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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College struggling to meet carbon neutrality goal
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College struggling to meet carbon neutrality goal

Miscalculations made early in the projection process could derail Macalester’s plan to be carbon neutral by 2025. In 2007, President Brian Rosenberg signed onto the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), committing to reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 at the latest. Two years later, relying on the calculations of an environmental studies senior…

Voices preparing awareness events
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Voices preparing awareness events

This October, the student organization Voices on Mental Health is expanding its effort to combat the stigma on campus connected to suicide. As part of its observation of Mental Health Awareness Month, the group, informally known as Voices, is set to sponsor a series of events that all emphasize coping with grief after suicide. “We…

Swastikas found in library, college responds
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Swastikas found in library, college responds

On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 4, two swastikas were found carved into a study table on the fourth floor of the DeWitt Wallace Library. This marks the third consecutive year that swastikas have been found carved into desks in the library, and the first appearance of the anti-semitic and white supremacist symbol on campus…

External review highlights concerns with sustainability program
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External review highlights concerns with sustainability program

Macalester has long prided itself on its commitment to sustainability. But a new external review suggests that a number of systemic problems are imperiling the college’s ability to accomplish its more ambitious sustainability objectives. In June of 2014, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation awarded Macalester the Educating Sustainability Ambassadors (ESA) grant to support its faculty…

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is not okay, and neither are we
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Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is not okay, and neither are we

Content Warning: This piece contains information related to sexual violence and the assault of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Before beginning, please be aware. On Thursday, September 27, as the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimonies from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the world was watching. Here at Macalester, students huddled around their screens…

DeWitt Wallace, Carleton, and Mac’s historic fundraising woes
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DeWitt Wallace, Carleton, and Mac’s historic fundraising woes

On Oct. 4, Macalester launched the public phase of its $100 million fundraising campaign, The Macalester Moment. It’s an important time for the college – in more ways than one. “At Macalester, fundraising is not easy,” President Brian Rosenberg said at a town hall event in Kagin Ballroom on Sept. 20. “We have historically been…

Naca suit dismissed, appeal forthcoming
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Naca suit dismissed, appeal forthcoming

In a summary judgment decision dated Sept. 20, U.S. District Court Judge Patrick J. Schiltz dismissed the remainder of former English professor Kristin Naca’s discrimination and wrongful termination suit against Macalester. However, the more than two-and-a-half year legal battle between the two parties is not over just yet: Naca plans to appeal the decision to…

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