy Barragan ’22, Saskia Bernstein ’21, Adelaide Gaughran-Bedell ’21, Serena Touqan ’22, who asked the Legislative Body (LB) to charter their organization. Jewish Voices for Peace is a national organization that collaborates with the ‘Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions’ (BDS) movement that aims…

Lack of Title IX screening for student employees, leaders leaves college scrambling to formulate new policies
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Lack of Title IX screening for student employees, leaders leaves college scrambling to formulate new policies

The failure of multiple departments on campus to screen students for Title IX complaints prior to hiring them into leadership positions has left the college scrambling to draft a new comprehensive policy for vetting student employees and leaders. Currently, there exists no college-wide policy requiring student employees to be screened through the Title IX office,…

Voter turnout up at Macalester
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Voter turnout up at Macalester

Almost two years to the day after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Americans took to the polls in one of the most critical elections in recent times. The results they delivered on the federal level were mixed: Democrats won the popular vote by a substantial margin and easily reclaimed control of…

DFL celebrates in St. Paul
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DFL celebrates in St. Paul

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) celebrated statewide victories Tuesday night in the Grand River Ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel in St. Paul. DFLers gathered to watch the election returns and hear several of their candidates make victory speeches. Throughout the night, party-goers crowded around televisions broadcasting MSNBC’s coverage around the hall, cheering on congressional candidates…

Macalester’s parental leave policy changes are more generous
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Macalester’s parental leave policy changes are more generous

“It was complicated,” Provost Karine Moe responded when asked about the parental leave policy at Macalester. She said the policy was, “outdated,” and was ready to be, “better for parents, better for kids.” So, when the Faculty Advisory Council asked Moe to look into changing it, she began working with Employment Services. Then, in spring…

Mac mourns at Mount Zion, readies for road ahead
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Mac mourns at Mount Zion, readies for road ahead

On the morning of Oct. 27, a gunman walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh and started shooting. The gunman, who believed the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) to be responsible for bringing “invaders in that kill our people” and reportedly told an officer that he wanted all…

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