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To Tink or Not to Tink? Defending the Idea Lab

Joe Trier

April 26, 2018

Last week, The Mac Weekly included an opinion article expressing distaste for the Idea Lab. The article focused on the chaotic and childish nature of the space, lack of organization and the need for a more “collegiate” focus in ou...

Idea Lab’s Detractors Should Learn What and Who It Is

Paul Cantrell

April 26, 2018

The Idea Lab is at once an art studio, a research facility, a collaboration venue, a social nexus and a grand experiment. It is also perpetually a punching bag for the malcontent. Those doing the punching should understand ex...

The Idea Lab: Not an Ideal Image for Macalester

Noah Elkins

April 19, 2018

Walking from the first to the second floor of the library is like walking into another world. The reference texts and printing stations all vanish as you walk up the first flight of stairs, and what you’re met with doesn’t lo...

Dismembering the Entrepreneurial Dream

Erin Lynch

April 12, 2018

I am writing to you all, on the threshold of my graduation from Macalester, about something that affects all of us, a culture and a world we’ve inherited. I come to you from the throes of paralyzing fear for many futures: fo...

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