Home, News / November 8, 2018 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...

Home, News / November 8, 2018 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...

Features, Home / November 8, 2018 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 She said the policy was, “outdated,” and was ready to be, “better for parents, better for kids.”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...

Home, News / November 1, 2018 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...

Arts, Home / November 1, 2018 Be the Cowboy tour: Mitski wants your love, but doesn’t need it

“Be the cowboy you wish to see in the world.” This is the motto that indie-pop artist Mitski has adopted for her newest album, aptly titled Be the Cowboy, released this August through Dead Oceans. The twist on the popular saying came to Mitski as she watched another singer perform with remarkable flair that she...

Features, Home / November 1, 2018 Evangelical leaders hit the road for the Common Good

In the lead up to midterm elections, a caravan of evangelical religious leaders are traveling around the country calling for a bold change in congressional representation: for Americans to vote Republicans out of Congress. The bus tour is led by Vote Common Good, an organization using religious and political activism to call for a more...

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‘Winnie and the People’ winners of first annual MacroBurst competition
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‘Winnie and the People’ winners of first annual MacroBurst competition

On Friday, Feb. 16, 11 teams of students gathered in Lowe Dayton Arts Commons to participate in Macalester’s first annual MacroBurst competition – an event which challenged participants to develop an original artistic performance over a sleepless 24 hours. MacroBurst replaced Funkathon, which focused exclusively on musical performances. Its rebranding reflects the school’s decision to…

The Grandview Review: the profundity of “Black Panther”
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The Grandview Review: the profundity of “Black Panther”

This is not a superhero movie. There are no capes in “Black Panther.” No heroic escapades or cookie-cutter villains. At the heart of this film are concrete questions about responsibility, duty and culture. The axis of these questions is Wakanda, a technologically-advanced African nation hidden behind the mask of an impoverished Third World country. Beneath…

Mac founder Margaret Doty’s spirit of hospitality
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Mac founder Margaret Doty’s spirit of hospitality

The fourth founder that The Mac Weekly will feature is Margaret Doty, for whom Doty Hall is named. Doty was the Macalester Dean of Women and an English professor. She was a faculty member from 1924 to 1960. Doty was a Macalester alum herself and graduated in 1914. After getting a masters degree in English…

Years of planning brings MacSHARE to Macalester
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Years of planning brings MacSHARE to Macalester

On Friday Feb. 9, students gathered in the lower level of the Campus Center to participate in the first distribution of locally-sourced organic food and produce from the MacSHARE grocery cooperative – a project three years in the making. MacSHARE buys its food in bulk from Co-Partners Warehouse on Vandalia Street in St. Paul, and…

Three months on, administration and students shape walk-in response
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Three months on, administration and students shape walk-in response

In the late morning of Nov. 16, 2017, a massive crowd of Macalester students, faculty, staff and administrators filled the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center for a walk-in against hate. What started as a student-organized response to anti-Semitic and anti-Arab graffiti on campus became a rupturing event – sparking broad conversations about equity, diversity, cultural…

Seeing the Bigger Pitcher: Dangerous Man Brewing Company
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Seeing the Bigger Pitcher: Dangerous Man Brewing Company

On this week’s Seeing the Bigger Pitcher, I was fortunate enough to “survive” the Dangerous Man Brewing Company, located in the Arts District of northeast Minneapolis. Once a dusty furniture store, this brewery has utterly transformed the building and the community that surrounds it. Sarah Bonvallet and Rob Miller, a couple from the Twin Cities…

An American Ascent: A powerful film about race and climbing
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An American Ascent: A powerful film about race and climbing

June 2013. It’s the 100th anniversary of the first ascension of Denali, also known as Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America. Rising to 20,310 feet, the mountain has welcomed many great expeditions. That summer, outdoors enthusiasts from all over the world reconvened for an anniversary ascent. Amongst them were nine climbers, the first…

Black Sheep Pizza: A Twin Cities take on American pizza
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Black Sheep Pizza: A Twin Cities take on American pizza

Judging pizza can be a contentious issue. Each individual carries their own specific taste and preferences. In some cases people feel so strongly about their prefered style of pizza that all other slices seem inferior. At some point, it becomes hard to discern between loyalty to your favorite slice of pizza and the objective attributes…

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