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2018 International Roundtable brings new perspectives to campus

Last week, Macalester hosted its 25th Annual International Roundtable (IRT), titled Beyond Blood and Skin: The Global Production and Consequences of Race and Racisms. The purpose of this year’s event was to explore race as a social construct and understand the consequences of racism worldwide. The idea for this year’s IRT came from educational studies…

23rd International Roundtable
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23rd International Roundtable

]1 Last weekend Macalester hosted the 23rd International Roundtable on urban sustainability. The plenary speakers (from left to right: Chris Ward ’76, Seitu Kenneth Jones, Sarah Dooling, Julian Agyeman) and student Isabella Soparkar ’18 discussed strategies for individual and collective actions to create more sustainable cities last Friday. Photo by Maddie Jaffe ’17.
International Roundtable: Keeping Minnesota Arts Alive
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International Roundtable: Keeping Minnesota Arts Alive

In this year’s installment of Macalester’s International Roundtable, sustainability stood front and center. Through this event, plenary speakers, panelists and student discussion leaders explored the meaning of “sustainability” and its connotations. On Friday, September 30, students Isaac Gamoran ’18 and Hannah Mira Friedland ’17 invited Minnesota artists to discuss a type of sustainability that is…

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If so inKlined | Roundtable: not always right

I attended my first International Roundtable this year, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. My International Studies professor raved about the event, saying that the the theme of migration was sure to make for a riveting group of discussions. I was required by my class to go to at least four events, but I’d…

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Students move mock border project to Old Main Lawn

Update: 4:41 PM ; 10/10/14 Provost Kathy Murray announced this afternoon that the administration will not attempt to relocate the mock border wall from Old Main Lawn, after a group of students relocated it from the courtyard behind Janet Wallace earlier this morning. Students have maintained a physical presence at the wall all day, distributing…

Mock border wall moved across campus, students frustrated
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Mock border wall moved across campus, students frustrated

On Wednesday night, a group of over 40 students congregated in the courtyard of the Theatre Building for an open forum regarding the courtyard’s newest installation: a mock border chainlink fence that had originally been slated to bisect Old Main Lawn during this week’s migration-focused International Roundtable. However, in a last-minute decision, Macalester’s administration opted…

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What happened to Mac’s mock border wall?

On a hot afternoon last February, I found myself lugging several gallons of water across an isolated ridge in the Baboquivari Peak Wilderness, southwest of Tucson, Arizona. When my companions and I arrived at our destination – an unexpectedly shady tree with some empty plastic jugs and discarded bean cans – we met four men…

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International Roundtable to discuss migration

Macalester will host its annual International Roundtable next weekend. The Roundtable is a community-wide and globally-focused forum exploring critical issues from a variety of perspectives. This year’s Roundtable will focus on Human Migration, and it boasts growing student involvement. Migration is a dynamic and powerful social force shaping societies, past and present. Geography professor Holly…