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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 ...

Graduation Flag “Passport Policy” Targets Diasporic and Arab Students

Zeena Fuleihan

April 19, 2018

As a dual citizen of the United States and Lebanon, Macalester counts me in its internationalism statistics. On the “About Macalester” webpage, Macalester boasts that 25% of students are citizens of another country and 88...

Senior futures: Saint Paul and the great big world beyond

Juliette Verlaque

April 7, 2017

It may be a well-known stereotype that humanities and social science majors cannot find opportunities post-graduation, but many seniors will prove the naysayers wrong when they graduate this May. Macalester is rooted in a strong hi...

Senior Futures: From investment banking to the Peace Corps

March 31, 2017

This article is the first installment in a series. Each installment focuses on different academic areas and career paths. This week, we explore computer science and economics. When the Class of 2017 graduates in May, its member...

Ask The Weekly with Colleen Loranger: Graduation Apprehension

February 26, 2015

I am having a personal crisis: I am a senior and I just don’t know what to do next year. I have two sort-of-okay options but am excited about neither and I don’t know what I would be excited about. I have talked to people cl...

Into the real world: Eighteen seniors will graduate in December

November 21, 2014

While many students are preparing for finals week and winter break, another group of students on campus is preparing to do something a bit more daunting this winter: graduate from Macalester. This winter, 18 students will grad...

Sharing a degree with your rapist

May 3, 2013

What does a college degree mean when it’s shared with your rapist? This is a question I’ve been asking myself recently. In the beginning of my sophomore year at Macalester, I was raped by a friend and fellow student. It to...

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