Tag: Entrepreneurship

Two Mac students win Watson Fellowship
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Two Mac students win Watson Fellowship

Two Macalester seniors — Kava Garcia Vasquez and Ngan “Jasmine” Nguyen — have been selected as Watson Fellows for the 2017-18 year. The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant for an independent, international travel-based project that is awarded to graduating seniors from 40 partner liberal arts schools. This is the second year in…

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In response to Kate Ryan Reiling’s “Letter to the Editor”

In the liberal spirit of recent definitions of the word entrepreneur, I apply to myself the same label (now gimme some money, BriRo). The definition of “solv[ing] significant problems” authorizes me to do so, as I myself am trying to correct a huge one that currently besets the Macalester community: that of entrepreneurialism. The way…

Opinion

Lego of our books: on entrepreneurship and library space

Macalester recently announced its intention to convert the second floor of the library into an “entrepreneurship space.” I am saddened by this decision, but not surprised. Macalester administrators dote on trustees and donors while leaving student needs unmet. The repurposing of library space is no exception. The library is not an entrepreneurship space. Administrators and…

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Great Lakes Grant enters second semester, expands to entrepreneurship

Last summer, the Macalester Internship Program was awarded the Great Lakes Ready Internship Grant. The grant provides students with the opportunity to get paid for an otherwise unpaid internship completed during the academic year, given they have demonstrated financial need and a certain GPA. Macalester was selected to receive the grant by the Great Lakes…

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Entrepreneurship section of Strategic Plan raises questions, discussion

In the month since the release of the draft Strategic Plan, the Macalester community has turned both a hopeful and critical eye on the proposed future goals. The entrepreneurship section, which promotes increased support of social and commercial engagement and innovation, has received much discussion on campus. For Grace Putka ’16, the Student Representative on…

Strategic Plan released, focus includes diversity and entrepreneurship
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Strategic Plan released, focus includes diversity and entrepreneurship

A draft of Macalester’s strategic plan was released last week. If approved, the plan will guide the college through the next decade. After a year and a half of discussion, the Strategic Planning Committee identified ten “strategic priorities” for Macalester to implement in the next few years. These include broad themes like emphasizing entrepreneurship, diversity,…

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