Tag: 2016 election

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Macalester prepares for Trump administration

One month after the presidential election, Macalester is readying itself for a Donald Trump administration. The college is in advanced ongoing discussions with its attorneys and faculty members on possible policy changes in conjunction with potential Trump administration actions. Director of International Students Programs Aaron Colhapp said in the meeting that the school met with…

Opinion

Macalester student community: We are with you

As a group of retired faculty, we sense at some distance the current dynamics of campus life. Our understanding was deepened by a recent presentation by Professors Dolan and Saxe on the recent election. While we no longer have the privilege of being with you in classes, labs or seminars, we do identify with you….

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This week in MCSG: PBR responds to election, affirms core values

The most recent Macalester Student Government meeting began with a visit from Macalester President Brian Rosenberg, who was present to answer questions from any of the MCSG members. In response to a question asking him how he will uphold Macalester’s institutional values, particularly in light of the most recent presidential election, the president stated that…

Opinion

The flag is bleeding

The purpose of this essay is to extend the American Studies Department as a safe space. In 2004, a year after the American Studies Department launched, we purchased the rights to use the image of Faith Ringgold’s oil painting, “The Flag is Bleeding.” Ringgold uses her art to voice her opinions on racism and gender…

Opinion

The results of this election are on all of us

The blame game began on Tuesday night. It will probably follow historians for the next hundred years. A good many of these articles will be quite insightful. A good many will not. But at their essence, I suspect the majority of these retrospectives will be bunk, by the flaw of confusing the responsible with the…

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How to talk to your conservative relatives this Thanksgiving

‘Tis the season for family political discussions. While it has become an American tradition to complain about the awkward small talk and the headaches it causes, this is not the time to hide from our responsibilities. Fleeing to Canada is not an option, and Justin Trudeau isn’t as great as he seems, anyway. Two days…

Opinion

The Democratic party lost its soul, then lost America

The modern Democratic Party died as it lived, oblivious to the signs of trouble around it. The majority of Democrats supported Hillary Clinton’s nomination, the embodiment of the establishment, despite ominous signs of her unpopularity and a rising populist tide. A bevy of self-assured strategists and operatives dismissed tightening poll numbers. David Plouffe, the brilliant…

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Responses to Trump’s win

Donald Trump’s victory in last week’s presidential election has elicited reactions from many campus communities. His campaign opened a Pandora’s box of divisive rhetoric aimed at people of color (POC) and religious minorities not used in mainstream politics in recent memory. This rhetoric, which alienated these communities, was widely predicted to cost him the election….

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