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Macalester prepares for Trump administration

December 9, 2016

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 conjun...

Macalester student community: We are with you

December 9, 2016

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 ha...

Addressing the responses to the football team’s #OurLockerRoomTalk

December 2, 2016

On October 29, the Macalester Football team released a video titled #OurLockerRoomTalk. As stated in the video, the goals of this project were: “to offer a look into what actually takes place in our own locker room, to share ou...

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

December 2, 2016

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...

The flag is bleeding

November 18, 2016

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 paint...

The results of this election are on all of us

November 18, 2016

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...

Stereotyping, no matter the target, is not the path to unity

November 18, 2016

First, let me say that I am an avid Independent. I often feel misplaced and mystified by how polarized our two major parties are, and find myself at a loss without a party that satisfies my beliefs. By November 8, my heart an...

How to talk to your conservative relatives this Thanksgiving

November 18, 2016

‘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...

The Democratic party lost its soul, then lost America

November 18, 2016

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 un...

Responses to Trump’s win

Hamzah Yaacob

November 18, 2016

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 no...

Election blurbs

November 18, 2016

Two weeks ago Tuesday, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. The following day was a fairly extraordinary one for this school. Trump’s victory was for many, though certainly not everyone, a devastating, he...

Hey white people: we’ve got work to do

November 18, 2016

Immediately following Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election last week, I, like many of you, found myself asking a lot of questions: “What do I do now? What do any of us do now?” I knew a route forward had to...

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