The Mac Weekly

Response to Maddy Jasper on political intolerance

March 14, 2014

Last week Maddy Jasper published an opinion piece titled “Macalester’s social tolerance translates to political intolerance.” In it, she expresses her frustration with Macalester’s close-mindedness towards her right-wing af...

Tolerance is not a euphemism for multiculturalism

March 14, 2014

The headline of Maddy Jasper’s opinion piece last week makes the correct assessment that “Social tolerance translates to political intolerance.” I wonder, however, to what extent it matters that that this relationship ex...

A rejection of the Palestinian monopolization on victimhood

March 14, 2014

In Sophia Hansen-Day’s recent article “Why is Macalester Silent about Israeli Apartheid” the author argues that the American Studies Association (the ASA) was correct in boycotting Israeli academic institutions several we...

Continuing the conversation about “More Than Words”

March 14, 2014

In the Mac Weekly’s February 28th edition, Jeff Garcia critiqued the Department of Multicultural Life’s “More Than Words” campaign, describing it as a plea for self-censorship. In this article, he wrote, “we, as a le...

In Response to Dalai Lama Op-Ed

February 28, 2014

The opinion piece published by Daniel Bomberg, Rachel Rauvola, and, James Meyerson in last week’s edition of The Mac Weekly reveals its naive idealism within the first two paragraphs when it attempts to shame Macalester for la...

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