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Laure Prouvost is waiting for you at the Walker

Marin Stefani

November 10, 2017

In her new exhibit at the Walker, They Are Waiting For You, Laure Prouvost raises the question: Do we really need language? Sure, language is helpful, convenient. We use language to communicate, to be understood and to understa...

Democalypse 2016: Macalester’s problem with conservatives

The Mac Weekly

September 23, 2016

It pains me to admit how many times I’ve been told, “for a republican, you’re actually really sane.” I have been complimented by my peers numerous times on my ability to respect and hear out liberal positions while ar...

Joining the dialogue on “More Than Words”

March 28, 2014

Towards the end of February, Jeff Garcia penned an opinion piece rightfully criticizing the so-called “More Than Words” campaign, pointing out that it favors demonizing seemingly harmless words while ignoring their context an...

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...

Responding to Jeff Garcia on the “More Than Words” campaign

March 7, 2014

In an opinion editorial published last week, Jeff Garcia ’14 criticized Macalester’s “More Than Words” campaign. Garcia asserts that the campaign is a form of censorship, failing to realize that the intent is not to pr...

MTW actually a success

March 7, 2014

The “More Than Words” campaign is inspiring the very dialogue Mr. Garcia has criticized it for, evident not only by his response, but the conversations many of us have engaged in with one another because of its atypical ap...

“More Than Words” relevant regardless of upbringing

March 7, 2014

Nobody leaves college the same as when they stepped in. When debating whether the history or the intent of a word matters more, the purpose of the “More Than Words” campaign is lost. Jeff Garcia himself admitted that: “...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Consent is sexy; being intentional and clear with language is sexier

May 3, 2013

I care a lot about language. It may be because of my configuration of majors and a minor, or because I have worked and want to work in communications and marketing, or because one of my best friends is a linguist. For whatever re...

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