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Fred Swaniker to speak at 2018 commencement

Macalester’s 2018 commencement address will be delivered by acclaimed education entrepreneur Fred Swaniker ’99. Swaniker is the founder of four pan-African development organizations: African Leadership Academy, African Leadership Network, Global Leadership Adventures and African Leadership University, focused on educational access and opportunity. Swaniker, who majored in economics at Macalester, went on to earn his MBA…

Leyla Suleiman: Commencement speech finalist shares speech excerpt
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Leyla Suleiman: Commencement speech finalist shares speech excerpt

Name: Leyla Suleiman. Majors: English literature and Educational Studies (teaching and learning track), minor in Classics. Extracurriculars: I was the leader of the Mac Muslim Student Association for two years, and stepped into an informal mentor role during my senior year. I worked at the Macalester Academic Excellence (MAX) Center as an office assistant and…

Finalists for commencement speech share their words of wisdom
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Finalists for commencement speech share their words of wisdom

Editor’s Note: The previous version of this story included a bio of Noah Nieting, who was not one of the finalists selected. We will be updating the online version with information from Leyla Suleiman, the finalist who should have been listed in Nieting’s place, shortly and will publish an excerpt from her speech in our…

District Court Judge Wilhelmina Wright to speak at Commencement
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District Court Judge Wilhelmina Wright to speak at Commencement

The Honorable Wilhelmina M. Wright has been selected to give the Commencement address to the 2017 graduating class. This year’s celebration will take place on Saturday, May 13. Photo courtesy of Wilhelmina M. Wright. Before the members of the Class of 2017 receive their diplomas on May 13, 2017, they will hear from this year’s…

Danai Gurira ’01 to be 2016 grad speaker
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Danai Gurira ’01 to be 2016 grad speaker

Actress and playwright Danai Gurira ’01 will speak at the class of 2016 Commencement for Macalester College on May 14. Gurira graduated from Macalester with a degree in psychology before earning an MFA at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Macalester announced on March 25 that Gurira will appear alongside Gary Hines ’74…

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Lisa Hu selected as student speaker for commencement

The Mac Weekly sits down with Lisa Hu ’15, this year’s student commencement speaker, to reflect on her time at Macalester and talk about her upcoming speech. TMW: Can you tell me about your personal background and where you’ve ended up at Macalester? LH: Both of my biological parents are immigrants from mainland China —…

Walter Mondale to speak at commencement
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Walter Mondale to speak at commencement

Former Vice President Walter Mondale will deliver the commencement address at Macalester’s graduation ceremony this year. Mondale served as Vice President under Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. Before that time, he served as U.S. Senator from Minnesota for two terms between 1964 and 1976. Mondale ran for president in 1984, losing to incumbent President…

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Andrews ’14 will speak at graduation

The Senior Speaker Selection Committee convened last Wednesday evening to select a finalist for this year’s commencement. After a two-week process, Lucy Andrews was chosen to address the graduating class of 2014. Andrews, a Geology major, is also captain of the Women’s Track and Field Team and a programming assistant for both the Department of…

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