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James Forman Jr. to speak at 2019 commencement

Rebecca Edwards

February 14, 2019

Pulitzer Prize-winning criminal law scholar James Forman Jr. will deliver Macalester’s 2019 commencement address at graduation on May 18. Forman Jr., who is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School, his alma ...

Fred Swaniker to speak at 2018 commencement

Rebecca Edwards

March 2, 2018

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 L...

Transparency and trust: Student commencement speaker procedural reform

The Mac Weekly

April 28, 2017

by Alysha Alloway, Willa Childress, Robert Lin and Ollin Montes Two weeks from now, the class of 2017 will graduate, with Connor Valenti ’17 featured as the class’s commencement speaker. This may come as recent news for ma...

Lisa Hu selected as student speaker for commencement

April 24, 2015

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...

Andrews ’14 will speak at graduation

April 18, 2014

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...

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