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Giselle Lora’s study away project funded and built in Ecuador
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Giselle Lora’s study away project funded and built in Ecuador

Giselle Lora ’18 studied abroad in Ecuador through a program called Rehearsing Change which is pedagogically centered on sustainable community development and the decolonization of learning. It’s a part of the “Fair Trade Learning” movement, seeking to have the host communities benefit and learn alongside the international students. Lora spent the spring semester of 2017…

O’Gara’s building to undergo major renovations, add apartments
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O’Gara’s building to undergo major renovations, add apartments

The building housing O’Gara’s Bar and Grill, a family-owned Union Park neighborhood landmark for 77 years, will soon be demolished and rebuilt to include a new apartment complex with a smaller version of the restaurant on the ground floor. The restaurant has expanded significantly over its nearly eight decades at the corner of Selby and…

Macalester purchases school building, parking lot across from campus
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Macalester purchases school building, parking lot across from campus

Macalester College recently completed its purchase of a few properties close to campus. On November 17, the College closed on properties at 1549 Grand Avenue and 1550 Summit Avenue. The sale includes the school building on Summit Avenue currently occupied by both Laura Jeffrey Academy and the Highland Park Montessori School, as well as the…

Owner of 1721 Princeton still in negotiations with Macalester
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Owner of 1721 Princeton still in negotiations with Macalester

As of Wednesday, the new owner of 1721 Princeton was still in tentative purchasing negotiations with Macalester. The leaders of the preservation effort said in a recent post on their Facebook page that negotiations are ongoing and they are still hopeful for a positive resolution. On Tuesday, Nov. 25, the Housing and Land Use Committee…

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Lose the lexicon: Questioning rhetoric surrounding development

The creation of a dichotomy between the “East” and the “West” has been known to generalize and downplay the development of large and diverse areas of the world. Towards the end of overt colonialism, however, as more politically correct rhetoric was sought after, this binary was disproved and thus left behind. But as our terminology…