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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…

Content: The eternal charm of Linklater
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Content: The eternal charm of Linklater

Richard Linklater’s movies get me. Linklater sits amongst a small group of artists who mirror my internal life, the highs and lows of a fortunately stable existence. Not a lot happens in Linklater films: a couple walks along the beach; three old friends reminisce in a motel room; high schoolers drive around. He’s a master…

Gary Hines ’74 selected as 2016 commencement speaker
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Gary Hines ’74 selected as 2016 commencement speaker

Gary D. Hines ’74 has been chosen as this year’s commencement speaker for the Class of 2016’s graduation on Saturday, May 14. He is a three-time Grammy winning music director and producer of Sounds of Blackness, the 40-person choir and ten-piece orchestra group. “Since he founded the Sounds of Blackness at Macalester over 40 years…

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Kevin Morrison hired as new International Center Director

Kevin Morrison has been hired as the next Director of the International Center. Morrison, who is currently the Director of Study Abroad at Elon University, will start at Macalester on May 29. The Mac Weekly interviewed him over email; his answers are printed below. What sparked your interest in Macalester and the International Center? I…