The Mac Weekly

First (Year) Impressions: Questioning the global outlook

December 2, 2016

When I was applying to college, way back in the good old days of fall 2015, Macalester stood out to me because of its commitment to internationalism. I wanted to be at a college with diversity in its students, classes and professors. Wh...

College searches for new Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship

Hamzah Yaacob

November 11, 2016

Macalester is in the midst of a search for the new Dean for the Institute of Global Citizenship (IGC). Associate Dean of the Faculty Paul Overvoorde was appointed Interim Dean earlier this semester after Christy Hanson left th...

Macalester’s longtime Director of International Admissions Steve Colee passes away suddenly

November 4, 2016

Macalester’s longtime Director of International Admissions Steve Colee passed away unexpectedly while on a recruiting trip in China on Wednesday, October 26. President Brian Rosenberg announced the news to the school community...

What is Aleppo? A war crime

October 20, 2016

When Gary Johnson committed his infamous “What’s Aleppo?” gaffe, MSNBC commentator Mike Barnicle berated the Libertarian candidate for presidency by reminding him that Aleppo was, “the epicenter of the refugee crisis.” Of...

23rd International Roundtable explores urban sustainability

Ryan Leopold

September 30, 2016

Macalester College will host the International Roundtable, an annual, community-wide conference, from September 29 until October 1. The 23rd International Roundtable will focus on the topic of urban sustainability. Building off of th...

Why you WANT to attend this year’s International Round Table

October 4, 2013

A few weeks ago I decided last-minute to attend Farah Haddad’s talk about the Syria conflict. It meant cancelling lunch plans and skipping my daily run along the Mississippi even though I never “tuned in” to the politics of...

Mac changes flag policy

April 5, 2013

Until recently, first-year Vincy Chan’s flag was not flown at campus events or in Café Mac because of Macalester’s flag policy. Chan is an international student from Hong Kong, which is not an observer state or member of...

Study abroad is better than Kagin: adventures are educational

March 29, 2013

This is it, my final semester at Macalester. While I enjoyed my time here and have many fond memories (mostly at Kagin), I would say that some of my best college times were from when I was abroad (on CET’s intensive Arabic La...

Latitude—the choice to study abroad

March 8, 2013

The opinion piece below is an updated version of the article entitled "Facing pressure to study away" that appeared in the print edition of The Mac Weekly on Friday, March 8, 2013. What would we get anything done if we didn’...

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