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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…

Macalester debates recording policy
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Macalester debates recording policy

This is an extended version of the story that ran in the print edition of The Mac Weekly on Feb. 2. On Jan. 25, 2018, Macalester’s Education Policy and Guidance council (EPAG) met for a preliminary discussion of a proposed new policy on audiovisual recordings in Macalester classrooms. The policy was written last fall by…

Theater preview: Giving voice to the children in No Child
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Theater preview: Giving voice to the children in No Child

When you hear the words “No Child,” what are you reminded of? For most who lived through the era of intensive standardized testing in American public schools, the phrase “No Child Left Behind” comes to mind. Nilaji Sun, a teacher in the Lower East Side of New York City, saw the effects of the No…

MSCS professor Karen Saxe accepts directorship in D.C.
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MSCS professor Karen Saxe accepts directorship in D.C.

DeWitt Wallace Professor of Math, Statistics, and Computer Science Karen Saxe has announced that she will accept a position as the new director of the American Mathematical Society’s (AMS) Washington D.C. office. Saxe has been a faculty member at Macalester since 1991 and served as department chair from 2007–2013. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, the…

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Mac S.E.E. hosts first Ed Talks on Education and Social Change

On Tuesday, March 3rd, staff, faculty and students gathered in the Weyerhauser Boardroom to hear the Macalester Students for Educational Equity’s (Mac S.E.E.) inaugural “Ed Talks.” “We were brainstorming, as an organization, how we wanted to mirror our fall Ed Week,” Mac S.E.E. Chair Lizzie Hutchins ’16 said about the planning stages for the event….

Opinion

From education reform to educational equity

During my first year of college I became conscious of and outraged by the inequality of the public education system in the United States. I was introduced to shocking statistics about racial, ethnic, gender and socioeconomic disparities in educational access and outcome. I found out that Minnesota has one of the largest racial achievement gaps…

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